Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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The Pop Star 

Mr. Spooner faces the prospect of being sacked, but after a random musical performance he might just have a chance at stardom. With some help from the staff in this final episode, will he be rescued from misfortune?

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
Mike Berry ... Mr. Spooner
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Candy Davis Candy Davis ... Miss Belfridge
Doremy Vernon Doremy Vernon ... Canteen Manageress
Nick Ross Nick Ross ... TV Presenter
Keith Hodiak Keith Hodiak ... Seymour
Charles Nicklin ... TV Director
Suzy Aitchison ... Susan
Mary Bradley Mary Bradley ... Cleaner
Joan Dainty Joan Dainty ... Cleaner
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Storyline

In this final episode of 'Are You Being Served?' it appears as though Mr.Spooner will be sacked. But after a raving review by a local newspaper for his singing performance at the recent concert, a record company offers him a contract. Meanwhile, the whole staff eagerly awaits to be cast as back-up singers. The stars of the show end it in style with a musical performance to remember. Written by Nadia Nassar

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red dress | black teddy | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Release Date:

1 April 1985 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Miss Belfridge appears in basque and stockings. See more »

Crazy Credits

This episode does not end with the series' regular theme tune, but rather with the whole gang performing "Chanson d'Amour". See more »

Soundtracks

Chanson D'Amour
(1958) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Shanklin
Performed by John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Wendy Richard, Mike Berry,
Frank Thornton and Nicholas Smith.
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Goodbye to Grace Brothers
25 July 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

While nobody can take away from the fact that 'Are You Being Served?' is one of the best sitcoms the UK has ever produced, equally I don't think it can be denied that it simply went on too long, and instead of telling stories about things that realistically could happen in a department store, instead wrote stories about things that might happen in a sort of fantasy department store.

Yes, the big changes in cast didn't help, with the replacements never really being as good.

This episode is a good example of what the show became at the end. It's full of nice little moments, and some good jokes, but it's all been done far better before.

I prefer to remember the show at its best


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