The recent travel strikes have left the staff stranded at the store. At first thought, the idea of camping out on the floor seems a horrible idea, but soon the staff start sharing many war memories ...
After a brief misunderstanding causing the staff to believe they are being replaced and Mr.Grainger to lose his job, Mr.Rumbold tells the staff that they will be working in the toy department for a ...
When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything and wants nothing more than just to die. Much to the dislike of ... See full summary »
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De ... See full summary »
When Mr. Humphries takes over as head of the mens-wear department at Bone Brothers in Australia, his character and experiences remain exactly the same as it was behind the counter in Grace ... See full summary »
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
This quintessentially British sitcom is about Grace Brothers, a department store in London which is owned and kept traditional, almost pre-war (e.g. precise dress code for ladies frills and gentlemen's hats according to rank), by two brothers who look old enough to have fought in the Boer war but rarely appear, as most scenes play on one floor where Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold is the executive (meaning he enjoys an endless parade of foxy but stupid secretaries) in charge of management while his dignified floor walker, Captain Stephen Peacock, has daily charge over two small sales teams. The bossy, implicitly man-hungry widow Mrs. Betty Slocombe supervises the attractive Miss Shirley Brahms (with a terribly common Cockney accent) -with first choice of customers, on commission- the sale of women's clothes and accessories; the sales star at the gentleman's side is Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humpries, an implied closet-gay true gentleman, whose successive superiors are first obviously nearly ... Written by
Every time Mr Rumbold addresses the decisions made in the 'boardroom' he looks upwards. See more »
Character's first names vary throughout the series: Mr. Lucas is variously James or Dick; Mr. Harman starts as Harry, then becomes Beverley; the cleaner has three different names, always played by the same actress. See more »
In Arizona, where I live this T.V. series was a major audience to the local P.B.S. station. The comedy was quick, sometimes crude, but always funny. The characters were portrayed as the different types of British workers, from the rigid Captain Peacock, the proud Ms. Slacombe with her blue hair, and the effeminate male clothing sales person Mr. Humphrey.The fights between the two clothing departments (men's and women's) were hilarious. Although it was sterotypical, I still get a laugh at seeing Mr. Humphrey answered the telephone with a deep voice, "Men's wear", then back to his normal squeaky voice when he realizes it is someone he knows.
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