Her final public appearance was at the funeral of her Are You Being Served? Filmed: 6 October 1979 Note: This was the favourite episode of and repeated on 18 July 2009 as part of a tribute two weeks after her death on 1 July. However, the job soon proves more difficult than they first thought. Slocombe is coming up upon a momentous birthday, the Ladies' and Mens' Wear departments decide to help her celebrate. Of course, there's also the added poignancy of this being one of the last times we'd get to see Arthur Brough onscreen. Grace's birthday party, a called The Ballet of the Toys. Mr Humphries, Captain Peacock, Mr Rumbold, Mr Grainger who has come out of retirement to spend less time with his wife and Mrs Slocombe all seem to be stuck in another era.
Grace gives the staff permission to use the department floor after hours to make more money for the store. Grainger has become increasingly bad-tempered, something which is not helped by his losing the centre display stand to Mrs. Miss Brahms, who has an to prevent her getting a cold, refuses to work with her. Harman tells them he knows of a horse that absolutely cannot lose that afternoon's race, they all bet their £100 bonuses on the horse. Though they initially all agree to split the reward between them should any one of them find the diamond, greed washes over everyone and, when each believes they have found the missing stone, plots to cheat one another out of the reward money are hatched. Grainger soon makes himself very unpopular because of the way he runs the department.
However, the missing money turns up at the back of the till, exonerating Mr. It is three minutes and twelve seconds long. Slocombe was a bit wilder in her younger days. The reason for the change of mood becomes clear when he tells them he has won. However, on the morning of the wedding, the brings bad news: The groom is already married, and his wife has demanded that he return home to Greece.
In 2003, Sugden appeared in an episode of and also appeared as herself in an episode of the comedy sketch show. My nerves are a little frayed. Humphries, as she often fixates on him; at one point her often thwarted desires even led to her becoming obsessed, to which she turns to drink in an effort to drown her sorrows. Humphries is found guilty and forced to resign, much to everyone's dismay. The staff decide to get her back, no matter what it takes, especially since Mrs.
Meanwhile, when the chef and waiters can't get there, Mr. Rumbold and Captain Peacock struggle to find a way to make them stay, without actually giving them rises. Humphries is forced to stand in as chef with Mr. Humphries' mother played by is called in to settle the matter once and for all. Humphries and the Wibbly Wobblies are priceless. Slocombe loses her memory after being hit on the head with a golf ball. Grainger his old job back.
Unfortunately, one of them involves threatening the Peacocks' already fragile marriage. Grace watches them to decide whether they are good enough. However, after two days they discover they have only made 64 pence, so Mr. Sugden's other appearances before Are You Being Served? They then decide that background music and a recorded store-wide voiceover will boost sales. Humphries finds himself up to his neck with the gossip column, but his greatest challenge proves to be ensuring the staff bonuses by orchestrating a beauty contest with Miss Brahms as the ringer. Rumbold's secretary Miss Hazelwood are late, and it is rumoured that they are having an affair. Humphries getting one vote, the staff gather at the store on the weekend to battle it out.
Peacock who is guilty of philandering. Refusing to leave Grace Brothers, she becomes a cleaner and her position is filled by a younger woman. It is put out by Mr. Meanwhile, a monkey has escaped from the Pet Department and is hiding in the lift shaft. When the senior staff realise that they too could be included in the retirement scheme, desperate measures have to be taken. After being confronted, the staff come up with a plan to make Mr. The other staff then agree to refuse to sign it, and when Mr.
Goldberg is running a lucrative side business recruiting his colleagues for higher-paid sales positions in competing department stores. After an applicant that lives in a packing case in and another that Mr Humphries dislikes the staff decide to go home. After Mrs Peacock starts work as Mr Rumbold's new secretary, the cuckolded Captain Peacock suspects his wife's mysterious lover is none other than Mr. Still, there's fun with Christmas crackers, making fun of each other's costumes, and Young Mr. However, they are then told that all the staff are merely changing departments for a week. It is revealed that the staff have suspected them of having an affair since the Christmas party.