Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served?

1972 - 2005, Comedy, Other
The exploits of the clothing staff at a London department store.
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Episode Guide

  • Are You Being Served? - The Pop Star (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    The Pop Star

    Mr. Spooner discovers a hidden talent and the chance for a new career.

  • Are You Being Served? - Friends & Neighbors (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Friends & Neighbors

    Grace Brothers offers accommodations on the premises to save traveling time and money.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Night Club (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    The Night Club

    The staff is asked for ideas on how the store can make money after shopping hours conclude.

  • Are You Being Served? - Gambling Fever (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    Gambling Fever

    The employees find an alternate use for the television security system.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Hold-Up (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    The Hold-Up

    Two thieves rob the store while the staff is conducting inventory.

  • Are You Being Served? - Grounds for Divorce (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Grounds for Divorce

    Capt. Peacock (Frank Thornton) tries to discourage Miss Bagnold's (Maggie Henderson) romantic attentions.

  • Are You Being Served? - Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe

    Mrs. Slocombe learns that Grace Brothers has initiated an early retirement plan.

  • Are You Being Served? - Lost & Found (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Lost & Found

    Mrs. Slocombe is distraught when her cat Tiddles goes missing. Knowing her attachment to the animal, the rest of the staff buy her a kitten.

  • Are You Being Served? - Monkey Business (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Monkey Business

    Rumors that the Japanese are buying the store cause the staff to protest at No. 10 Downing St.

  • Are You Being Served? - Calling All Customers (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Calling All Customers

    The store attracts the wrong kind of customers when it advertises on CB radio. Guest voice: Robbie Coltrane.

  • Are You Being Served? - Memories Are Made of This (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Memories Are Made of This

    Mrs. Slocombe has her eye on the sports department's handsome golf professional.

  • Are You Being Served? - Conduct Unbecoming (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Conduct Unbecoming

    It looks as if Mr. Humphries' (John Inman) career is over when money is missing from the men's counter.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Sweet Smell of Success (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    The Sweet Smell of Success

    The staff are short of money and can't afford the new executive dining menu that is being forced on them. Mrs. Slocombe has a sideline, however, a home made perfume that will attract the opposite sex!

  • Are You Being Served? - Roots? (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:


    The staff wants to get a coat-of-arms for Mrs. Grace's 90th birthday, but don't know where his ancestors are from.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe

    Things get out of control when Mrs. Slocombe tries to act out the dream she has had about a romantic entanglement with Mr. Humphries.

  • Are You Being Served? - Closed Circuit (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Closed Circuit

    Grace Brothers decides to display advertisements on closed-circuit television at the store.

  • Are You Being Served? - Heir Apparent (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Heir Apparent

    An old photograph causes Mr. Grace (Kenneth Waller) to believe he is related to Mr. Humphries (John Inman).

  • Are You Being Served? - Sit Out (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Sit Out

    Staff members voice their objections to proposed wage cuts in a rooftop protest.

  • Are You Being Served? - Front Page Story (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Front Page Story

    Old Mr. Grace (Kenneth Waller) appoints Mr. Humphries (John Inman) as the editor of a new in-house magazine.

  • Are You Being Served? - A Personal Problem (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    A Personal Problem

    Capt. Peacock is convinced that his wife is having an affair.

  • Are You Being Served? - Is It Catching? (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Is It Catching?

    The whole department is quarantined when Mr. Humphries contracts a tropical disease.

  • Are You Being Served? - Punch and Judy Affair (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Punch and Judy Affair

    The staff organizes a party for the children of the store's employees.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Agent (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Agent

    Mr. Goldberg runs an agency that finds positions for talented sales staff.

  • Are You Being Served? - Anything You Can Do (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Anything You Can Do

    The staff has been complaining about the canteen food and the canteen staff is tired of hearing about it. The staff ends up getting the job of running the canteen handed to them so that they can show that they can do it better.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Hero (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    The Hero

    When Captain Peacock acquires a boil in a particularly painful spot, it's not long before the news is common knowledge among the staff.

