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      Season 8 – Are You Being Served?

      1981 Comedy List
      Reviews This comedy series, which follows the exploits of employees at London's Grace Brothers department store, is full of sexual innuendo, slapstick, visual gags and double entendres. Much of the show's humor parodies Britain's class system, with the characters rarely calling their co-workers by their given names. Many of the show's characters are based on stereotypes, including the effeminate Mr. Humphries and the rich-but-stingy store owner. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Apr 9, 1981 Is It Catching? The whole department is quarantined when Mr. Humphries contracts a tropical disease. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 16, 1981 A Personal Problem Capt. Peacock is convinced that his wife is having an affair. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 23, 1981 Front Page Story Old Mr. Grace appoints Mr. Humphries as the editor of a new in-house magazine. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 30, 1981 Sit Out Staff members voice their objections to proposed wage cuts in a rooftop protest. Details Episode 5 Aired May 7, 1981 Heir Apparent An old photograph causes Mr. Grace to believe he is related to Mr. Humphries. Details Episode 6 Aired May 21, 1981 Closed Circuit Grace Brothers decides to display advertisements on closed-circuit television at the store. Details Episode 7 Aired May 28, 1981 The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe Things get out of control when Mrs. Slocombe tries to act out the dream she has had about a romantic entanglement with Mr. Humphries. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 24, 1981 Roots The staff wants to get a coat-of-arms for Mrs. Grace's 90th birthday, but don't know where his ancestors are from. Details

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      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      David Croft
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Apr 9, 1981