Although never being assigned a name, Old Mr. Grace's Secretary (Debbie Linden) is very good-looking. Mr Harman's first name was stated as 'Harry' in "The Old Order Changes" episode and again in "Monkey Business", both times by Mr. Rumbold. The staff you hire for your event will be well presented, friendly, have Responsible Service of Alcohol certification and be fully briefed on your requirements. The other person always replied, "Old Mr Grace doesn't get about much these days." He is an actor, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? S07E08 The Punch and Judy Affair (1979 Christmas Special. Despite only appearing in one episode in series 7 ("Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person"), Miss Edna Comlozi (Avril Angers), is mentioned in several other episodes, and works in the Cosmetics department. In "Heir Apparent", Old Mr Grace believes that Mr Humphries was his son and all the staff are spoiling him. Mr Grossman (Milo Sperber) joined the clothing department after Young Mr Grace suggested having a small section of the men's and ladies' department made into an area to sell shoes. 25:52. She speaks with a Cockney accent, and is apparently married, although her husband is only mentioned once. She was frequently mentioned by Mr Grainger throughout the series. She tells him that 'the change will do him good.'. Directed by Ray Butt. Mr Lucas once called himself the 'best friend' of Mr Humphries, who was quick to deny it. (1977) and The Tomorrow People (1973). She is an actress, known for Are You Being Served? (1977) and The Tall Guy (1989). But in the series 2 episode "The Clock", Mr Mash addresses him as Mr James Lucas. Actor/Celebrity Hot List (Men; Past & Present) - 1. Later, Mrs Slocombe becomes worried that Tiddles will go into labour when she is not there so decides to ask permission to bring her into work. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Once he had the opportunity to fill in for Mr Rumbold who was away for a one-month conference (this was a nice gesture, as it entitled Mr Grainger to a slightly bigger pension) but the position went to his head: he took advantage of all Mr. Rumbold's perks (in particular the liquor cabinet and cigars), but imposed strict discipline on the rest of the staff: he threatened to make an adverse entry in Peacock's personnel record and he actually sacked Mrs Slocombe (however, he did repent his ways by the end of the episode). Who is she dating right now? She often enrolls him in things that will 'make him a man'. Compare. (1977) and Gumshoe (1971). Other (silent and uncredited) cleaners were called Doris Poland, Ivy Plunkett, Hillary, Deirdre, Daphne, Beatrice, Ethel, Betty, Noreen and Mrs Wadonga. With Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard. She is never seen on screen but Mrs Slocombe mentioned her many times, mostly starting with the line "Me and my friend Mrs Axelby...". Mrs Slocombe is prevented from helping her. Reciprocally, the other staff were much more accepting of him than they had been of Mr. Mash, and he frequently acted as a member of the group and not just as an antagonist. The Grace brothers, Young Mr Grace (Harold Bennett) and Old Mr Grace (Kenneth Waller), were the old-fashioned owners of the store. Mr. Harman was last seen in "The Pop Star" (1984) which was the last episode of Are You Being Served? Captain Peacock gets Sister (played by Joy Allen) to check his temperature, which says he is perfectly normal. The idea of a spinoff was originally suggested by the cast of Are You Being Served? In "The Night Club", Mrs Slocombe tries to send a telephone message to Tiddles but accidentally sends it to a neighbour, making him think that she fancies him. -- The Punch and Judy Affair Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Because of her youth and life, she considers herself to have few standards. In Grace and Favour, Tiddles is a blueish-grey Persian cat. In the final episode, the cleaners are played by Mary Bradley and Joan Dainty. Like Miss Pickthorpe, their department was never found out). Mrs Slocombe refers to Tiddles as her "pussy". Her third marriage, to Paul … Nicholas Smith was born on March 5, 1934 in Banstead, Surrey, England as Nicholas John Smith. 