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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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Don Carlos Bernardo
Sheila Steafel ...
Hat Customer
John G. Heller ...
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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 <kg9it@qsl.net>

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Although most were experienced film-actors, the cast found it odd to shoot without the feedback from a studio audience that they enjoyed whilst recording at the BBC. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miss Shirley Brahms: [Conchita has entered, thinking she is in Mr. Humphries' tent] . Ah! Who are you?
Conchita: I am Conchita. Where is Mr. Humphries? I want to sleep with him. He will make me happy.
Miss Shirley Brahms: You'll be lucky.
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References The Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »

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Where The Girls Are
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Music by Dick Doerschuck
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Another failed attempt to translate a successful TV comedy to the big screen
24 July 2002 | by (Peterborough, England) – See all my reviews

For some reason British sitcoms do not weather the translation to the big screen well. Many classic series have suffered from this problem ("Steptoe & Son", "Rising Damp", "Till Death Us Do Part" etc etc). None suffered worse than "Are You Being Served". Plagued by a weak Script, Sloppy directing & a cast who simply seemed to be embarrassed by the whole experience, it just plain isn't funny.


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