The Think Tank Mar 28 1974 Sales are falling once again and so Mr. Rumbold calls together a "think tank", a suggestion he "borrowed" from Captain Peacock. The staff decide that a fashion show would be the
Big Brother Apr 04 1974 There's trouble afoot at Grace Brothers! Someone's been lifting Mrs. Slocombe's skirts and putting their hands in Mr. Grainger's drawers. Shoplifting has struck the store and Mr. Rumbold installs a
Pilot (colour restored) Jan 01 2010 Although the pilot was produced in colour, the videotape was wiped in the 1970s leaving only a 16mm black-and-white film telerecording. In 2009 the pilot episode was restored to full colour using the
Story of Are You Being Served Jan 01 2010
Funny Turns: John Inman Oct 18 1999 A Tribute to British comedy legend John Inman featuring classic clips from 'Are You Being Served?' (including the rarely seen pilot episode) and 'Grace and Favour'. As well as discussing his most
Wendy Richards - A Life on the Box From 'Are You Being Served?' to 'EastEnders,' Wendy Richard has lived her life on the Television screen. Now, get up close and personal in this exclusive documentary, featuring interviews with such
Celebrating Mollie Sugden: An 'Are You Being Served?' Special Oct 18 2009 A tribute to the legendary actress who brought Mrs. Slocombe to life in AYBS? and Grace and Favour. The special also includes clips from her other series (such as Hugh and I), reminiscences from her
Funny Women: Mollie Sugden Oct 18 1999 A Tribute to British comedy legend Mollie Sugden featuring classic clips from 'Are You Being Served?' (including the rarely seen pilot episode) and 'Grace and Favour'.
The Best of Are You Being Served Jan 18 1992 When Mr. Humphries' mother is asked to write a book, she and her son stroll down memory lane as they recall his old experiences at Grace Brothers'.
Are You Being Served?: The Movie Oct 18 1977 When Grace Brothers closes for redecoration, Young Mr. Grace send the staff on holiday to Costa Plonka, where they find themselves in the middle of a revolution
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Happy Returns (1978 Christmas Special) Dec 26 1978 It is Young Mr. Grace's birthday, and the staff sing the traditional birthday song for him and enjoy the traditional free lunch. They later rehearse their cabaret performance for Young Mr. Grace's
Roots? (1981 Christmas Special) Dec 24 1981 It is Old Mr. Grace's birthday, and the department want to bring a musical tribute to the Grace family. Mr. Rumbold's brother Mycroft (played by Nicholas Smith in a double role) then sets out to trace
Christmas Crackers (1975 Christmas Special) Dec 22 1975 The staff are called to an early morning meeting to decide on ways to boost Christmas sales figures. However, Young Mr. Grace has already decided that all the floor staff will have to wear novelty
The Father Christmas Affair (1976 Christmas Special) Dec 24 1976 Grace Brothers decides to have electric Father Christmas models, but this is soon cancelled when they go wrong. Young Mr. Grace then decides to offer £50 to a member of the department, including
The Punch and Judy Affair (1979 Christmas Special) Dec 26 1979 The Gentlemen's and Ladies' departments become pariahs when they choose not to take part in a company-wide strike. In an attempt to regain favour, the departments stage a life-sized Punch and Judy
Are You Being Served? Sep 08 1972 A reorganization within the store forces the staff of the Gentlemens Ready-To-Where Department to share their floor space with the Ladies Department. Mrs. Slocombe, head of the Ladies, and Mr.
Dear Sexy Knickers Mar 21 1973 Mr. Lucas attempts to send Miss Brahms a love letter suggesting an after-work "get it together". Confusion on who sent the letter and to whom it was intended sets the stage for a lot of
Our Figures Are Slipping Mar 28 1973 The Department figures have taken a dive and so Mr. Rumbold decides to convene a sales conference amongst the staff. Since the meeting is taking place after hours and off the clock, no one is very
Camping In Apr 04 1973 A transport strike leaves the staff stranded at the store, so Young Mr. Grace offers to let them spend the night on the floor. Tents are set up, but Mr. Lucas has trouble keeping his up. A
His and Hers Apr 11 1973 Mr. Grainger's trousers are missing, along with the central display. The staff learns that the space was freed up for the "His & Hers" fragrance display. Mrs. Slocombe is outraged that
Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend Apr 18 1973 It's pay day at Grace Brothers and the staff realize that their money just doesn't go very far. An opportunity for a bonus arises when a customer loses a diamond and offers a £100 reward. Greed
Hoorah for the Holidays Apr 11 1974 The Store's redecoration plans threaten to interfere in the staffs vacations. Everyone is now expected to take the same two weeks off and there's disagreements on how to handle it. Grace Brother's
The Clock Mar 14 1974 It's Mr. Grainger's 37th anniversary at Grace Brothers and the Department hosts a celebration dinner for him. It's a time of happiness, and dread, for if he receives a cuckoo clock then it means he's
Cold Comfort Mar 21 1974 A fuel shortage grips the country and Grace Brothers, so the stores furnaces are shut down for the day. The staff are freezing and soon develop unique ways to keep warm.
