At Grace Brothers, most of the staff is on strike for better wages, but the ladies and gents department refuse to waste their time picketing and go to work. But because they crossed the picket line, the rest of the staff are not happy with them at all. To end the bad feelings, Mr.Grace decides that the ladies and gents department should hold a party for the children of Grace Bros. employees. To make the event better, the group decides to put on a life-sized Punch and Judy show. But with Mr.Lucas as Punch, Miss. Brahms as Judy, Mrs.Slocombe as the policewoman, Captain Peacock as the devil, Mr. Goldberg as the butcher, Mr. Humpries as the director and worst of all, Mr. Rumbold on the piano, it's going to be a tough show to pull off. Written by
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put it to the producers that for the next season, he demanded the opening credits be changed to "Alfie Bass starring in Are You Being Served?" Lloyd and Croft were not happy with this whatsoever and the next season opened with Mr Humphries as head of the Gents readymades and Mike Berry
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Captain Stephen Peacock
[discussing Mrs Slocombe as a policeman in the play
I think that Mrs Slocombe should also remove her lipstick. I mean, who's ever seen a policeman wearing lipstick?
Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries
I have. Mind you, the circumstances were entirely different.
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Performed by the cast See more