ARE YOU BEING SERVED?
Official Are You Being Served? Website
'Are You Being Served?'
was a long running half hour BBC sitcom, which ran for 13
years from 1972 to 1985. The show began on September 8th,
1972, with its pilot episode being part of the 'Comedy
Created by Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft, and Ray Butt, 'Are
You Being Served?' was set in a fictional London
department store called Grace Brothers.
The humour could get quite risqué, with John Inman's Mr.
Humphries suggestive quips, and Mollie Sugden's Mrs.
Slocombe's character often referring to her
"pussy", innocently meaning her cat. But these
were more innocent times. Also, Mr. Humphries camp cry of
"I'm free" became one of British sitcoms most
The final episode of 'Are You Being Served?' was on April
1st, 1985, but there was a 1992 BBC TV series spin-off,
entitled 'Grace & Favour' (US title: 'Are You Being
Served? Again!'), which featured most of the original
cast. There was also the 1977 movie, 'Are You Being
Served?, using the characters and cast of the period.
Are You Being Served? Regular
Cast List (actors listed first)
Inman - Mr. Humphries
Sugden - Mrs. Slocombe
Thornton - Captain Peacock
Richard - Miss Brahms
Smith - Mr. Rumbold
Bannister - Mr. Lucas
Berry - Mr. Spooner
(1981-85, replaced the Mr. Lucas character)
Martyn - Mr. Mash (1972-75)
English - Mr. Harman
(1976-1985, replaced the Mr. Nash character)
Bennett - Young Mr. Grace
Waller - Old Mr. Grace
(1981, replaced the Young Mr. Grace character)
Arthur Brough - Mr. Grainger (1972-77)
Brough's Mr. Grainger was replaced by:
Hayter - Mr. Tebbs (1978)
Bass - Mr. Goldberg
Sperber - Mr. Grossman
Lee - Mr. Klein (1981)
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