Grace Brothers an aging British department store, that has some not-so-ordinary staff
. Young Mr. Grace is cheap and refuses to spend any more than necessary on the operation of the department store, which then requires the staff to find creative ways to increase sales and increase profits, without cutting their pay, of course.
Besides the conflicts with management, the ladies of the Ladies Intimate Apparel Department don't always get along with the gentlemen of the Men's Ready-Made Department very well either, which wouldn't be a problem except they have to share the same department floor.
Are You Being Served?
originally aired in the United Kingdom on the BBC. It aired in the United States on PBS.
As of October 7, 2013 regular repeats returned to the UK on BBC Two as part of Daytime Classics.
Ground floor perfumery,
stationery and leather goods,
wigs and haberdashery
kitchenware and food...going up
First floor telephones,
gents ready-made suits,
shirts, socks, ties, hats,
underwear and shoes...going up
~ Words by David Croft and music by Ronnie Hazlehurst
The theme song was spoken over the sound of a cash register and simple musical accompaniment.
Jeremy Lloyd initially wrote the last two series on his own following David Croft's heart attack, but Croft eventually returned to add his contribution to the scripts .