Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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The Hold Up 

After three staff members are held hostage by burglars, it's up to Mrs. Slocombe, Mr. Harmond and Mr. Humphries to save the day - by posing as members of a mafia crime syndicate.

Director:

Martin Shardlow

Writers:

Jeremy Lloyd (by), David Croft (by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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
Candy Davis Candy Davis ... Miss Belfridge
Michael Attwell ... Burglar
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ... Burglar
Ian Collier Ian Collier ... Policeman
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Storyline

While the staff stay late at the store stocktaking, two burglars break into the store and capture Miss. Brahms, Captain Peacock and Mr.Spooner. While impersonating the most dangerous gangster family of the underworld, Mrs.Slocombe, Mr.Harman and Mr.Humphries pull out all the stops to get the police to the store and capture the burglars. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

4 March 1985 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Atwell,one of the burglars, would later play Kenny Beale,the brother of Pauline Fowler played by Wendy Richard(Miss Brahms) in the British soap EastEnders. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Peacock and Mr Spooner cut themselves free, it is 10pm, according to the clock chiming outside. But when they call Mr Rumbold a few minutes later, he says it's after midnight. See more »

Connections

References Juliet Bravo (1980) See more »

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