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Articles Tagged 'Are You Being Served?'

The Office

Ten Of Britain’s Funniest Workplaces

Sitcoms often work best when they present characters stuck in a situation they feel unable to get out of, try as they might. And while there is a lot of scope for this kind of thing in the home, the best examples can be found in offices and kitchens and other working environments. Y’know, the […]


Frank Thornton, Capt. Peacock from ‘Are You Being Served?,’ Dies at 92

Fans of Are You Being Served?, the long-running, popular Britcom, will be saddened to note the passing of Frank Thornton, the long-faced character actor who so memorably played supercilious floorwalker Capt. Stephen Peacock on the TV series. Thornton, 92, died in his sleep at his home in London on Saturday, March 16, according to a […]

John Inman, Mr. Humphries from “Are You Being Served?,” Has Died

One of Britain’s best-known TV comedians has died: John Inman, seen right here on BBC AMERICA as Mr. Humphries on Are You Being Served?, died in London at age 71 after a long battle with hepatitis A. The BBC has a lovely tribute, including quotes from co-stars Wendy Richard (Miss Shirley Brahms), Trevor Bannister (Mr. […]