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]