29:36. However, they were terminally naive to the fact that Grace Brothers was in its declining years. As a result, he was quickly promoted to menswear senior, and Mr Humphries and Mr Lucas returned to their former positions. Mrs Peacock (Diana King/Diana Lambert) was the long-suffering wife of Captain Peacock. Nurse dubs Miss Brahms' voice, causing a passing by Lord to become smitten with the sound of her. It was revealed that Young Mr Grace had a wife who died in 1935. Although her character was never given a name, the blonde nurse to both Old Mr Grace and Young Mr Grace appeared on the programme for three series. Are You Being Served - S 10 E 1 - Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe. [1]) In the series Mr Lucas represents fresh, modern thinking contrasted with the stale, old-fashioned thinking that permeates Grace Brothers. Captain Peacock once mentioned that she had many brothers and sisters ("His And Hers" and "The Think Tank"). He died on April 14, ... Frank Thornton was born on January 15, 1921 in Dulwich, London, England as Frank Thornton Ball. He often bragged of taking home much larger pay cheques than the sales assistants due to overtime. Johnnie Oliver. An Australian version was also produced. Cheery, no? In her third appearance ("The Sweet Smell Of Success"), Mrs Peacock burst into Mr Rumbold's office because she suspected Captain Peacock of flirting with Mr Rumbold's new secretary, Miss Belfridge. I'll bet that came as a bit of a strain to you. Miss Belfridge (Candy Davis) was the longest-running secretary of Mr. Rumbold (lasting all of Series 9 and 10) and her beautiful face and voluptuous figure caught the attentions of most male members of staff (especially Captain Peacock, besides Mr. Rumbold). The staff receive news that one of her toys was found near a well. They all compete to be the voice on the loudspeakers, as a cash prize is being offered. On one occasion, Mr Lucas opined to him after a description of the previous evening: "It's all go at your place!" Through the series, Mr Rumbold is frequently seen playing the piano for a number of staff events, birthdays, dances and performances. (In real life, Trevor Bannister had already accepted a part in a tour for Middle Age Spread so he was unable to continue the role of Mr Lucas. Are You Being Served S10e01 @ Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe. By 1975 he had been working at Grace Brothers for 20 years. Even though Hilda Fenemore played one character, (a cleaner), it was assigned three names - Elsie Makepiece, Daphne Ackroyd, and Ivy. Are You Being Served - S 1 E 3 - Our Figures Are Slipping. He was married to Hilary Martyn. Mr Rumbold's Secretaries In all the years that Are You Being Served? playing Denise Laroque, the leader of the local communist resistance. Tiddles's appearance keeps changing throughout the series. Lovers of innuendo and British humor, Flying Circus fans and seekers of laughs – look no further than this uproarious play.To the delight of fans everywhere, this popular British television comedy is now a stage show that revels in nonstop double entendres. Other than that, his character remained undeveloped over his brief tenure. When Mr Rumbold refuses, Mr Harman smuggles her into the tailor store in a coffee machine and she goes into labour. The show is remembered for its prolific use of double entendres. He made rude remarks, most frequently towards Mrs Slocombe (often being made to change tables in the canteen for this), didn't get on with Captain Peacock and had a hinted affair with Miss Brahms. Goddard (Freddie Wiles), was the early chauffeur to Young Mr Grace. However, he was considerably less militant and was more friendly towards the sales staff than Mr. Mash. Miss Monica Hazelwood appeared as Mr Rumbold's secretary in 'Oh, What A Tangled Web' when Mrs. Peacock accused her and Captain Peacock of having an affair. By the time of Grace and Favour Mrs Rumbold has left Mr Rumbold for a younger do-it-yourself man. He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? Mr Grainger often fell asleep at work, and failed to wake up when called, unless Mr Humphries asked him "Mr Grainger! In "Shedding The Load" he signs a letter as Dick Lucas. Doradebiane. He is only seen once, and it is implied that he is an artist or family researcher, for he makes a shield for Old Mr. Grace's 90th birthday, to celebrate his roots, which were Welsh, then Scottish, then from Somerset, and then had something to do with the Black and White Minstrels. The Mandalorian Grogu’s Future, Boba Fett Spin-Off, and More. Mr Wilberforce Claybourne Humphries (John Inman), sales assistant, later senior assistant in menswear. Her good looks often attracted the attention