Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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Fifty Years On 

The staff at Grace Brothers prepare a rather bizarre yet loving birthday tribute to Mrs. Slocombe, who is supposedly reaching her 50th birthday.

Director:

Ray Butt

Writers:

Jeremy Lloyd (by), David Croft (by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
Trevor Bannister ... Mr. Lucas
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
Arthur Brough ... Mr. Grainger
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Harold Bennett ... Young Mr. Grace
Tony Sympson Tony Sympson ... Claude
Mavis Pugh Mavis Pugh ... Mrs. Claude
Penny Irving ... Mr. Grace's secretary
Diana Lambert Diana Lambert ... the Six Pound Fox
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Storyline

It's Mrs.Slocomb's birthday and the staff decide to pull together and buy her a gift. But Miss.Brahms remembers that last year Mrs.Slocomb said she was as old as her cat, then 49. So the staff assume that this year she will turn 50. Because of this, it is decided that the occasion calls for something extra special so a professional birthday cake, made by a friend of Mr.Humphries, and a proper chorus of "Happy Birthday to You" is prepared. But what will the staff do when they realize that they don't even know Mrs.Slocomb's first name? Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

5 May 1976 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mrs. Slocombe's full name is Mary Elizabeth Jennifer Rachel Abergavenny Yiddell Slocombe. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries: I ask Mother how old she is and she tells me "as old as my nose and slightly older than my teeth".
Mr. Ernest Grainger: I'm a great deal older than my teeth
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Connections

References Le Mans (1971) See more »

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