Are You Being Served?

  • metta

    Posts: 38622

    Aug 09, 2016 4:45 AM GMT
    Are You Being Served?

    We're free! 30 years on, Mrs Slocombe and Mr Humphries are ready to serve again in new one-off special for much-loved sitcom Are You Being Served?
    Much-loved characters from Are You Being Served? set to return
    Will feature new cast, as primary actors from original have passed away
    The original sitcom began on BBC1 in 1972 and ran until 1985
  • mwolverine

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    Aug 23, 2016 2:25 PM GMT
    Cast looks similar:

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    Aug 27, 2016 7:42 PM GMT
    I loved the original series. When I was a young man I had little exposure to positive or neutral depictions of Gay men. Mr. Humphreys was neither my type or was he a role model upon which I based my identity, but seeing him in the weekly re-runs of this show on PBS with my parents helped me feel a little less alienated. I am glad to see someone else liked it.
  • kew1

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    Aug 28, 2016 9:21 PM GMT
    Grainger and Rumbold seemed right. Mrs Slocombe was too young. Couldn't look at captain peacock without thinking of boycie from only fools and horses. Double entendres scattered willy-nilly.
    The follow up of Porridge just after it was better.