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

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Series 8, Episode 6 - Closed Circuit

The staff decide to use CCTV to advertise their special offers. Miss Brahms finds that her "sexy" voice (really dubbed by Mr. Grace's nurse) in the commercial has attracted the affections of a Lord.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has hot pink hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 14th May 1981
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 25th February 2014 4:20pm BBC2
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 4:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 11th July 2018 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 11th July 2018 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 15th August 2018 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 15th August 2018 5:55pm Gold
Friday 19th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Friday 19th October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2019 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2019 4:40pm Gold
Wednesday 27th November 2019 8:50am Gold
Wednesday 27th November 2019 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 27th November 2019 4:40pm Gold
Tuesday 14th January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 6th August 2020 9:20am Gold
Thursday 6th August 2020 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 6th August 2020 6:00pm Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 8:20am Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 1:40pm Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Monday 15th March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 19th August 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 19th August 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 19th August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Monday 3rd January 2022 8:20am Gold
Monday 14th March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 8:55am Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 16th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 16th February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 9th 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
Louise Burton Secretary
Gorden Kaye Mr. Fortescue
Nicholas McArdle Head Waiter
John D. Collins 2nd Waiter
John Oxley Lord Hirly
Marty Swift Rabbi
Margaret Clifton Lady Customer
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
John Kilby Director
David Croft Producer
Phil Southby Editor

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