Worst & Best Are You Being Served Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 10
Episodes: 69
First Transmission: 1972-1985
Channel: BBC

Are You Being Served? was created and written by executive producer David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd.

The show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies’ and gentlemen’s clothing departments at the London branch of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

In 2004, it was ranked 20th in a television countdown of Britain’s Best Sitcom.

John Inman: Mr Humphries
Mollie Sugden: Mrs Slocombe
Wendy Richard: Miss Brahms
Frank Thornton: Captain Peacock
Nicholas Smith: Mr Rumbold

Best Episode ( S1 Ep3 )

Camping In – Due to a transport strike, the staff are forced to stay in the store overnight. Mr Rumbold makes them sleep in tents—much to their displeasure. Hilarity ensues as colleagues insist on sharing each other’s beds.

4 April 1973

Imdb Score [8.6]



Worst Episode ( S8 Ep1 )

Is it Catching? – Mr.Goldberg and Mr Lucas are replaced by Mr Grossman and Mr Spooner, and Young Mr Grace steps down, handing over the reins to his older brother, Old Mr Grace. Mr Humphries contracts a rare disease called “Marine’s Disease”, and the entire staff has to be quarantined in the basement to prevent spreading the infection.

9 April 1981

Imdb Score – [6.7]




Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.



Are You Being Served? (1972)



Season One

Dear Sexy Knickers (1973)

Our Figures Are Slipping (1973)

Camping In (1973)

His and Hers (1973)

Diamonds Are a Man’s Best Friend (1973)


Season Two

The Clock (1974)

Cold Comfort (1974)

The Think Tank (1974)

Big Brother (1974)

Hoorah for the Holidays (1974)


Season Three

The Hand of Fate (1975)

Coffee Morning (1975)

Up Captain Peacock (1975)

Cold Store (1975)

Wedding Bells (1975)

German Week (1975)

Shoulder to Shoulder (1975)

New Look (1975)

Christmas Crackers (1975)


Season Four

No Sale (1976)

Top Hat and Tails (1976)

Forward Mr. Grainger (1976)

Fire Practice (1976)

Fifty Years On (1976)

Oh What a Tangled Web (1976)

The Father Christmas Affair (1976)


Season Five

Mrs. Slocombe Expects (1977)

A Change Is as Good as a Rest (1977)

Founder’s Day (1977)

The Old Order Changes (1977)

Take-Over (1977)

Goodbye Mr. Grainger (1977)

It Pays to Advertise (1977)


Season Six

By Appointment (1978)

The Club (1978)

Do You Take This Man? (1978)

Shedding the Load (1978)

A Bliss Girl (1978)

Happy Returns (1978)


Season Seven

The Junior (1979)

Strong Stuff, This Insurance (1979)

The Apartment (1979)

Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person (1979)

The Hero (1979)

Anything You Can Do (1979)

The Agent (1979)

The Punch and Judy Affair (1979)


Season Eight

Is It Catching? (1981)

A Personal Problem (1981)

Front Page Story (1981)

Sit Out (1981)

Heir Apparent (1981)

Closed Circuit (1981)

The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe (1981)

Roots? (1981)


Season Nine

The Sweet Smell of Success (1983)

Conduct Unbecoming (1983)

Memories Are Made of This (1983)

Calling All Customers (1983)

Monkey Business (1983)

Lost and Found (1983)


Season Ten

Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe (1985)

Grounds for Divorce (1985)

The Hold Up (1985)

Gambling Fever (1985)

The Night Club (1985)

Friends and Neighbours (1985)

The Pop Star (1985)