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Are You Being Served? The Complete Series & Christmas Specials [DVD] 
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Welcome to Grace Brothers, an ailing department store where the management are beginning to show signs of wear and the staff are clashing!
Featuring all episodes from Series 1 – 10 including the Pilot episode and 5 Christmas Specials, The Complete Package also features over 3½ hours of bonus content unique to this collection.
With the staff up to their necks in shop floor scandal and shenanigans, prepare for magnificent displays of scheming, high jinks and dressing up as well as the usual impeccable if unconventional service from Mr “I’m Free” Humphries, Mrs Slocombe with the outrageously dyed bouffant hair, naïve Miss Brahms, haughty Captain Peacock and the rest of the Grace Brothers staff.
Sit back and indulge in hours of endless innuendo, hilarity and mischief with the staff from Grace Brothers department store…
The definitive British sitcom is almost certainly Are You Being Served?, which depicts the squabbles, misadventures, and flirtations of the staff of Grace Brothers department store. The show was originally conceived as a vehicle for an irreverent junior salesman named Mr. Lucas (Trevor Bannister), but it soon became clear that mocking a social hierarchy isn't half as funny as taking it all too seriously. The show really revolves around Mrs. Slocombe (Mollie Sugden), whose wildly changing hair colour and mercurial moods terrorize the rest of the staff, and cheerful but sly Mr. Humphries (the effervescent John Inman), one of the first gay characters on television treated with dignity--or at least no more indignity than anyone else (the show makes some noise about not being sure if Mr. Humphries is gay or not, but no one in the audience will have any question). But the rest of the cast is superb as well: Frank Thornton as the elegant but leering floorwalker Capt. Peacock, Wendy Richard as the sexy, impish Miss Brahms, Arthur Brough as cantankerous Mr. Grainger (who, sadly, died after the fifth series; other characters took his position on the sales staff, but never quite matched up), and Nicholas Smith as the self-serving but incompetent manager Mr. Rumbold form a comic ensemble that has rarely been equalled.
These characters, written with affection and played with superb comic dash, endlessly jockey for status and salary while simultaneously creating an alternative family. Are You Being Served? deserves its devoted fan base, who will revel in this comprehensive box set. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
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This is from TV comedy's peak period that produced Dads Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum, all still funnier than anything since.
The catchphrases of R U Being Served were brilliant and entered everyone's daily language, I've counted 9 so far, including such gems as "I'm Free / They'll ride up with wear / They are being worn long this year". Then there's Mrs Slocombe who's always being "unanimous", with her hilarious tales or her 'pussy' causing Wendy Richard to struggle to keep a straight face. There must be some terrific out-takes somewhere.
Wonderful stuff. In the words of young Mr Grace (old Mr Grace doesn't get about much): You've All Done Very Well!
Are You Being Served is an American favorite Britcom, I haven't laughed this hardily since watching Keeping up Appearances.. The 70's are like the golden age of British television with so many great shows.
Love this set it is the complete 10 seasons with Christmas specials, to bad the first episode is in black & white since so where out their is a colorized version. The extras in this set are a lot of fun to watch, seeing these old British stalwart actors & actresses being discussed and appreciated for their contributions to the show leaves you with a smile on your face.. My AYBS is sitting right next to my AYBS Again set and now it's complete!
Highly Recommend, this set is Brilliant.. Blind buyers you will not regret buying this!
This is comedy as it should be.
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