The programme deals with the working life of the staff of the Ladies' and Gent's Outfitting departments at Grace Brothers a large London Store. Captain Peacock (Frank Thornton) is the pompous Floorwalker in overall charge on the floor and Mr Rumbold (Nicholas Smith) is the Departmental Manager.
Last Episode10x07 The Pop Star Aired: Apr. 01, 1985
Mr. Spooner is discovered by a record producer, and he wants him to make a demo tape. Mr. Spooner's voice keeps giving out, and they have to …
- Mrs. Betty Slocombe
- Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Hu…
- Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold
- Captain Stephen Peacock
- Mr. Ernest Grainger
Series Fun Facts
- All scenes in all the episodes were filmed entirely in television studios.
- Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Wendy Richard and Nicholas Smith are the only actors to appear in all 10 seasons.
- The original pilot was recorded on colour videotape as part of the Comedy Playhouse (UK) series and had a "BBC Colour" credit at the end. However the original videotape was lost or wiped, so…
[show]The original pilot was recorded on colour videotape as part of the Comedy Playhouse (UK) series and had a "BBC Colour" credit at the end. However the original videotape was lost or wiped, so for years the only known copy of the episode was a black-and-white film-recording. In 2008 however, technical engineers began restoring the edition to full colour by utilising the colour signal information recorded into the monochrome film print. The remastered copy was finally screened on BBC2 in 2010 during a New Year's Day celebration of the series, being seen in colour for the first time since 1972.