Are You Being Served?

Seriendaten
Originaltitel Are You Being Served?
Produktionsland Vereinigtes Königreich
Originalsprache Englisch
Produktionsjahr(e) 1972–1985
Episoden 69 in 10 Staffeln
Genre Britcom
Titellied Ronnie Hazlehurst
Idee Jeremy Lloyd,
David Croft
Erstausstrahlung 8. September 1972 auf BBC One

Are You Being Served? ist eine Britcom, die zwischen 1972 und 1985 in Großbritannien auf BBC One ausgestrahlt wurde. Es wurden 69 Episoden in 10 Staffeln gesendet. Schauplätze sind die diversen Abteilungen in dem erfundenen Londoner Kaufhaus Grace Brothers. Das Drehbuch wurde von Jeremy Lloyd und David Croft geschrieben, mit Beiträgen von Michael Knowles (Schauspieler) und John Chapman. Lloyd entwickelte die Idee zur Serie während seiner Arbeit für Simpsons of Piccadilly Anfang der 1950er, einem realen Kaufhaus, das inzwischen geschlossen wurde.

Die Serie wurde in mehreren anderen Ländern ausgestrahlt, darunter Australien, Canada, die Niederlande und die USA.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Handlung

Are You Being Served? zeigt Humor basierend auf erotischen Anspielungen, Missverständnissen, Verwechslungen und gelegentlich Slapstick und parodiert die Klassenunterschiede in der Britischen Gesellschaft.

Charaktere

  • Captain Peacock, der hochmütige Abteilungsleiter und Kriegsveteran.
  • Mr. Humphries, das verweichlichte Muttersöhnchen.
  • Mrs. Slocombe, die aufrührerische Chefin der Damenabteilung.
  • Miss Brahms, das naive, hübsche Mädchen und Assistentin von Mrs. Slocombe
  • Mr. Grainger, der erfahrene und leicht senile "alte Hase" im Stall.
  • Mr. Lucas, der junge Schürzenjäger.
  • Mr. Grace, der reiche Inhaber.
  • Mr. Harman und Mr. Mash, die Handwerker und Mädchen für alles.

Episoden

Staffel 1 (1973)

  • Dear Sexy Knickers... Um einem Kunden ein Sakko zu verkaufen, das zu eng in den Achseln ist, weiht Mr. Humphries Mr. Lukas in die Kunst des "kneeing" (weiten der Ärmel mit dem Knie) ein. Die neu erlernte Technik auf Hosen angewendet endet in einem Desaster. Um den verhuntzten Arbeitstag zu retten beschließt Mr. Lucas einen Brief an Miss Brahms aus der Damenunterwäsche-Abteilung zu schicken, die er abenteuerlustig mit "Sexy Knickers" (sexy Schlüpfer) adressiert. Die Zustellung scheitert und fällt in Captain Peacocks Hände, der seinerseits eine Kette von Verwechslungen anstößt.
  • Our Figures Are Slipping
  • Camping In
  • His and Hers
  • Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend

Staffel 2 (1974)

  • The Clock
  • Cold Comfort
  • The Think Tank
  • Big Brother
  • Hoorah for the Holidays

Staffel 3 (1975)

  • The Hand of Fate
  • Coffee Morning
  • Up Captain Peacock
  • Cold Store
  • Wedding Bells
  • German Week
  • Shoulder to Shoulder
  • New Look
  • Christmas Crackers (Weihnachts Spezial)

Staffel 4 (1976)

  • No Sale
  • Top Hat and Tails
  • Forward, Mr. Grainger
  • Fire Practice
  • Fifty Years On
  • Oh, What a Tangled Web
  • The Father Christmas Affair (Weihnachts Spezial)

Staffel 5 (1977)

  • Mrs. Slocombe Expects
  • A Change Is as Good as a Rest
  • Founder's Day
  • The Old Order Changes
  • Take-Over
  • Goodbye Mr. Grainger
  • It Pays to Advertise

Staffel 6 (1978)

  • By Appointment
  • The Club
  • Do You Take This Man?
  • Shedding the Load
  • A Bliss Girl
  • Happy Returns (Weihnachts Spezial)

Staffel 7 (1979)

  • The Junior
  • Strong Stuff This Insurance
  • The Apartment
  • Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person
  • The Hero
  • Anything You Can Do
  • The Agent
  • The Punch and Judy Affair (Weihnachts Spezial)

Staffel 8 (1981)

  • Is It Catching?
  • A Personal Problem
  • Front Page Story
  • Sit Out
  • Heir Apparent
  • Closed Circuit
  • The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe
  • Roots? (Weihnachts Spezial)

Staffel 9 (1983)

  • The Sweet Smell of Success
  • Conduct Unbecoming
  • Memories Are Made of This
  • Calling All Customers
  • Monkey Business
  • Lost and Found

Staffel 10 (1985)

  • Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe
  • Grounds For Divorce
  • The Hold Up
  • Gambling Fever
  • The Night Club
  • Friends and Neighbours
  • The Pop Star

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