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 8, Episode 2 - A Personal Problem

The balance of the floor is upset when Mrs. Peacock appears to have started an affair with Mr. Rumbold, believing Captain Peacock to be having an affair of his own.


Mrs. Slocombe has peach hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th 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
    Mike Berry Mr. Bert Spooner
    Vivienne Johnson Nurse
    Milo Sperber Mr. Grossman
    Guest cast
    Diana King Mrs. Peacock
    Jimmy Mac Warwick
    Debbie Linden Secretary
    Jack Haig Tramp
    Pat Keen Mohair Jumper
    Andrew Davis Silk Handkerchief
    Writing team
    Jeremy Lloyd Writer
    David Croft Writer
    Production team
    John Kilby Director
    David Croft Producer
    Phil Southby Editor
    Andrée Welstead Hornby Production Designer

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