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 - Roots?

For Old Mr. Grace's 90th birthday, the staff decide to trace the Grace family roots and perform a pageant in special honour of his family.


Mrs. Slocombe has red, white and blue-striped hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 1981
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
Mike Berry Mr Bert Spooner
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Benny Lee Mr Klein
Kenneth Waller Old Mr Grace
Guest cast
Louise Burton Secretary
Nicholas Smith Mycroft Rumbold
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
John Kilby Director
David Croft Producer
Mike Taylor Editor
Andrée Welstead Hornby Production Designer

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