Are You Being Served?

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You Can't Teach a New Dog Old Tricks

Episode 12 You Can't Teach a New Dog Old Tricks

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Review

…And the British nation rose up to cry “why bother?!” as the BBC’s self-satisfied sitcom season launches with updates of the classics.

In Are You Being Served?? written by Benidorm’s Derren Litten there are gags about “taking you up the Regal”, poo and seamen. It’s filthy, of course. But everyone wants the catchphrases, so when Jason Watkins as Mr Humphries announces, “I’m free!” the roof almost falls in.

Summary

One-off remake of the celebrated comedy set within Grace Brothers department store. It's 1988 and Young Mr Grace is determined to drag the business into, well 1988. However, he has a problem on his hands as his key employees all seem to be stuck in another era. A new member of staff - Mr Conway - joins the team - but will he help shake things up? Sherrie Hewson assumes the mantle of Mrs Slocombe alongside Jason Watkins as Mr Humphries and John Challis as Captain Peacock, while Gavin & Stacey's Mathew Horne takes on the unlikely role of Young Mr Grace.

Cast & Crew

Mr Humphries Jason Watkins
Mrs Slocombe Sherrie Hewson
Capt Peacock John Challis
Miss Croft Jorgie Porter
Young Mr Grace Mathew Horne
Mr Grainger Roy Barraclough
Mr Harmon Arthur Smith
Mr Conway Kayode Ewumi
Miss Brahms Niky Wardley
Mr Rumbold Justin Edwards
Dan Alex Phelps
Director Dewi Humphreys
Producer James Farrell
Writer Derren Litten
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