Gavin & Stacey. Image shows from L to R: Stacey (Joanna Page), Gavin (Mathew Horne), Smithy (James Corden), Nessa (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

We Love...

Channel 5 factual celebration of sitcoms. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Features Stephen Mangan.

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.

Series 1, Episode 2 - We Love Are You Being Served?

Grace Brothers shut up shop over thirty years ago but for one night only we are reopening that infamous department store, climbing into the lift and going up to celebrate everything we love about Britain's brashest bawdiest sitcom, Are You Being Served?.

Further details

We talk to celebrity fans about their enduring love of the show including Fern Britton, Reverend Richard Coles, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, Patsy Palmer, Sherrie Hewson, Christopher Biggins and Amanda Barrie amongst many others. We also hear from family and friends of the cast who share their personal memories and never before seen private photographs of Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Trevor Bannister, Frank Thornton and Wendy Richard.

Featuring side-splitting clips and behind the scenes footage, prepare to have your ribs well and truly tickled as we pay tribute to the true-blue sitcom phenomenon that is Are You Being Served?

Broadcast details

Friday 28th August 2020
Channel 5
90 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stephen Mangan Narrator
Guest cast
Shappi Khorsandi Self
Amanda Barrie Self
Patsy Palmer Self
Nina Myskow Self
Nina Wadia Self
Sherrie Hewson Self
Pamela Bannister Self
Richard Coles (as Rev Richard Coles) Self
Christopher Biggins Self
Mike Berry Self
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Self
Fern Britton Self
Robin Moore Self
Jane Thornton Self
Jeremy Lloyd Self (Archive Material)
David Croft Self (Archive Material)
Trevor Bannister Self (Archive Material)
Mollie Sugden Self (Archive Material)
John Inman Self (Archive Material)
Wendy Richard Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Mark Turnbull Director
Emma Clarke Executive Producer
Matt Crook Executive Producer
Mark Turnbull Producer

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