It's a hectic day at Grace Brothers during the cold season. Mr. Lucas tries to get off sick with the help of Mr. Mash, an onion and a bar of soap. Miss. Brahms claims she can't catch a cold... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Trevor Bannister ...
Arthur Brough ...
Larry Martyn ...
Harold Bennett ...
Hilda Fenemore ...
Bill Martin ...
Ann Sidney ...
The Blue Alteration
Joy Allen ...
Pamela Cundell ...
Mr. Lucas' Customer
Gordon Peters ...
The Fawn Trousers


It's a hectic day at Grace Brothers during the cold season. Mr. Lucas tries to get off sick with the help of Mr. Mash, an onion and a bar of soap. Miss. Brahms claims she can't catch a cold for seven days due to several recent flu shots. Mrs. Slocombe is trying to ward off her incoming cold with a dash of rum and brandy. And finally, Mr. Humphries and Mr. Grainger have back ache and "a spot of trouble with the gastric" (Mr. Grainger the latter of course). In order to prohibit anyone from leaving the store, Captain Peacock decides to put Mr. Lucas in the ladies' department to replace Miss. Brahms in the gents'. But how on earth is Miss. Brahms supposed to measure an inside leg, while Mr. Lucas struggles to alter a ladies suit? Written by Nadia Nassar

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20 March 1975 (UK)  »

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[Mr. Grainger has spent the entire morning rushing off to the toilet because of "gastric distress." He returns from the toilet to find Miss Brahms in the Men's Department, and is unaware that she has been assigned there]
Mr. Ernest Grainger: Mr. Humphries.
Mr. Humphries: Yes, Mr. Grainger?
Mr. Ernest Grainger: Send that girl back to her own department.
Mr. Humphries: She's been seconded to us, Mr. Grainger.
Mr. Ernest Grainger: Been what?
Mr. Humphries: Placed here at Captain Peacock's request.
Mr. Ernest Grainger: Well, we'll soon see about that! Captain Peacock, are you free?
Captain Stephen Peacock: [Looks around] At present, yes.
Mr. Ernest Grainger: Could I have ...
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Everyone's Ill at Grace Brothers
28 August 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's sick day at Grace Brothers, the common cold is rife and Mrs Slocombe has succumbed, much to the dismay of Miss Brahms who's had a flu jab. Mr Lucas is desperate to get the day off to get home to his bird, even with the help of Mr Mash his plans fail. Meanwhile poor Mr Grainger has his gastric trouble.

It's a great episode with some really funny moments, a drunken Mrs Slocombe, a foaming Mr Lucas, but the best bit has to be Mr Lucas's female customer played by the legendary comedy actress Pamela Cundell, it's a brilliant scene.

Rewatching this series I'm stunned at just how smart and attractive Wendy Richards was in these early years, she looked fantastic.

Full of fun 7/10

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