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Are You Being Served?

  • Comedy
  • 1977
  • Bob Kellett
  • 91 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Mrs SlocombeMollie Sugden
Mr HumphriesJohn Inman
Captain PeacockFrank Thornton
Mr LucasTrevor Bannister
Miss BrahmsWendy Richard
Mr GraingerArthur Brough
Mr RumboldNicholas Smith
HarmanArthur English
Young Mr GraceHarold Bennett
Don BernardoAndrew Sachs
ConchitaKaran David
Cesar RodriguezGlyn Houston

Crew

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DirectorBob Kellett

Details

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