  • Are You Being Served? - Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person

    Mr. Rumbold has been taken ill and has been rushed to to hospital. Since Mrs. Slocombe has asked to be considered for a career advancement, she is placed in charge.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Apartment (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    The Apartment

    Mrs. Slocombe (Mollie Sugden) sets up house in the store when she is unable to move into her new apartment.

  • Are You Being Served? - Strong Stuff, This Insurance (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Strong Stuff, This Insurance

    The staff must get physically fit in order to participate in a new group insurance plan.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Junior (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    The Junior

    A job applicant (Alfie Bass) shares stories of his army experiences with Capt. Peacock (Frank Thornton).

  • Are You Being Served? - Happy Returns (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Happy Returns

    It is young Mr. Grace's birthday and he's in for a surprise courtesy of the Gentlemen's and Ladies' departments at Grace Brothers.

  • Are You Being Served? - A Bliss Girl (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    A Bliss Girl

    Fog prevents the salesgirl for the Bliss perfume from coming to the store. Somebody has to step up to take her place, and Mr. Humphries is just the man for the job.

  • Are You Being Served? - Shedding the Load (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Shedding the Load

    Sales figures are down and profits are down so young Mr. Grace orders Mr. Rumbold to make staff cut backs. Someone has to go and Mr. Rumbold decides the staff must decide who.

  • Are You Being Served? - Do You Take This Man? (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Do You Take This Man?

    Mrs. Slocombe is in love and plans to get married. However there are complications with the groom. She and the rest of the staff hatch a plan to help her save face when her rich American uncle comes to town for the wedding.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Club (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Club

    Young Mr. Grace (Harold Bennett) invites the staff to form a social club in the department store's dismal cellar.

  • Are You Being Served? - By Appointment (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    By Appointment

    Royalty may visit Grace Brothers, so hasty preparations are made.

  • Are You Being Served? - It Pays to Advertise (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    It Pays to Advertise

    A commercial for Grace Brothers is filmed using the store's staff.

  • Are You Being Served? - Goodbye Mr. Grainger (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Goodbye Mr. Grainger

    Mr. Grainger (Arthur Brough) continually upsets his co-workers.

  • Are You Being Served? - Takeover (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:


    Mrs. Slocombe, Miss Brahms and Mr. Harmon unite to prevent an outside firm from taking over Grace Brothers.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Old Order Changes (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Old Order Changes

    Mr. Grace's return from America is accompanied by startling innovations.

  • Are You Being Served? - Founder's Day (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Founder's Day

    Young Mr. Grace is not pleased with the events of Founder's Day.

  • Are You Being Served? - A Change Is as Good as a Rest (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    A Change Is as Good as a Rest

    The ladies and men's departments are put amid the toys because of Mr. Grace's penchant for moving departments.

  • Are You Being Served? - Mrs. Slocombe Expects (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Mrs. Slocombe Expects

    The staff becomes involved when Mrs. Slocombe faces a family crisis.

  • Are You Being Served? - Father Christmas Affair (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Father Christmas Affair

    It's time for a new Santa Claus. When Mr. Grace raises the bonus paid for the position, everybody applies for the position. Discrimination is against the law, so even the ladies of Grace Bros. apply for the position.

  • Are You Being Served? - Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Grace Brothers' employees hold a trial to determine whether Capt. Peacock spent the night with a staff secretary.

  • Are You Being Served? - Fifty Years On (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Fifty Years On

    The staffers arrange a special party for what they believe will be Mrs. Slocombe's (Mollie Sugden) 50th birthday.

  • Are You Being Served? - Fire Practice (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Fire Practice

    On the shop floor, chaos reigns when a surprise fire alarm practice throws the staff of Grace Brothers into panic, revealing fire precautions to be just a tad inadequate.