of the male staff at Grace Brothers. He appeared in many episodes between the pilot and season six. I suppose you'll have your lips in a sling for the rest of the week now." He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? She was rarely mentioned and only appeared once in the show; that was when she suspected Mr. Rumbold of cheating on her ("Friends And Neighbours"), and she stormed into the Grace Brothers flats to see what was going on, and discovered her husband drinking champagne with his secretary, Miss Belfridge. He is often described as the most loveable character in the show, and was shown to be the most popular member of the floor in 'Shedding the Load' when he was the only member of staff not to receive a vote to be sacked. After the series ended, there was a spin-off series called Grace & Favour, from 1992 until 1993 with many of the original actors reprising their roles. In this episode, Mr. Humphries' mother does come to Grace Brothers. T… In her fourth appearance ("Grounds For Divorce"), Captain Peacock chose to stay with her rather than a bank/accounts clerk who had become infatuated with him. (1972) and Are You Being Served? She appeared between seasons two and seven, and always has her hair in curlers and wears a turban, except series seven where she wears a white, bright yellow overall. In "The Apartment", Mrs Slocombe is moving house and but finds she has squatters in her new house, so Mrs Slocombe temporarily moves into the store and makes up a little house and takes Tiddles and Winston with her. Mr Rumbold's greatest ambition was to become a director of Grace Brothers: he looks up dreamily whenever the word "boardroom" is mentioned. As the series progressed he often arrived late at work in increasingly outrageous attire including punk rocker clothing and hair, motorcycle leather jacket and chaps, and a sailor uniform, always with an equally outrageous account of his previous night's activities and his efforts to make it to work on time nonetheless. 14:31. I don't even understand it! We provide 100% function co-ordination, with superb catering solutions, competitive beverage prices and essential hire equipment, for both private and corporate events. Covid Locked Down? Mrs. Rumbold (Jean Challis) was Mr. Rumbold's wife. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Moira Foot (born in Northampton) is an English actress. His ambiguous sexuality was used as a catalyst for many comedic situations and one-liners. Relationships. Except Mr. Mash because of his cushy union job, which he’ll rub in everyone’s face when he gets back. She was married to John Burns, Paul Glorney, Will Thorpe and Len Black. Although he was generally as rigid and somewhat stuffy as Mr Grainger, he did have a sense of humour about him, and particularly enjoyed, like Mr Lucas, insulting Mrs Slocombe, whom he considered to be a "crabby old cow". However, Freddie Wiles played a porter in the final episode of season five and was credited. He was an actor, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Are You Being Served? By the time of Grace and Favour, Mrs Peacock seems to be either dead or divorced from Captain Peacock[citation needed] as she is neither seen nor mentioned. Mr Patel (Renu Setna), is the head of the Accounts Department. (1972), Life is All You Get (1997) and Worzel Gummidge (1979). At his job interview, he revealed that he had spent time in the Army with Captain Peacock, to the shock and amusement of all except Captain Peacock. … Whenever his secretary showed off her legs, it would have a terrible effect on his heart. These talented actors are considered British royalty in terms of acting. In Mrs Peacock's first appearance ("Oh What A Tangled Web"), she suspected Captain Peacock of having an affair with Mr Rumbold's secretary, Miss Hazelwood, because her brother had seen them in a car together, although he was later cleared. (1972) and Big Zapper (1973). Moira Foot played Miss Thorpe, who appeared as Mr Rumbold's new but temporary secretary in the episodes 'German Week', 'Shoulder to Shoulder' and 'New Look'. Mrs Slocombe's husband left her, or was possibly arrested by the Fraud Squad (although viewers are finally introduced to him in the second series of Grace & Favour), and she lived with her cat, Tiddles, which she referred to as "my pussy"; this was the source of many a double entendre, most of which Mrs Slocombe herself completely missed. 