Are You Being Served? Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Are You Being Served?: Season 10 (1985)

  • Season 10 Episode 7: The Pop Star

    Mr Spooner reveals unexpected musical abilities - and the rest of the staff, astonished to discover he has any talent at all, insist on cashing in on his chart success. Mike Berry, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard and Mollie Sugden star in the final episode of the long-running shopfloor comedy, which features a guest appearance by former Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross

  • Season 10 Episode 6: Friends and Neighbours

    Mr Grace offers the staff accommodation on the premises when their difficult journeys to work lead to demands for a travel allowance, but they soon find flat-sharing is not as easy as it seemed. Vintage comedy, starring John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 10 Episode 5: The Night Club

    Mr Grace asks the staff to come up with money-making ideas, including after-hours use of the shop. The employees decide to host a night club on the first floor. John Inman and Molly Sugden star

  • Season 10 Episode 4: Gambling Fever

    The staff at Grace Bros discover a novel use for a closed-circuit security system. Vintage comedy, starring John Inman

  • Season 10 Episode 3: The Hold-Up

    Thieves break into Grace Bros and expect an easy job : without realising the first-floor staff are working late. Comedy, starring Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton and John Inman

  • Season 10 Episode 2: Grounds for Divorce

    Captain Peacock becomes infatuated with another woman and the staff rally round to conceal the fact from his wife. However, his willingness to go to extreme measures to solve his problem takes Mr Humphries' breath away. Comedy, starring Frank Thornton and John Inman

  • Season 10 Episode 1: Goodbye Mrs Slocombe

    The staff at Grace Brothers are up in arms when it is decided that those who have reached a certain age are to be made redundant - leaving Mrs Slocombe facing the sack. They are far from appeased when they meet her successor. Comedy, starring Mollie Sugden

Are You Being Served?: Season 9 (1983)

  • Season 9 Episode 6: Lost and Found

    Mrs Slocombe loses her beloved cat - and turns to Mr Humphries for support in her hour of need. Fearing the feline may never return, the staff buy her a kitten. John Inman and Mollie Sugden star

  • Season 9 Episode 5: Monkey Business

    The gang visits 10 Downing Street to campaign against a Japanese takeover - and Mrs Slocombe gets a chance to demonstrate that Britain has women even more formidable than Mrs Thatcher. Comedy, starring Mollie Sugden and John Inman

  • Season 9 Episode 4: Calling All Customers

    The store advertises on Citizen Band radio, but unfortunately Mrs Slocombe's attempt to publicise her underwear attracts the attentions of the wrong type of customer. Shop-floor comedy, with Mollie Sugden and featuring the voice of Robbie Coltrane

  • Season 9 Episode 3: Memories Are Made of This

    A golf pro teaches Captain Peacock how to swing a club - but in the process he strikes a blow on Mrs Slocombe's head that causes her to revert to childhood. Comedy, starring Frank Thornton and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 9 Episode 2: Conduct Unbecoming

    Mr Humphries is accused of dipping his hand in the till. His distinguished career appears to end in disgrace when he is dismissed after being found guilty. Comedy, with John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 9 Episode 1: The Sweet Smell of Success

    Mrs Slocombe invents a perfume with aphrodisiac qualities which brings the staff out of their shells. After a misunderstanding, Mrs. Peacock finds her husband without his pants, which are in the hands of Mr Rumbold's secretary. Vintage comedy, with Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton and Nicholas Smith

Are You Being Served?: Season 8 (1981 - 2004)

  • Season 8 Episode 8: Roots?

    The staff present old Mr Grace with a coat of arms on his 90th birthday. Festive edition of the department store comedy from 1981. Mollie Sugden stars

  • Season 8 Episode 7: The Erotic Dreams of Mrs Slocombe

    In the unlikeliest love match of all time, Mrs Slocombe woos confirmed bachelor Mr Humphries in a bid to make all her romantic dreams come true. Mollie Sugden and John Inman star as the odd couple

  • Season 8 Episode 6: Closed Circuit

    Miss Brahms becomes the store spokesperson when Grace Brothers tries out closed-circuit advertising. Comedy, with Wendy Richard, Mollie Sugden and John Inman

  • Season 8 Episode 5: Heir Apparent

    Old Mr Grace recognises a photo of Mr Humphries' mother and begins to suspect the head of menswear may be his son and heir. John Inman stars

  • Season 8 Episode 4: Sit Out

    The employees are insulted by a suggestion that they take a wage cut, and decide to hold a rooftop demonstration. Comedy, starring Mollie Sugden and John Inman

  • Season 8 Episode 3: Front Page Story

    Grace Brothers decides to start an in-house magazine with Mr Humphries as the editor, but the new publication causes rifts among members of the staff. Vintage comedy, starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Wendy Richard

  • Season 8 Episode 2: A Personal Problem

    Captain Peacock becomes convinced his wife is having an adulterous liaison with Mr Rumbold. Comedy, starring Frank Thornton and Diana King

  • Season 8 Episode 1: Is It Catching?

