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 7th March at 9:20am on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 3,143

Episode menu

Series 8, Episode 3 - Front Page Story

Mr. Humphries is made founding editor of the Grace Bros. staff newspaper, and his colleagues pressure him to investigate why they didn't get the £600 bonus promised to them.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has green hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 23rd April 1981
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th December 2013 4:30pm BBC2
Friday 6th July 2018 2:20pm Drama
Friday 6th July 2018 6:40pm Drama
Friday 10th August 2018 2:00pm Gold
Friday 10th August 2018 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Tuesday 16th October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Friday 22nd November 2019 1:20pm Gold
Friday 22nd November 2019 4:45pm Gold
Saturday 23rd November 2019 10:10am Gold
Thursday 9th January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Monday 3rd August 2020 9:20am Gold
Monday 3rd August 2020 2:00pm Gold
Monday 3rd August 2020 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 1:00pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 5:45pm Gold
Wednesday 10th March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Monday 16th August 2021 8:45am Gold
Monday 16th August 2021 1:25pm Gold
Monday 16th August 2021 6:35pm Gold
Friday 26th November 2021 8:45am Gold
Friday 26th November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Friday 26th November 2021 6:35pm Gold
Wednesday 9th March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 28th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Thursday 28th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Monday 23rd January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Monday 13th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Monday 13th February 2023 2:35pm Gold
Monday 13th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Friday 4th August 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 4th August 2023 2:35pm Gold
Friday 4th August 2023 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 5th August 2023 8:20am 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
Mike Berry Mr Bert Spooner
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Milo Sperber Mr Grossman
Kenneth Waller Old Mr Grace
Guest cast
Debbie Linden Secretary
Michael Sharvell-Martin Man with Moustache
Jennifer Guy Miss Hurst
Dawn Perllman Miss Hepburn
Denise Distel Miss Coleman
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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