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 6, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 9am.

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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