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Arthur Brough (1905–1978)

The English actor Arthur Brough, who achieved fame as senior clothing salesman Mr. Grainger on the BBC-TV comedy series Are You Being Served? (1972) in the 1970s, after almost half-a-century on the stage, was born Frederick Arthur Baker on February 26, 1905 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. After indulging in amateur theatrics with future "The ... See full bio »

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 1975 Rooms (TV Series)
Foley
- Henry & Jean: Part 2 (1975) ... Foley
- Henry & Jean: Part 1 (1975) ... Foley
 1974 Bless This House (TV Series)
Mr. Sayers
- Money Is the Root Of... (1974) ... Mr. Sayers
 1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Stallinbrass
- A House Divided (1973) ... Stallinbrass
 1972 Scoop (TV Series)
Bentinck
- A Surfeit of Boots (1972) ... Bentinck
- The Stitch Service (1972) ... Bentinck
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Medical Officer of Health
- The Long, Long Night (1972) ... Medical Officer of Health
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Jenkins
- The Constance Missal (1972) ... Jenkins
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Moorehead
- Greensleeves (1971) ... Moorehead
 1971 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Old man
- Leave It to Me, Darling (1971) ... Old man
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Begley
- The Viva (1971) ... Mr. Begley
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Sandy Larch
- Invasion (1970) ... Sandy Larch
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Old man
- The Defeated: Part 3 (1970) ... Old man
 1970 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Mr. Boyle
- A. Wilson (Manager)? (1970) ... Mr. Boyle
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Peter Taylor
- Robbing Peter... to Pay Paul (1970) ... Peter Taylor
 1970 His and Hers (TV Series)
Mr. Ridley
- Anniversary (1970) ... Mr. Ridley
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Tom Marsh
- Low Moon (1970) ... Tom Marsh
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Snowy
- That's How Murder Snowballs (1969) ... Snowy
 1969 The Main Chance (TV Series)
County Court Judge
- Liar's Dice (1969) ... County Court Judge
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Walter Hallam
- Triangles (1969) ... Walter Hallam
 1968 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
Solomon Featherstone
 1968 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Magistrate
- To Err Is human (1968) ... Magistrate
 1967-1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Reg Hapsley
- Guilt (1968) ... Reg Hapsley
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Rowan
- Have Mud, Will Throw (1968) ... Rowan
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Dr. Anstey
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Mr. Arbuthnot
- The Cream Off the Top (1966) ... Mr. Arbuthnot
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Mr. Percy
- The Terribly Happy Embalmers (1966) ... Mr. Percy
 1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Groves
- Dead Man's Chest (1965) ... Groves
 1962-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Josh Oldroyd / Mr. Jevons
- Checkmate (1965) ... Josh Oldroyd
- Further Enquiries (1962) ... Mr. Jevons
 1965 Dead Man's Chest
Groves
 1958-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sid Clegg / Mason / Chairman / ...
- There Could Be a Knighthood in It (1963) ... Sid Clegg
- The New Man (1960) ... Mason
- The Bush and the Tree (1960) ... Chairman
- Badger's Green (1958) ... Mr. Rogers
 1962 It's a Living (TV Series)
Mr. Easy
- Mugs Away (1962) ... Mr. Easy
 1962 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Englishman
- Between the Balance Sheets (1962) ... Englishman
 1961 Citizen James (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1961)
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Billy Bloor
- Pen of Venom (1961) ... Billy Bloor
 1961 Make Mine a Double
Adm. Bewdly
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Taffe
- The Bumbling Burglar (1961) ... Taffe
 1961 The Singer Not the Song
Burning haystacks Farmer (uncredited)
 1960 Barnaby Rudge (TV Series)
John Willet
- Episode #1.13 (1960) ... John Willet
- Episode #1.11 (1960) ... John Willet
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... John Willet
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... John Willet
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... John Willet
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Dr. Shepherd
- The Missing Moorhen (1960) ... Dr. Shepherd
 1960 It Takes a Thief
Landlord
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Mr. Rigby-Jones
- Room for Doubt (1960) ... Mr. Rigby-Jones
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Alf Smith
- The Constable's Move (1959) ... Alf Smith
 1957 Kenilworth (TV Series)
Giles Gosling, Black Bear landlord
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... Giles Gosling, Black Bear landlord
 1956 The Green Man
Landlord
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Grubb
- The Perfect Woman (1956) ... Grubb
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Acted in numerous parts in repertory theater productions over more than 50 years in England, UK See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Are You Being Served? (1972) producer David Croft remembered that Brough would often disappear off the set. "Whenever we were rehearsing he'd vanish at about three minutes to eleven," Croft recalled. "For a while we wondered where he went, but eventually discovered that he'd nip next door to the pub for a quick pink gin. We'd watch from the window as this little figure hurled towards the pub ... See more »

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