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: 3,331

Episode menu

Series 8, Episode 4 - Sit Out

Grace Bros. comes down on the staff for their low sales, threatening a 10% pay cut or a move of the departments down to the bargain basement. The staff decide to take to the roof in protest.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has raspberry red hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 24th February 2014 4:20pm BBC2
Tuesday 21st July 2015 4:45pm BBC2
Monday 9th July 2018 2:20pm Drama
Monday 9th July 2018 6:40pm Drama
Monday 13th August 2018 1:55pm Gold
Monday 13th August 2018 5:55pm Gold
Wednesday 17th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Wednesday 17th October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Monday 25th November 2019 9:20am Gold
Monday 25th November 2019 2:00pm Gold
Monday 25th November 2019 5:20pm Gold
Friday 10th January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 4th August 2020 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 4th August 2020 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th August 2020 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2021 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2021 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 17th August 2021 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 17th August 2021 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Monday 29th November 2021 9:25am Gold
Monday 29th November 2021 1:30pm Gold
Monday 29th November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Friday 29th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Friday 29th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 24th January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 14th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 14th February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 14th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Monday 7th August 2023 9:20am Gold
Monday 7th August 2023 2:40pm Gold
Monday 7th 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
Mike Berry Mr Bert Spooner
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Milo Sperber Mr Grossman
Kenneth Waller Old Mr Grace
Guest cast
Debbie Linden Secretary
Louise Burton Virginia Edwards
Martin Cochrane Fireman
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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