Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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Shedding the Load 

With sales down again, Grace Brothers decides it's time to sack one of the department staff - who will it be?

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
Trevor Bannister ... Mr. Lucas
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
James Hayter ... Mr. Tebbs
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Harold Bennett ... Young Mr. Grace
Penny Irving ... Miss Bakewell
Vivienne Johnson ... Mr. Grace's Nurse
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Storyline

Sales are down, again, and the management conclude that they must let one of the staff members go. Also, they decide to leave it up to the staff to decide who should go. Facing the difficult decision, the staff convene at the store on the weekend and battle it out. Written by Nadia Nassar

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blue dress | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Release Date:

6 December 1978 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mr Grace's nurse's stocking top is revealed on several occasions. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Tebbs decides to resign]
Mr. Percival Tebbs: It has been a long, glittering career. From now on it could be nothing more than an anticlimax. I realize I must step aside, make room for a younger man to climb to the dizzy heights which I've occupied for so long. How stupid of me to try to look younger. It was only because I'd hoped to save up to take Mrs. Tebbs for a last holiday to her birthplace in Wales. For old times' sake.
[Wistfully]
Mr. Percival Tebbs: To Bangor.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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