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?

Are You Being Served? (1972)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1972 - 1985
  • 69 episodes (10 series)

Sitcom set in London department store Grace Bros., where the Ladies' Intimate Apparel and Men's Ready To Wear departments are forced to share a floor. Stars Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, John Inman, Wendy Richard, Nicholas Smith and more.

  • Pilot, Episode 1 repeated Thursday 7th March at 9:20am on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 3,332

Episode menu

Series 7, Episode 2 - Strong Stuff This Insurance

The staff are forced to undergo physicals for Grace Brothers' insurance scheme.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has purple hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 26th October 1979
Time
7:05pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 10th December 2013 4:30pm BBC2
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Tuesday 26th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 26th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 31st July 2018 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 31st July 2018 5:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Thursday 4th October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th February 2019 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th February 2019 6:20pm Gold
Friday 9th August 2019 1:40pm Gold
Friday 9th August 2019 6:35pm Gold
Monday 9th December 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 10:05am Gold
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 11th February 2021 9:00am Gold
Thursday 11th February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 11th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 4th August 2021 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 4th August 2021 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 4th August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 16th November 2021 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 16th November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 16th November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Friday 25th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Monday 18th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Monday 18th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 25th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 25th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th July 2023 5:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Amanda Barrie Ballet Mistress
Joy Allen Staff Nurse
Imogen Bickford-Smith Doctor
Trudi Van Doorn (as Geraldine Gardner) Dressing Gown
Jennifer Guy Second Customer
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Gordon Elsbury Director
David Croft Producer
Garry Freeman Production Designer

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