Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd andDavid Croft, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC.The show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff, as well as various interludes with customers (portrayed by popular and well-known British actors in guest appearances, such as Joanna Lumley), of the retail ladies’ and gentlemen’s clothing floor departments of a fictional London department store called Grace Brothers.
Broadcast between 1972 and 1985 on BBC1, the sitcom itself spanned ten series (seasons) totaling 69 parts (episodes) — five of which are Christmas specials. Are You Being Served? was a great success in the UK and also captivated a large audience inCanada and Australia. In the United States, it gained a loyal and enthusiastic following when PBS television stations began airing reruns of it in the late 1980s,