Daily Archives: September 8, 2012

‘Are You Being Served?’ debuts on BBC1 40 years ago tonight (1972)

Video: 'Comedy Playhouse - Are You Being Served? (Pilot)'

(Friday, September 8, 1972)Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom set in the ladies’ and gentlemen’s clothing departments of Grace Brothers, a large, fictional London department store, debuted tonight on BBC1 in the form of a pilot for the series Comedy Playhouse. It starred Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Wendy Richard and Nicholas Smith.