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    Are you free?....the double entendres, the inuendo... i whatched it as a child but as an adult, its hilarious. Watching reruns, its like the "carry on" films.

    The trials of mrs slocomes pussy. The strange bulge in mr humphreys pants. Always a reasonable explanation.

    Does anyone know what happened to all those actors?

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    They have gone to the great department store in the sky, every last one of them - Are You Being Served, RIP

    The program was one of the high points of British television, it shows what happens when a cast like that gets scripts like those. Ben Elton gave a lecture broadcast on 25th August for the BBC in which he discussed sitcoms performed with a live audience, it's worth an hour if you have one and you can find the torrent - it's not on YouTube.
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    Thanks spot.
    The live audience thing....thats what i like about it. But its different to future live audience shows. When you watch it there's a strong feel of a theatrical stage show. That i believe is its charm.

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    I remember watching that program over here across the pond. It was good for many a chuckle!
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    I remember watching that program over here across the pond. It was good for many a chuckle!
    The wife and I always enjoyed it when it was running on PBS.
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    I've got the entire series - as well as the sequel (Grace & Favour) saved as AVI files on my 'E' Drive.

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    Grace and favour? Hmmm ill have to look that up.

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    It's based on the story that the Grace Brothers died, and the staff's company pensions also went down the pan, but instead they took on the asset of a stately home, which they went on to run as a hotel.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_%26_Favour

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