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 3, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Monday 14th December at 9:35am.

Series 8, Episode 1 - Is It Catching?

Mr. Humphries comes down with Marines' Disease, and the entire staff is forced into quarantine with him. And on Mr. Spooner's first day in the department, too!


Mrs. Slocombe has lilac hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th April 1981
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
Arthur English Mr. Beverly Harman
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
Mike Berry Mr. Bert Spooner
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Milo Sperber Mr. Grossman
Kenneth Waller Old Mr. Grace
Guest cast
Doremy Vernon Diana (Canteen Manageress)
Debbie Linden Secretary
John D. Collins Doctor
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
John Kilby Director
David Croft Producer

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