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 9, Episode 1 - The Sweet Smell Of Success

Mrs. Slocombe wants to hawk her homemade perfume during store hours, but first she must convince Management that her perfume will be a success.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has skin-pink hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 22nd April 1983
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 27th February 2014 4:20pm BBC2
Friday 24th July 2015 4:45pm BBC2
Friday 13th July 2018 2:20pm Drama
Friday 13th July 2018 6:40pm Drama
Monday 20th August 2018 2:00pm Gold
Monday 20th August 2018 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 11:20am Gold
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 5:20pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2019 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2019 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 13th November 2019 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 13th November 2019 4:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Monday 10th August 2020 9:20am Gold
Monday 10th August 2020 2:00pm Gold
Monday 10th August 2020 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 1:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 5:40pm Gold
Wednesday 17th March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Monday 23rd August 2021 9:00am Gold
Monday 23rd August 2021 1:40pm Gold
Monday 23rd August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 5th January 2022 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 5th January 2022 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 5th January 2022 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 16th March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 4th August 2022 8:55am Gold
Thursday 4th August 2022 6:00pm Gold
Monday 30th January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Monday 20th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Monday 20th February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Monday 20th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Friday 11th August 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 11th August 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 11th August 2023 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 12th August 2023 7:50am 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
Candy Davis Miss Belfridge
Guest cast
Doremy Vernon Diana (Canteen Manageress)
Diana King Mrs. Peacock
Michael Sharvell-Martin Handsome Customer
Rex Robinson Military Customer
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Bob Spiers Producer
David Croft Executive Producer
Dave Hambelton Editor
John Stout Production Designer

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