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Are You Being Served? (1977)

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The staff of Grace Bros. take a trip to Costa Plonka while the department is being remodeled.



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When Grace Brothers closes for redecoration, Young Mr. Grace send the staff on holiday to Costa Plonka, where they find themselves in the middle of a revolution. Written by Christopher Rothbauer <>

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The name of the department store was "Grace Bros" (or "Grace Brothers"). The film's first act is set here which is the regular setting of both the movie's source stage play and television series Are You Being Served? (1972). See more »


During evening meal, all the Grace Bros staff needed to use the lavatory - only Mrs Slocombe and Captain Peacock actually DID use it. See more »


Captain Stephen Peacock: [Watching a procession of nuns] What a charming, old world sight.
Mr. Dick Lucas: Hey, you see the one at the back - I seem to recognise the walk!
Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries: [the last nun in the line, moving away from the others] Peace be with you, sisters!
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References The Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »


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16 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of the BBC series, this movie is worth watching just as a curiosity – it's fun to see these much-beloved characters on holiday and up to their usual shenanigans – but honestly, there's not much artistic value in it as a stand-alone work, and if you weren't familiar with the characters, it wouldn't make much sense. The sets are low-budget, the special effects laughable, and, as noted previously, much of the dialog is lifted directly and without revision from various episodes. It seems to me that someone was just attempting to cash in on the popularity of the series without putting much effort or financing into it. Given the talent of the cast and the creative synergy that they shared, it could've been much more than it is.

As a fan of "Fawlty Towers" as well, I have to say that Andrew Sachs is a delight as Don Carlos Bernardo – fancy Manuel finally running his own hotel!

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