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Are You Being Served?

UK, English, 28 mins

  • Director: Ray Butt et al.
  • Writer: Jeremy Lloyd; David Croft
  • Producer: David Croft

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69 episodes...

In its day, the innuendos were hysterical - not now.


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The(ir) Blurb...

This quintessentially British sitcom is about Grace Brothers, a department store in London which is owned and kept traditional, almost pre-war (e.g. precise dress code for ladies frills and gentlemen's hats according to rank), by two brothers who look old enough to have fought in the Boer war but rarely appear, as most scenes play on one floor where Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold is the executive (meaning he enjoys an endless parade of foxy but stupid secretaries) in charge of management while his dignified floor walker, Captain Stephen Peacock, has daily charge over two small sales teams.

Cast & Characters

Mollie Sugden as Mrs. Betty Slocombe;
John Inman as Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries;
Frank Thornton as Captain Stephen Peacock;
Wendy Richard as Miss Shirley Brahms;
Nicholas Smith as Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold;
Trevor Bannister as Mr. Dick Lucas;
Arthur English as Mr. Beverley Harman;
Harold Bennett as Young Mr. Grace;
Arthur Brough as Mr. Ernest Grainger

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