    Mr Humphries catches a rare and contagious tropical disease - and it is not long before his workmates are getting on each other's nerves even more than usual while quarantined from the outside world. Vintage comedy, starring Mollie Sugden, John Inman and Frank Thornton

Are You Being Served?: Season 7 (1979)

  • Season 7 Episode 8: The Punch and Judy Affair

    The staff of Grace Brothers stage a life-size Punch and Judy show to entertain a group of their colleagues' children. Vintage comedy, starring John Inman

  • Season 7 Episode 7: The Agent

    Mr Goldberg sets up an employment agency and tries to find new jobs for Mrs Slocombe and Mr Humphries. Classic comedy, starring Alfie Bass, Mollie Sugden and John Inman

  • Season 7 Episode 6: Anything You Can Do

    After complaining about their long wait for lunch in the canteen, the staff are told to take over the kitchens themselves - but when they arrive for their shift, they find the area unhygienic. Comedy, starring Mollie Sugden, John Inman and Frank Thornton

  • Season 7 Episode 5: The Hero

    Captain Peacock is far from happy when he realises that the head of the sports department has spread the news about a painful boil on his bottom - and eventually defends his honour in a boxing match. Comedy, starring Frank Thornton

  • Season 7 Episode 4: Mrs Slocombe, Senior Person

    Mrs Slocombe takes charge of the department while Mr Rumbold is off sick, leading to friction with the staff. Shop-floor comedy, with John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Frank Thornton

  • Season 7 Episode 3: The Apartment

    Mrs Slocombe's flat is occupied by squatters - so young Mr Grace allows her to stay in a showcase apartment in the store. Classic comedy, starring Mollie Sugden and Harold Bennett

  • Season 7 Episode 2: Strong Stuff, This Insurance

    The department store starts an insurance scheme, prompting the staff to get in shape for the medical. Comedy, starring John Inman

  • Season 7 Episode 1: The Junior

    A job applicant (Alfie Bass) shares stories of his army experiences with Capt. Peacock (Frank Thornton).

Are You Being Served?: Season 6 (1978)

  • Season 6 Episode 6: Happy Returns

    Young Mr Grace celebrates his birthday, so the staff decides to organise a cabaret in his honour. Another chance to see the 1978 Christmas special of the comedy, starring John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 6 Episode 5: A Bliss Girl

    A perfume display arrives without a girl to run it - but Mr Humphries proves more than equal to the task. Comedy, starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Trevor Bannister and Wendy Richard

  • Season 6 Episode 4: Shedding the Load

    When sales figures are down along with the profits, Grace Brothers is forced to lay off staff. Mr Rumbold comes up with the ingenious plan that the employees themselves must decide who is fired. Classic British comedy, starring John Inman

  • Season 6 Episode 3: Do You Take This Man?

    Mrs. Slocombe is in love and plans to get married. However there are complications with the groom. She and the rest of the staff hatch a plan to help her save face when her rich American uncle comes to town for the wedding.

  • Season 6 Episode 2: The Club

    Young Mr Grace opens a social club for his employees, and they decide to decorate it in their own inimitable style. John Inman, the late Mollie Sugden, and Trevor Bannister star

    Monday 29th September 3:04pm EDT - WFPT (PBS)
  • Season 6 Episode 1: By Appointment

    The prospect of a royal visitor to the store sends the staff into a flag-waving frenzy of patriotic fervour. Comedy, starring Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden and Wendy Richard

    Friday 26th September 3:04pm EDT - WFPT (PBS)

Are You Being Served?: Season 5 (1977)

Are You Being Served?: Season 4 (1976 - 2004)

  • Season 4 Episode 7: The Father Christmas Affair

    When the motorised display breaks down, members of staff compete to win a sizeable bonus by playing Father Christmas - but sexual equality demands that Mother Christmas and Principal Boy Christmas be given their chance as well. Mollie Sugden and Trevor Bannister star in this festive edition from 1976

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Captain Peacock becomes friendly with Mr Rumbold's secretary and Mrs Peacock descends on the store to discover just how close they really are : prompting Young Mr Grace to call a board of inquiry to discover the truth. Shop-floor comedy, starring Frank Thornton, John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Fifty Years On

    The staff greet Mrs Slocombe's 50th birthday with a big celebration, including a cake in the shape of her favourite merchandise : a decision which proves a bit of a bloomer. Shop-floor comedy, starring Mollie Sugden, John Inman and Trevor Bannister

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Fire Practice

    A fire drill disrupts the department store, and Mr Humphries has an uplifting experience when an Arab sheikh tries to trade in his redundant wives. Comedy, with John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Forward Mr Grainger

    Mr Grainger is given a temporary promotion and promptly fires Mrs Slocombe : a decision he soon comes to regret. Department store comedy, starring Mollie Sugden and Arthur Brough

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Top Hat and Tails

    The staff of Grace Brothers try not to step on one another's toes when they enter an inter-store ballroom dancing competition. Shop-floor comedy, starring John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 4 Episode 1: No Sale

