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, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 12:40pm.

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
    Ken Pimenta Editor
    Andrée Welstead Hornby Production Designer

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