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 5, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold today at 9:40am.

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.


Mrs. Slocombe has yellow hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th November 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
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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