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 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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