Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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A Personal Problem 

Poor Captain Peacock. His home life is in shambles, and to make matters even worse, he's convinced Mr. Rumbold, whom Peacock considers "about as romantic as Donald Duck", is having an affair with Mrs. Peacock.

Director:

John Kilby

Writers:

Jeremy Lloyd (by), David Croft (by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Mike Berry ... Mr. Spooner
Milo Sperber Milo Sperber ... Mr. Grossman
Kenneth Waller Kenneth Waller ... Old Mr. Henry Grace
Vivienne Johnson ... Mr. Grace's Nurse
Debbie Linden ... Old Mr. Grace's Secretary
Diana King Diana King ... Mrs. Peacock
Jack Haig Jack Haig ... Tramp
Jimmy Mac Jimmy Mac ... Warwick
Pat Keen Pat Keen ... The Mohair Jumper
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Storyline

All is not well in the Peacock household; jealousy is brewing around the activities of Captain Peacock at the Christmas party. To make matters worse Mrs. Peacock gets hired as Mr. Rumbolds' secretary and Captain Peacock is convinced they are having an affair! Written by Nadia Nassar

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yellow dress | bikini | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Throughout the staff tea break which lasts 6 minutes 50 seconds, the canteen wall clock is stuck at 11:05. See more »

Quotes

Captain Stephen Peacock: [as Mrs. Slocombe climbs out a window onto a ledge 40 feet above the street] Whatever you do, don't look down!
Mrs. Betty Slocombe: I'm more worried about people looking up!
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A Personal Problem
23 June 2020 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This is an episode with a premise that sadly is not executed well, resulting in lots of actions that stretch credibility massively.

Not a good example of the show at its best, despite a stellar central performance from Frank Thornton as Captain Peacock.


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Country:

UK

Release Date:

16 April 1981 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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