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Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served?


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 .

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Episode Info

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Cast
Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
As Mrs Slocombe
Frank ThorntonFrank Thornton
As Captain Peacock
John InmanJohn Inman
As Mr Humphries
Wendy RichardWendy Richard
As Miss Brahms
Nicholas SmithNicholas Smith
As Mr Rumbold
Arthur EnglishArthur English
As Mr Harman (Series 4-10)
Mike Berry (1)Mike Berry (1)
As Mr Spooner (Series 8-10)
Candy DavisCandy Davis
As Miss Belfridge (Series 9-10)
Harold Bennett (1)Harold Bennett (1)
As Young Mr Grace (Series 1-8)
Kenneth WallerKenneth Waller
As Old Mr Grace (Series 8)

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Recaps
1x1: Are You Being Served? recap: Opening credits
Miss Brahms and Mrs Slocombe are having trouble with the lifts, since they are hand operated and Miss Brahms is not used to using it. Finally they give up and start moving a rack of dresses out of the lift and down the stairs, crashing right into Mr Mash, who makes a disparaging remark about women... read more.
Recurring Guests

Doremy Vernon as Waitress (14 eps)
Hilda Fenemore as Elsie (8 eps)
Penny Irving as Mr. Grace's Secretary (7 eps)
Debbie Linden as Secretary (5 eps)
Stephanie Gathercole as Mr Rumbold's Secretary (5 eps)
Arthur English as Mr. Harman (5 eps)
Raymond Bowers as Customer (4 eps)
Milo Sperber as Mr. Grossman (4 eps)
Louise Burton as Secretary (4 eps)
Benny Lee as Mr. Klein (4 eps)

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