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Are You Being Served? (1977)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 31 July 1977 (UK)
The staff of Grace Bros. take a trip to Costa Plonka while the department is being remodeled.

Director:

Bob Kellett

Writers:

David Croft (BBC television series), Jeremy Lloyd (based on the BBC television series written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
Trevor Bannister ... Mr. Lucas
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
Arthur Brough ... Mr. Grainger
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Harold Bennett ... Young Mr. Grace
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Karan David Karan David ... Conchita
Glyn Houston ... Cesar Rodriguez
Andrew Sachs ... Don Carlos Bernardo
Sheila Steafel ... Hat Customer
John G. Heller ... German #1
Monica Grey Monica Grey ... Nurse
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Comet 4c airliners, as seen in this film, were in commercial passenger service until 1981 (although military adaptations remained in service until the late 1990s). The real life airline depicted in this film, Dan Air, ceased to exist in 1992. See more »

Goofs

During the boarding of the Comet 4C aircraft, the wing edge fuel tank can clearly be seen in the background. However, when the aircraft takes off, the wing tanks have disappeared, due to the shot featuring a different airframe. See more »

Quotes

Conchita: Follow me, please.
[bends down to pick up luggage, and dress rides up so underwear saying "Ole!" is exposed]
Captain Stephen Peacock: Yes, I look forward to seeing the pantyhoses, er, pentyhouses.
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Connections

Referenced in Diminishing Returns: The Office (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Where The Girls Are
(uncredited)
Music by Dick Doerschuck
KPM Music Ltd
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A must for fans of the TV series!
19 December 2001 | by hugh1971See all my reviews

OK, it's creaky, incredibly dated, and the sets (or was there just one set?!) are wobbly, but that's all part of the charm. It's also quite perceptive of the attitude of the British abroad, that still persists to this day. My friends and I always seem to end up quoting from this film when we go abroad!

The best scene has to be when the myopic Ernest Grainger, who's never been on a plane before, enters what he thinks is the lavatory (it's actually the cockpit). 'Oh, I'm sorry - will you be long?' he says to the pilot. 'About two hours' replies the pilot. 'Oh dear- I'll go to the other end' replies Mr Grainger. Absolutely priceless!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1977 (UK) See more »

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Mono | 4-Track Stereo (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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