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

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Series 7, Episode 5 - The Hero

When a salesperson from another department makes fun of a boil on Captain Peacock's posterior, the rest of the staff push Captain Peacock into fighting to defend his honour.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has yellow hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 16th November 1979
Time
7:05pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th December 2013 4:30pm BBC2
Monday 8th June 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Friday 29th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Friday 29th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Friday 3rd August 2018 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 9th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Tuesday 9th October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Friday 1st March 2019 1:10pm Gold
Friday 1st March 2019 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 14th August 2019 1:45pm Gold
Wednesday 14th August 2019 6:05pm Gold
Thursday 12th December 2019 6:00pm Drama
Monday 27th July 2020 9:20am Gold
Monday 27th July 2020 2:00pm Gold
Monday 27th July 2020 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th February 2021 9:00am Gold
Tuesday 16th February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 16th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Monday 9th August 2021 8:20am Gold
Monday 9th August 2021 1:00pm Gold
Monday 9th August 2021 6:35pm Gold
Friday 19th November 2021 8:30am Gold
Friday 19th November 2021 1:10pm Gold
Friday 19th November 2021 6:35pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 21st July 2022 8:55am Gold
Thursday 21st July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Monday 6th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Monday 6th February 2023 2:35pm Gold
Monday 6th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Friday 28th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 28th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 28th July 2023 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 29th July 2023 8:35am 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
Jackie Pallo (as Jackie (Mr. TV) Pallo) Mr. Franco
Raymond Bowers Shrunken Sock
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Gordon Elsbury Director
David Croft Producer
Garry Freeman Production Designer

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