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? (1972)

BBC One sitcom about a department store. 69 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1972 - 1985. Stars Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, John Inman, Wendy Richard and others.

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.


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

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd April 1983
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular 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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