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 6, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 4:50pm.

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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