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Season 8

9 Apr. 1981
Is It Catching?
There're some new changes happening at Grace Brothers. The first floor has a new junior, Mr.Spooner, who's looking to be just as cheeky as Mr.Lucas was. A Mr.Grossman is taking Mr.Goldberg's place as senior in the men's department. A new shoe display comes in and Mrs.Slocomb and Miss.Brahms fight back for their old center display. Young Mr.Grace is going on retirement, and his older brother, old Mr.Grace, is taking over as owner of the store. Aside from all these changes there is of course a problem on the floor, everyone has contracted the strange Marine's disease ...
16 Apr. 1981
A Personal Problem
All is not well in the Peacock household; jealousy is brewing around the activities of Captain Peacock at the Christmas party. To make matters worse Mrs. Peacock gets hired as Mr. Rumbolds' secretary and Captain Peacock is convinced they are having an affair!
23 Apr. 1981
Front Page Story
The executive staff have noticed Mr.Humphries large social network; he knows all the latest gossip and trends and gets on well with everyone. Because of this, he is offered the position of editor in the new Grace Brothers magazine, "What's on in the store" Along with the latest tittle tattle about certain staff members, Mr.Humphries becomes the organizer of the swimsuit show. But when Miss. Brahms refuses to participate, who will represent the ladies intimate apparel?
30 Apr. 1981
Sit Out
When Captain Peacock has to report that sales on a rainy day in a gloomy conjuncture have reached rock bottom -naught- Mr. Rumbold comes over to examine their selling technique and then demonstrates, playing a customer with Mrs. Slocombe, how much better it would be if Mr. Humphries greets customers; Peaock, who fears for his position, then plays an utterly impossible customer, causing a shouting match just when Mr. Grace stops by, who then announces they'll either suffer a 10% pay cut or be moved to the bargains cellar, where no commissions will be earned. After a ...
7 May 1981
Heir Apparent
A shock revelation is had in Grace Brothers when it is believed that Mr. Humphries is the illegitimate son of Old Mr. Grace.
21 May 1981
Closed Circuit
Sales are the worst they've ever been at Grace Brothers and after some discussion they decide to film a short commercial to be shown on screens around the store. After a slow start, Miss.Brahms ends up being the perfect candidate for the ladies and gents department except for her cockney accent. But with a simple voice stand in, the commercial turns out great. But what will Miss.Brahms do when a rich bloke spots her on the t.v. and insists on taking her, and her sexy voice, out to dinner?
28 May 1981
The Erotic Dreams of Mrs Slocombe
After years of reaction in her widow's love life, Mrs. Slocombe is getting extremely cranky with everybody, even with customers. The notable exception is Mr. Humphries, whom she showers with embarrassingly obvious attention, including presents. When the obsession drives her to alcoholism and it starts raining complaints from verbally abused customers, Mr. Rumbold and Mr. Grace investigate, and end up with psychological advice that the only cure is for the object of her desire to appear to be responsive- poor Mr. Humphries has to sit next to her when the whole floor ...
24 Dec. 1981
Every year the department store has an elaborate celebration for the birthday -now the 90th- of Mr. Grace, the owner. After a brainstorming for a pleasing, original present without any cost the first floor decides on a Welsh song in miners costume, as the Grace family comes from Wales. After various hiccups who will sing what, with our without organ and in what key, they get it right; however then Mr. Rumbold's brother Mycroft, who works for the College of Arms and was asked to research the Grace genealogy to devise a coat of arms, reports the family actually migrated...

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