They both treated their employees with respect and encouragement, hence young mr. The character is mentioned in sketch comedy series little britain. However, they were terminally naive to the fact that grace brothers was in its. For over 69 episodes, viewers were immersed in the world of grace brothers, an oldfashioned. Slocombe born mary elizabeth jennifer rachel abergavenny yiddell in 1926 in blackpool. As captain peacock, dresses as a toy soldier, pulls the reigns of a prop horse that was offered for him to ride on during during the dance number, its tail lifts and hits mr. A guide listing the titles and air dates for episodes of the tv series are you being served for us airdates of foreign shows. Betty slocombe is a fictional character from the bbc one comedy show, are you being served she was played by mollie sugden. The cast list currently lists about twenty odd people in it, most of whom did not appear most than a few episodes and should ideally be integrated into a minor characters article on are you being served the list also seems to have no particular order, making it difficult to scan quickly between articles. She was an actress, known for are you being served. With its innuendoladen comedy, penchant for slapstick and pantotype characters, are you being served. It was set in the ladies and gentlemens clothing departments of grace brothers, a large, fictional london department store.
Lucas are sick, and rather than giving them the day off, the store decides to pair them up on the ladies counter and send miss brahms over to the mens. After the series ended, there was a spinoff series called grace and favour, from 1992 until 1993 with many of the original actors reprising their roles. The episodes rarely left the store, and to parody the stereotype of the british class system, characters rarely addressed. Are you being served the english actor arthur brough, who achieved fame as senior clothing salesman mr. The idea for the show came from lloyds brief period in the early 1950s working at. Arthur brough actor are you being served the english actor arthur brough, who achieved fame as senior clothing salesman mr. She frequently dyes her hair unusual colours such as lime green or orange. It was written mainly by jeremy lloyd and david croft, with contributions by michael knowles and john chapman. Comic interactions among the clothing salespeople at a british department store. As a reward for being at grace brothers for 20 years, captain peacock is given the key to the executive lavatory and access to the executive. Humphries at great length about the fridge logic of. Are you being served s09e01 the sweet smell of success. Mash likes to tell the staff that peacock served in the naafi instead, and probably didnt ever leave england. Peacock to get the attention of another is to ask, characters name, are you free.
Episode guide series 10 1985 the final series was broadcast in the spring of 1985. Graces secretary debbie linden is very good looking. He appeared in the bbc sitcom are you being served. She died on february 26, 2009 in marylebone, london, england. Are you being served frank thornton was born on january 15, 1921 in dulwich, london, england as frank thornton ball. This section contains information on the characters who worked in the menswear department of grace brothers.
Mollie sugden 21 july 1922 1 july 2009 was an english comedy actress, best known for portraying the saleswoman mrs slocombe in the british sitcom are you being served. Frank thornton, mollie sugden, john inman, wendy richard remember are you being served. The cast of the new version of are you being served, led by jason watkins. Rumbold rump old rum bold and rumpled too, but those arent as naughty. The killer got the name from a parking garage schedule and wanted revenge for a hitandrun accident that killed his girlfriend. Both of miss shirley brahms suspiciously similar substitutes in the australian version of the show were named shirley buxton and shirley nichols no budget. For over 69 episodes, viewers were immersed in the world of grace brothers, an old fashioned. See more ideas about are you being served, british sitcoms and british comedy.
Although peacock later brags about being in the royal engineers and his experiences fighting rommel in north africa, mr. The show revolved around grace brothers department store and in particular the goings on within the gentlemens readytowear and ladies separates and underwear departments. The character was conceived by the sitcoms creators, david croft and. She was married to john burns, paul glorney, will thorpe and len black. Nicholas john smith 5 march 1934 6 december 2015 was an english comedy actor. Daffyd replies really, i thought it was captain peacock. The following is a list of episodes for the british sitcom are you being served. To take this test i mean and find out who you are in this. Throughout the series, her husband was alluded to have. In episode 1 of season 1 daffyd asks who was the gay character in are you being served. Nicholas smith, the last surviving member of the original cast of the bbcturnedpbs slapstick sitcom are you being served. The show revolved around grace brothers department store and in particular the goings on within the gentlemens readytowear. Mr rumbolds secretaries in all the years that are you being served.
Ny features characters having the same name as a plot point. As a result of being an octogenarian frequently surrounded by curvaceous twenty somethings. Set in london, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a. She sported exotically colored hair and made constant comments about her cat, which she always called her pussy. Even though some sources may identify a phrase as a catchphrase, this list is for those that meet the definition given in the lead section of the catchphrase article and are. Are you being served aybswhich ran from 1972 to 1985,certainly has to go down as one of the bbcs biggest television sitcom triumphs ever. Are you being served wendy richard was born on july 20, 1943 in middlesbrough, north yorkshire, england as wendy emerton. When the 12 episodes went to dvd it was appropriately renamed are you being served. This rather ordinary setting in an old style english department store was populated with some of the most eccentric but lovable characters you would ever find on tv. Like mr grossman, he lasted only four episodes, including the 1981 christmas special. The show lasted from september 1972 to april 1985, a total of 69 episodes in. Between the end of are you being served and its sequel series grace and favour, it was revealed mr. There was a film in 1977, also entitled are you being served while all episodes were in colour, the pilot had originally survived only in blackandwhite as a film transfer from the original colour source. After indulging in amateur theatrics with future star.
Tv listings find local tv listings and watch full episodes. Graces secretary debbie linden is very goodlooking. Slocombe mentions annoyance with peacocks posh royal signals corps voice. Providing playlists to make it easier to find and watch your favorite shows. What happened to the original cast of are you being served. Grace had died during a scuba dive when his secretarys bikini top came off and triggered a fatal heart attack. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of are you being served. This is a list of characters from the bbc sitcom are you being served. Actor known for his role as mr lucas in are you being served. Unfortunately, as this was england in the 1970s and 1980s, nearly all the secretaries were portrayed as being the typical ditzy young. This is a list of catchphrases found in british and american television and film, where a catchphrase is a short phrase or expression that has gained usage beyond its initial scope.
Grace kenneth waller, were the oldfashioned owners of the store. The episodes rarely left the store, and to parody the stereotype of the british class system, characters rarely addressed each other by their first names, even after. Grace returns from traveling abroad, he insists that his staff adopt an easygoing, casual american approach to customer serviceand to. She was originally played by mollie sugden and subsequently by sherrie hewson in a oneoff 2016 revival.323 182 307 1280 1419 869 716 1500 1398 730 860 228 1260 1008 1597 242 1178 851 981 1533 338 283 248 562 1274 202 473 397 727 108 1521 895 1251 65 1289 757 1233 1587 1110 1147 124 623 919 566 396 786 1482 535 271 1458 1230