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
- In 1972, the broadcasting of the live reports from the Munich Olympics had to be cancelled due to the Black September incident. Amongst the programmes hurriedly brought forward to fill the…
[show]In 1972, the broadcasting of the live reports from the Munich Olympics had to be cancelled due to the Black September incident. Amongst the programmes hurriedly brought forward to fill the sudden gaps in BBC1's programming schedules was the as-yet untransmitted Comedy Playhouse (UK) edition "Are You Being Served?". It proved popular enough for a full series to be commissioned.
- Subject to a remake, with an all new cast, playing the original characters First screened by the BBC on 28th August 2016. In celebration of 60 years of comedy on the BBC
- This pilot episode was originally shown as an episode of Comedy Playhouse (UK), a series of self-contained situation comedy plays.