39:45. Tiddles's tail is actually seen coming out of the coffee machine (this was props, not a real cat). In a series 5 episode, Mr Grace decides to Americanise the store, and the staff must call each other by their first names; Mr Lucas embarrassingly reveals to his co-workers that his first name is Dick, much to the delight of Mr Humphries. (1956). This section contains the minor characters in Are You Being Served? Australian edition), Mrs Slocombe (Mollie Sugden) (also appeared in spin-off Grace and Favour), Miss Brahms (Wendy Richard) (also appeared in spin-off Grace and Favour), Captain Peacock (Frank Thornton) (also appeared in spin-off Grace and Favour), Mr Rumbold (Nicholas Smith) (also appeared in spin-off Grace and Favour), The Grace Brothers (Harold Bennett and Kenneth Waller) (series 1–8, series 8), Warwick and Seymour (Jimmy Mac and Keith Hodiak) (series 6–10), Mr. Rumbold's First Secretary (Stephanie Gathercole) (Series 1 & 2), Mr. Rumbold's Secretary (Isabella Rye) (Series 4), Miss Hazelwood (Melita Manger) (Series 4), Miss Bakewell (Penny Irving) (series 4–7), Old Mr Grace's Secretary (Debbie Linden) (Series 8), Miss Belfridge (Candy Davis) (series 9–10), Mrs. Annie Humphries (John Inman) (series 5, series 8), Mrs Peacock (Diana King/Diana Lambert) (series 4, 8, 9, 10), Mycroft Rumbold (Nicholas Smith) (Series 8), Mrs. Diana Yardswick, The Canteen Manageress (Doremy Vernon) (series 3, 4, 6–10), Nurse to the Grace Brothers (Pat Astley (Series 5) and Vivienne Johnson (Series 6-8), Nurse to the Grace Brothers (Pat Astley (Series 5) and, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Are_You_Being_Served%3F_characters&oldid=994267109, Lists of British sitcom television characters, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles that are excessively detailed from February 2014, All articles that are excessively detailed, Wikipedia articles with style issues from February 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Derek Smith ("Dear Sexy Knickers...", as the 28" Inside Leg), Peter Needham ("Our Figures Are Slipping", as the Returned Glen Check); last appeared in, Anita Richardson ("Camping In", as the 38C Cup); also appeared in "German Week" (series 3), David Rowlands ("Camping In", as the Man with the Large Bra); last appeared in, Margaret Flint ("His and Hers". After the series ended, there was a spin-off series called Grace & Favour , from 1992 until 1993 with many of the original actors reprising their roles. The English actor Arthur Brough, who achieved fame as senior clothing salesman Mr. Grainger on the BBC-TV comedy series Are You Being Served? Ironically, when he finally did appear in the show, Kenneth Waller (as Old Mr Grace) twenty-eight years younger than Harold Bennett (as Young Mr Grace), and thus the character was in much better condition both mentally and physically. She was an actress, known for Are You Being Served? (1972) in the 1970s, after almost half-a-century on the stage, was born Frederick Arthur Baker on February 26, 1905 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Both were old but loved young, curvaceous women. Nicknamed "Jug Ears", he frequently took slang phrases literally, leading to his formulating far-fetched explanations of incidents between staff members. Captain Stephen Peacock (Frank Thornton), The somewhat stuffy floorwalker, considers himself a cut above the assistants with both his position at the store and his dubious military record; he even feels the need to brag about his experiences fighting Rommel in North Africa. However, in the latter episode, he then tells the rest of the staff it's 'Beverley'. Are You Being Served - S 6 E 6 - Happy Returns (Christmas Special) Are You Being Served (1973) 27:20. Like Mr Grossman, he lasted only four episodes, including the 1981 Christmas Special. that ran from 1972 until 1985. Are You Being Served S 3 E 9 Christmas Crackers Watch Are You Being Served Series 7, Are You Being Served Series 6, Are You Being Served Series 5, Are You Being Served Series 4, Are You Being Served … British Actress Wendy Richard was born Wendy Emerton on 20th July, 1943 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England UK and passed away on 26th Feb 2009 Marylebond, London, England aged 65. In "The Apartment", Tiddles is a black cat. He shared many traits with his predecessor, but unlike the somewhat sloppy Mr Grainger, he was obsessed with order and propriety and considered himself an excellent salesman. The Mandalorian … Mr. Mash (Larry Martyn) was a Grace Brothers