Are You Being Served?. Image shows from L to R: Mrs. Betty Slocombe (Mollie Sugden), Miss Shirley Brahms (Wendy Richard), Mr. Dick Lucas (Trevor Bannister), Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold (Nicholas Smith), Mr. Mash (Larry Martyn), Mr. Ernest Grainger (Arthur Brough), Mr. Wilberforce Humphries (John Inman), Captain Stephen Peacock (Frank Thornton). Copyright: BBC.

Are You Being Served? (1972)

BBC One sitcom about a department store. 69 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1972 - 1985. Stars Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, John Inman, Wendy Richard and others.

Series 4, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Monday at 9:40am.

Series 7, Episode 1 - The Junior

The junior spot on the Men's counter opens up, and the staff start interviewing candidates. Not happy with any of them, they settle on Mr. Goldberg, a man older than them all ... and with a secret tie to Captain Peacock.


Mrs. Slocombe has mint green hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th October 1979
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mollie Sugden Mrs. Betty Slocombe
Frank Thornton Captain Stephen Peacock
John Inman Mr. Wilberforce Humphries
Wendy Richard Miss Shirley Brahms
Nicholas Smith Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold
Trevor Bannister Mr. Dick Lucas
Arthur English Mr. Beverly Harman
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
Alfie Bass Mr. Harry Goldberg
Penny Irving Miss Bakewell
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Guest cast
Hilda Fenemore Ivy (Cleaner)
Tony Sympson Mr. Webster
Jeffrey Gardiner Mr. Beauchamp
Harold Berens Customer
Morris Barry Customer
Bernard Stone Customer
Jimmy Mac Warwick
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer

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