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 at 9:20am on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 3,341

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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!

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has lilac hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 9th April 1981
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 18th December 2013 4:30pm BBC2
Thursday 11th June 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 4th July 2018 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 4th July 2018 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 8th August 2018 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 8th August 2018 6:00pm Gold
Friday 12th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Friday 12th October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th November 2019 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th November 2019 5:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 30th July 2020 9:15am Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 6:00pm Gold
Friday 19th February 2021 9:00am Gold
Friday 19th February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 19th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Monday 8th March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 12th August 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 12th August 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 24th November 2021 9:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th November 2021 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 24th November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th November 2021 7:25am Gold
Monday 7th March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 26th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Tuesday 26th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 9th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 9th February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 9th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2023 5:20pm 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
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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