Mrs. Slocombe Expects Feb 25 1977 The staff have kittens when Mrs. Slocombe announces she's expecting a happy event, but it turns out that it's merely her cat that's pregnant; when she refuses to leave Tiddles unattended, she braves
A Change Is As Good As a Rest Mar 04 1977 When Mr. Grace announces that he plans on temporarily reorganizing the departments, the staff are indignant, but find that work can be a lot of fun...if you're working in the toy department.
Founder's Day Mar 11 1977 To celebrate Mr. Grace's 80th birthday, the staff organize This is Your Department, a spoof of This is Your Life.
The Old Order Changes Mar 18 1977 Young Mr. Grace returns from a trip to the U.S. with a host of new sales techniques that he is eager to implement.
Take-over Mar 25 1977 The staff prevent another firm's hostile takeover of Grace Brothers by impersonating the shareholders. Mr. Harman gives a rousing speech, and Grace Brothers is saved.
Goodbye Mr. Grainger Apr 01 1977 Mr. Grainger's temper as become extremely short. The staff, in a private meeting with Mr. Rumbold, decide he must go. However, when he wins the lottery, his bad mood vanishes and he makes his peace
It Pays to Advertise Apr 08 1977 The staff star in a TV commercial for Grace Brothers, produced by Mr. Humphries. Could Mr. Grace's cheapness be the reason for using his staff in such fashion?
By Appointment Nov 15 1978 The staff prepare for a visit by the Queen. The visit is abruptly ended when Mrs. Slocombe accidentally pushes a flower pot out the window, nearly hitting the Royal Couple.
The Club Nov 22 1978 Young Mr. Grace invites his workers to form a social club - in a dismal cellar badly in need of decoration. Undeterred, the staff tackle the paint and paper job with vigor.
"Do You Take This Man?" Nov 29 1978 Mrs. Slocombe thinks she's finally got her man, a bouzouki player in a Greek restaurant. The staff plan a reception at the store to help keep costs down, and her American uncle plans on giving the
Shedding the Load Dec 06 1978 Sales figures are down; profits are low. Young Mr. Grace is forced to make some economies. The threat of redundancies is looming. Someone is going to have to go - but who is it to be?
A Bliss Girl Dec 13 1978 A new display of perfume arrives from Bliss, but there is no Bliss Girl to man the counter. Mrs. Slocombe refuses the position, so Mr. Humphries becomes the Bliss Girl for the day.
Happy Returns Dec 26 1978 It is Young Mr. Grace's birthday and there is the traditional free lunch for staff in the canteen. Afterwards, the staff plan a much more festive event for the celebration.
Is It Catching? Apr 09 1981 The staff contract a strange tropical illness, Marine's Disease, from Mr. Humphries. They are quarantined in the basement until the disease is past.
A Personal Problem Apr 16 1981 Captain Peacock's wife works at Grace Brothers, as Mr. Rumbold's secretary. He is intensely jealous and is absolutely convinced that the two of them are having an affair.
Front Page Story Apr 23 1981 Mr. Humphries is made editor of the new staff magazine. The 1st Floor staff is not pleased with the stories he writes about them causing friction in the relations between floors.
Sit Out Apr 30 1981 The staff go on strike after being threatened with a pay cut or being moved to the bargain basement. They stage a protest on the roof which is interrupted by a fire which destroys the basement.
Heir Apparent May 07 1981 Old Mr. Grace becomes convinced that Mr. Humphries is his long-lost son. Mrs. Humphries (also played by Mr. Inman) arrives, and shows that she has never had relations with Mr. Grace.
Closed Circuit May 21 1981 Grace Brothers has decided to enter the video age and display advertisements on closed circuit television throughout the store. Meanwhile, there is a new face in Menswear.
The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe May 28 1981 Mrs. Slocombe has dreams in which she and Mr. Humphries become romantically embroiled. When she attempts to turn fantasy into reality, the situation becomes most difficult to handle.
Roots? Dec 24 1981 The staff decide to obtain a coat-of-arms for Old Mr. Grace's 90th birthday, but problems arise when they're unable to figure out exactly from where his ancestors came.
Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe Feb 18 1985 Mrs. Slocombe is forcibly retired from her position. Mr. Humphries and Captain Peacock get her job back, but they are retired in the same manner. They end the show as the cleaner and the lift
Grounds for Divorce Feb 25 1985 When Captain Peacock tries to salvage his marriage, he resorts to radical measures to discourage an admirer.
The Hold Up Mar 04 1985 When the store is robbed late one night, the staff determine to capture the burglars themselves.
Gambling Fever Mar 11 1985 Security cameras are again installed at Grace Brothers, and when the staff bet their bonuses on a horse race, it's up to Mr. Humphries to mime the race to them by closed-circuit.
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