maintenance man. Doradebiane . Young Mr Grace's age was a mystery. After only one year in the show, Mr Tebbs retired from Grace Brothers; Mr Tebbs' departure was the only one addressed by the series (as his retirement party at Grace Brothers is shown). Mr. Humphries: Certainly not, Mr. Graing… Mrs. Grainger's only appearance was when she came to the store in "The Clock", to celebrate Mr. Grainger's 65th birthday. (1972), Are You Being Served? In "Lost And Found", Tiddles went missing causes great distress for Mrs Slocombe. John Inman was not credited for that episode. The character is written and performed as a broad Jewish stereotype. The credits then show each of the staff (apart from Young Mr Grace and Mr Rumbold) holding, smiling and cuddling one of the kittens. This is a list of characters from the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? Mr Cuthbert Rumbold (Nicholas Smith), the manager of the floor, was often mocked for his bald head, large ears, and lack of intelligence. Are you free?" (1972), Are You Being Served? In this episode the mother and son never cross paths, and one is always looking for the other. Warwick (Jimmy Mac) and Seymour (Keith Hodiak) were both assistants to Mr. Harman in later series. He had one of the most famous catchphrases of the era: when asked by a colleague, " Mr Humphries, are you free?" 4:09. In the second episode, however, he was credited as a 'guest appearance'. When flabbergasted or grumpy, Mr Humphries would often come to his aid and call: "Glass of water for Mr Grainger!" Miss Bakewell (Penny Irving), Young Mr Grace's longest running and most loyal secretary, appeared from season 4 to season 7. Unlike his successors, Mr Tebbs and Mr Goldberg, who only lasted one series, and Mr Grossman and Mr Klein, who only lasted four episodes, Mr Grainger lasted five series and was thus the longest-serving menswear senior. Despite being the department junior, Bannister was, in fact, one year older than Inman. marianariley5492. The biggest sale she ever made was when Mrs Slocombe was away, temporarily taking Mr Rumbold's place. The women's department is forced to share space with the reluctant men's department while their counter gets redecorated. But Mr. Mash likes to tell the staff that Peacock served in the Naafi instead, and probably never left England, while Mr. Goldberg hints that Peacock was actually only a corporal. After ... Harold Bennett was born on November 17, 1898 in Hastings, East Sussex, England as Harold Frank Bennett. ", as the Greek Band Leader), Michael Halsey ("Happy Returns", as the Fairy Prince), Harold Berens ("The Junior": Customer); died 1995, Jeffrey Gardiner ("The Junior", as Mr. Beauchamp); also appeared in "Mrs. Slocombe Expects" (series 5), Francis Botsoni ("The Junior", as Customer); also appeared in "The Hero" (series 7); died 2001, Jennifer Guy ("Strong Stuff, This Insurance", as Disco Dancing Clothes Customer); also appeared in "Front Page Story" (series 8), Imogen Bickford-Smith ("Strong Stuff, This Insurance", as the Doctor), Geraldine Gardner ("Strong Stuff, This Insurance", as the Dressing Gown); born 1950, died 1987, Derrie Powell ("Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person", as the Lady Customer), Francis Botsoni ("The Hero", as Mr. Goldberg's Friend); also appeared in "The Junior (series 7), Mohammad Shamsi ("Anything You Can Do", as Mohammad), Sue Bishop ("Anything You Can Do", as the Shop Girl), Marella Oppenheim ("The Agent", as Amanda), Dawn Perllman ("Front Page Story", as Miss Hepburn), Denise Distel ("Front Page Story", as Miss Coleman), Jennifer Guy ("Front Page Story", as Miss Hurst of Novelty Candles); also appeared in "Strong Stuff, This Insurance" (series 7), Lee Richards ("Heir Apparent", unknown); also appeared in "The Club", "The Sweet Smell of Success" and "Friends and Neighbours", Nicholas McArdle ("Closed Circuit", as the Head Waiter), Lee Richards ("The Sweet Smell of Success", unknown); also appeared in "The Club", "Heir Apparent" and "Friends and Neighbours", Frances Bennett ("Conduct Unbecoming", as the Tights Customer), Kristopher Kum ("Monkey Business", as Mr. Yamoto); died 2013, Eiji Kusuhara ("Monkey Business", as Mr. Kayoto), Lisa Anselmi ("Monkey Business", as Miss Percival), John Biggerstaff ("Monkey Business", as the Fur Coat Customer), Shirley English ("Lost and Found", unknown), Taryn Kay ("Gambling Fever", as the Lift Girl), This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 21:30.