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: 3,331

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Series 9, Episode 5 - Monkey Business

The staff are first upset about not getting a pay raise, and news of a Japanese take-over bid for the store does not calm matters. They decide to take their case to the Prime Minister at No. 10.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has silver-blue hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th May 1983
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 5th March 2014 4:15pm BBC2
Wednesday 5th August 2015 3:30pm BBC2
Friday 24th August 2018 2:20pm Gold
Friday 24th August 2018 6:20pm Gold
Monday 29th October 2018 11:20am Gold
Monday 29th October 2018 5:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th March 2019 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 14th March 2019 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th September 2019 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th September 2019 5:40pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 6:00pm Drama
Friday 14th August 2020 9:20am Gold
Friday 14th August 2020 2:00pm Gold
Friday 14th August 2020 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 15th August 2020 8:40am Gold
Monday 8th March 2021 8:10am Gold
Monday 8th March 2021 12:50pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 6:00pm Drama
Friday 27th August 2021 9:00am Gold
Friday 27th August 2021 1:40pm Gold
Friday 27th August 2021 6:40pm Gold
Monday 10th January 2022 12:10pm Gold
Tuesday 11th January 2022 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 11th January 2022 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 11th January 2022 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 10th August 2022 8:55am Gold
Wednesday 10th August 2022 6:00pm Gold
Friday 3rd February 2023 6:00pm Drama
Friday 24th February 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 24th February 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 24th February 2023 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 17th August 2023 9:00am Gold
Thursday 17th August 2023 2:20pm 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
Eiji Kusuhara Mr. Kayoto
John D. Collins Secretary at No 10
John Biggerstaff Fur Coat Customer
Lisa Anselmi Miss Percival (Secretary)
Kristopher Kum Mr. Yamoto
Rusty Goffe Monkey
Jan Ravens Mrs. Thatcher (Voice)
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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