Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served?

Bob Kellett (1977)

91min
PG Certificate
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Review

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Grace Brothers opened for business as part of the BBC's Comedy Playhouse in the early 1970s, but never in its ten-year history were the shelves as bare as they are in this feeble feature. Abandoning the clothing department for the Costa Plonka, the staff are soon engaging in the usual smutty banter as sun, sand and booze take their toll. Why did the makers of these spin-offs always insist on breaking with the winning sitcom formula? It's even more puzzling here, as it was the petty shop-floor rivalries and tacky sales gimmicks that provided most of the laughs.

Summary

Havoc descends on the coast of Spain as the motley Grace Brothers crew arrive for their annual holiday on the Costa Plonka, which does not exactly live up to the brochure's promise of rest and relaxation. Comedy based on the TV series, starring John Inman, Wendy Richard, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister and Arthur English.

Cast & Crew

Mrs Slocombe Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries John Inman
Captain Peacock Frank Thornton
Mr Lucas Trevor Bannister
Miss Brahms Wendy Richard
Mr Grainger Arthur Brough
Mr Rumbold Nicholas Smith
Harman Arthur English
Young Mr Grace Harold Bennett
Don Bernardo Andrew Sachs
Conchita Karan David
Cesar Rodriguez Glyn Houston
Director Bob Kellett
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: EMI Dists Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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