Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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Do You Take This Man? 

Mrs. Slocombe has become engaged to a Greek man, and the staff are very happy for her, but when things go awry, how can they help her from drowning in wedding expenses?

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Trevor Bannister ... Mr. Lucas
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
James Hayter ... Mr. Tebbs
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Harold Bennett ... Young Mr. Grace
Penny Irving ... Miss Bakewell
Vivienne Johnson ... Mr. Grace's Nurse
Norman Mitchell ... Wendel P. Clark
Gorden Kaye ... Mr. Tomiades
Felix Bowness Felix Bowness ... The Matching Pantaloons
Stellios Chiotis Stellios Chiotis ... Greek Band Leader
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Storyline

Mrs. Slocomb has exciting news when she announces that she has become engaged to a Greek man. But with looming wedding expenses she doesn't know how she'll be able to afford it, little does she know that wedding expenses are only the beginning of her problems. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1978 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode does not end with the usual "Are You Being Served?" signature tune, but with the notes of the bouzouki playing the Greek bridal dance. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Percival Tebbs: Mrs. Slocombe, I've always had a great affection for you. Does this mean that we're going to lose you?
Mrs. Betty Slocombe: Oh no, I've no plans to leave!
Mr. Percival Tebbs: Oh... dammit.
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Bonkers, but shows off the talents of the cast.
7 December 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Wedding bells are in the air for Mrs Slocombe, as she looks set to take a Greek husband, better still a rich American Uncle is buying her a house.

The show by this point was becoming something very different to what it used to be, they had perhaps exhausted the many different shop scenarios, in favour of more crazy and outlandish ideas, all set in the confines of Grace Brothers. There is still the funny customer scenario, which sees Mrs Slocombe trying to sell a pair of pantaloons, but the whole episode revolves around her impending marriage.

The plot is zany, but I've always thought this particular episode highlights the true and varied talents of the cast, Sugden and Inman in particular, they could act, dance and be incredibly funny. Sugden is particularly funny as we see Mrs Slocombe have a touch of the hysterics. Watch out for Gordon Kaye, who made a few appearances on the show, some years before he'd get his break with Allo Allo.

Terrific fun. 9/10


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