Are You Being Served?: The Movie
, is a 1977 motion picture based on the British sitcom Are You Being Served?
, which follows the staff of Grace Brothers' Men's and Women's Department as they take a holiday in the fictional Costa Plonka while their department is renovated.
The story is an adaptation of the successful stage version of the show which enjoyed a two year run in 1976 and 1977.
Grace Brothers' requires renovation. To compensate for time off work, Young Mr. Grace (Harold Bennett
) sends the staff of the Men's and Women's Department on a two week holiday to the fictional Spanish
resort town of Costa Plonka.
The wife of Captain Peacock
) won't be joining them, and Mrs. Slocombe
) sees an opportunity to seduce him. She is as oblivious as ever to the fact that Captain Peacock has his eye – or rather both eyes – on Miss Brahms
), the attractive young Womenswear junior. Miss Brahms has known of his plans all along, and deflects each advance with ease.
The staff find, to their chagrin, that because of a booking mix-up their hotel has no rooms available, and they are forced to sleep in tents. The single public bathroom only has a lock on the outside, and that the local custom is to sing a song while you are using it to let others know of its occupation. This causes a problem for Mr. Grainger (Arthur Brough
), who after a local meal states, "Many more dinners like that, and I shall have to learn a longer... Read More