Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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The Old Order Changes 

After Mr. Grace returns to Britain from a vacation in the United States, he decides it's time for the store to get into the psychedelic seventies with casual dress, first name usage and hippie music.

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
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ... The Afro Pants
Bernice Adams Bernice Adams ... Cynthia Randall
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Storyline

Captain Peacock doesn't have his usual carnation and is in a very bad mood, but now that Mr. Grace has returned from America, carnations will no longer be needed, along with a lot of other things. In fact the entire manner of the floor will be changing. Casual dress and first-name terms within the department are only the beginning! Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mr Lucas' first name is revealed to be a common abbreviation of Richard - a name rhyming with trick See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Harmon adjusts the talking mannequin of Mr. Grace, he does so by twirling his screwdriver in the statue's ear. This causes it to raise its arm and tip its hat, lifting the entire head in the air. However, if the head was completely detached from the body, inserting a screwdriver in the ear couldn't possibly cause the body to behave differently. See more »

Quotes

[discussing the new informal policy of the store]
Mr. Rumbold: Um, what do you think?
Captain Peacock: I was dubious at first but I can see the advantage of being able to speak one's mind and get things off one's chest without fear of upsetting anybody.
Mr. Rumbold: I'm so glad you feel that way, Stephen, because there's something I've been wanting to say to you all day.
Captain Peacock: Oh really, Cuthbert, what's that?
Mr. Rumbold: Get stuffed.
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Connections

References The Bionic Woman (1976) See more »

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