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

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
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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 1st September 2020 10:05pm C5
Tuesday 8th June 2021 11:30pm CC Extra
Sunday 13th June 2021 1:25am CC Extra
Saturday 12th March 2022 7:45pm C5
Saturday 25th February 2023 10:30pm C5

Cast & crew

Stephen Mangan Narrator
Guest cast
Shaparak Khorsandi (as 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
Paul Frost Editor
Alex Rook Graphics

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