    Mr Grace decides to cater for working people by opening the shop at 8.30 in the morning, much to the staff's displeasure. They wonder if this is the shape of things to come, or whether they can put paid to the plans to boost profits. Comedy, with John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Trevor Bannister

Are You Being Served?: Season 3 (1975 - 2004)

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Christmas Crackers

    Young Mr Grace instructs everyone to wear fancy dress in the run-up to Christmas, turning the departments into fairy-tale grottos. Festive edition of the department store comedy from 1975, with Harold Bennett, John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 3 Episode 8: New Look

    When the department store undergoes an image transformation, the staff are reluctant to change with the times. Comedy, starring John Inman and Mollie Sugden

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Shoulder to Shoulder

    Mr Grace decides to spruce up the ladies' department with a much-needed lick of paint, forcing the female staff to share the men's counter - a sure-fire recipe for disaster. Shop-floor comedy, starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Trevor Bannister

  • Season 3 Episode 6: German Week

    The store holds a special week promoting German goods, and Captain Peacock boosts his authority by donning lederhosen. However, an influx of Teutonic tourists puts paid to the staff's hopes of a sales boom. Shop-floor comedy, guest starring Joanna Lumley, with Trevor Bannister and John Inman

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Wedding Bells

    Young Mr Grace discusses marriage plans with Mrs Slocombe : and the staff are quick to grab the wrong end of the stick. Shop floor comedy, starring Mollie Sugden, John Inman and Harold Bennett

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Cold Store

    Mr Lucas decides he's been to his granny's funeral once too often, and instead feigns illness so he can take the day off to visit his girlfriend. Department store comedy, with Mollie Sugden, Nicholas Smith and Trevor Bannister

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Up Captain Peacock

    Captain Peacock is finally given the key to the executive dining room : but the new privilege goes to his head. Shop-floor comedy, starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Frank Thornton

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Coffee Morning

    The management crack down on the staff's long coffee breaks, and introduce a check-in book for them to sign. Mrs Slocombe makes a stand against the time-and-motion men : and Mr Mash calls the union out in sympathy. Department-store comedy, starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Larry Martyn

  • Season 3 Episode 1: The Hand of Fate

    The staff wonder who will benefit from an opportunity for promotion to the board, and Mr Humphries reveals his clairvoyant abilities. Shop-floor comedy, with John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Frank Thornton

Are You Being Served?: Season 2 (1974)

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Hooray for the Holidays

    The staff discover their freedom of choice regarding holidays is under threat when the store closes for redecorating - prompting a typical response from the shop floor. Classic comedy, starring Mollie Sugden, Trevor Bannister and John Inman

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Big Brother

    Shoplifting at Grace Brothers is on the increase so Mr Rumbold installs a CCTV camera to tackle the problem, but the staff suspect it is not intended for the customers

  • Season 2 Episode 3: The Think Tank

    The staff suggest holding a fashion show during a think tank set up to boost falling sales, and agree to model the clothes themselves. Comedy, starring John Inman and Mollie Sudden

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Cold Comfort

    The staff start feeling the cold thanks to Grace Brothers' latest plans to cut costs, and it's not long before they are airing their grievances in typical fashion. Classic comedy, starring Mollie Sugden and John Inman

  • Season 2 Episode 1: The Clock

    The staff plan a dinner in honour of Mr Grainger's long-standing service to the company. Shop-floor comedy, with John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Arthur Brough

Are You Being Served?: Season 1 (1973)

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend

    A wealthy customer loses a valuable diamond in the store and the offer of a reward for its return ensures the staff are falling over themselves to find it. Shop-floor comedy, starring Trevor Bannister, John Inman and Frank Thornton

  • Season 1 Episode 4: His and Hers

    A glamorous perfume saleswoman arrives on the shop floor, prompting a disgruntled Mrs Slocombe to plot the newcomer's downfall. Comedy, guest starring Joanna Lumley

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Camping In

    A transport strike forces the staff of Grace Brothers to spend the night in the store. Shop-floor comedy, starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden and Trevor Bannister

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Our Figures Are Slipping

    The department store staff complain when they are expected to attend a sales conference outside working hours. Comedy, starring Mollie Sugden and Trevor Bannister. First shown in 1973

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Dear Sexy Knickers

    A romantic invitation from Mr Lucas to Miss Brahms is delivered to Mrs Slocombe by mistake. An episode of the shop-floor comedy from 1973, with Trevor Bannister, Mollie Sugden and Wendy Richard

Are You Being Served?: Pilot

  • Pilot

    Pilot episode of the vintage comedy, shown for the first time in a new colourised version. Trouble abounds when the Ladies Department and Gentlemen's Outfitting are informed they must share the same floor. John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton and Wendy Richard star

Are You Being Served?: Other Episodes

  • Pilot Episode

    The comic misadventures of staff members working in the ladies lingerie and gentlemen's ready-to-wear sections of a small department store.

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