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 4 - Calling All Customers

The staff decide to use a play staged over CB airwaves to attract business to Grace Bros.


Mrs. Slocombe has multicoloured spiked and later light green hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th May 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
Nosher Powell Roger (Truck Driver)
Ron Tarr Barnabus (Truck Driver)
Vicki Michelle C.B. Voice (Voice)
Robbie Coltrane C.B. Voice (Voice)
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Bob Spiers Producer
David Croft Executive Producer
Chris Booth Editor
John Stout Production Designer

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