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: 3,339

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Series 8, Episode 5 - Heir Apparent

Old Mr. Grace is struck with memories when he sees a photo of Mr. Humphries' mother. Could the young salesman be his long-lost son and natural heir to the store?

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has yellow hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 7th May 1981
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 10th July 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 10th July 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 14th August 2018 1:55pm Gold
Tuesday 14th August 2018 5:55pm Gold
Thursday 18th October 2018 11:40am Gold
Thursday 18th October 2018 5:00pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 5:20pm Gold
Monday 13th January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 5th August 2020 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 5th August 2020 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 5th August 2020 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 8:20am Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 1:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Friday 12th March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 18th August 2021 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 18th August 2021 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 9:00am Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 7:00pm Gold
Friday 11th March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Monday 1st August 2022 8:55am Gold
Monday 1st August 2022 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 15th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 8th August 2023 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 8th August 2023 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 8th 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
Benny Lee Mr Klein
Kenneth Waller Old Mr Grace
Guest cast
Debbie Linden Secretary
John Inman Mrs. Annie Humphries
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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