  • Are You Being Served? - Forward Mr. Grainger (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Forward Mr. Grainger

    Mr. Grainger's (Arthur Brough) temporary elevation to store manager causes drastic changes in his personality.

  • Are You Being Served? - Top Hat and Tails (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Top Hat and Tails

    The ladies' and men's departments must find a team to enter a ballroom dancing contest.

  • Are You Being Served? - No Sale (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    No Sale

    Young Mr Grace decides that the store should open at half past eight so that people can shop on their way to work, but the staff aren't happy and try to sabotage the sales figures.

  • Are You Being Served? - Christmas Crackers (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Christmas Crackers

    Young Mr. Grace has decided on a new strategy to increase Christmas sales. The staff wear costumes from nursery rhymes and fairy tales and their departments are transformed into fairy tale grottos.

  • Are You Being Served? - New Look (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    New Look

    Music from the Roaring '20s accompanies the store's promotion of the Great Gatsby style.

  • Are You Being Served? - Shoulder to Shoulder (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Shoulder to Shoulder

    The arrival of party decorations forces the ladies' and men's departments to share counter space.

  • Are You Being Served? - German Week (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    German Week

    While the store is promoting its German products, its German customers all want British-made goods. Guest star: Joanna Lumley.

  • Are You Being Served? - Wedding Bells (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Wedding Bells

    Young Mr. Grace announces he will marry a member of the store's staff.

  • Are You Being Served? - Cold Store (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Cold Store

    Suspicions are raised when Mr. Lucas needs a day off to meet his girlfriend.

  • Are You Being Served? - Up Captain Peacock (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Up Captain Peacock

    Capt. Peacock (Frank Thornton) is admitted to the executive dining room.

  • Are You Being Served? - Coffee Morning (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Coffee Morning

    The Grace Bros gang go all militant in the department store comedy. When the staff's coffee breaks are timed, they decide to take union action.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Hand of Fate (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Hand of Fate

    Hope springs eternal among the staff when promotion time approaches at Grace Brothers.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Hand of Fate (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Hand of Fate

    Hope springs eternal among the staff when promotion time approaches at Grace Brothers.

  • Are You Being Served? - Hoorah for the Holidays (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Hoorah for the Holidays

    The store's staff opposes management's proposal that everyone take vacations simultaneously.

  • Are You Being Served? - Big Brother (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Big Brother

    The store's management installs a closed-circuit television to watch shoppers and staff.

  • Are You Being Served? - Big Brother (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Big Brother

    The store's management installs a closed-circuit television to watch shoppers and staff.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Think Tank (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Think Tank

    The staff is asked for ideas to improve the store's slumping sales.

  • Are You Being Served? - Cold Comfort (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Cold Comfort

    The store's heat is turned off to conserve fuel.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Clock (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Clock

    The store sponsors an anniversary dinner for Mr. Gainer, an employee whom no one wants to see retire.

  • Are You Being Served? - Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend

    A wealthy customer who lost a diamond in the store offers a reward.

  • Are You Being Served? - His & Hers (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    His & Hers

    Mrs. Slocombe and Mr. Grainger (Mollie Sugden, Arthur Brough) unite against a visiting perfume representative. Guest star: Joanna Lumley.

  • Are You Being Served? - Camping In (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Camping In

    When a transportation strike prevents the staffers from going home, they are allowed to stay overnight at the store.

  • Are You Being Served? - Our Figures Are Slipping (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Our Figures Are Slipping

    Mr. Rumbold's (Nicholas Smith) training session for the staff conflicts with everyone's personal plans.

  • Are You Being Served? - Dear Sexy Knickers (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Dear Sexy Knickers

    The junior sales assistants fraternize despite hostility between the department heads.

  • Are You Being Served? - Pilot Episode (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Pilot Episode

    The comic misadventures of staff members working in the ladies lingerie and gentlemen's ready-to-wear sections of a small department store.

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