Captain Peacock gets Sister played by to check his temperature, which says he is perfectly normal. Grace won't cough up the dough to hire proper models, the staff are forced to put on the show themselves. Slocombe reminds everyone that her birthday is approaching, and the rest of the staff work out that she will be 50. To preserve their dignity, they choose the latter option, but very quickly find the subtle art of cookery quite challenging. Grace makes a late appearance and gives the clock to himself and gives Mr.
If something isn't done, someone might lose their job, and that someone is clearly Mr. Grainger is placed in charge, much to Captain Peacock's annoyance. However, after two days they discover they have only made 64 pence, so Mr. Grace gives the staff permission to use the department floor after hours to make more money for the store. Rumbold then comes up with a plan to make sure the take-over is voted against at a Shareholders' Dinner, and when money is offered all the staff volunteer to dress up as sympathetic shareholders who can't get to the dinner. The department staff revolt and union action is taken.
Slocombe brings convincing masculinity to the role of policewoman. Grace gets a young boy to decide which one of the staff will be Father Christmas. Grainger his old job back. Grace offers to let them spend the night on the floor. Last appearance of Young Mr. Rumbold tries to get Mr. Rumbold that there will be a fire drill but refuses to tell him at what time.
Humphries is forced to stand in as chef with Mr. Grace's nurse is the voice. Peacock intercepts the note and hands it to Mrs Slocombe unread, setting off a succession of misunderstandings. Humphries pretend to be Pa Gumby, Mad Ma Gumby and their son, Italian Tony so they can rescue Miss Brahms, Captain Peacock and Mr Spooner. They then decide that background music and a recorded store-wide voiceover will boost sales. Air Date : 24th-Dec-1976 It is Young Mr.
Lucas attempt to help Mr. Rumbold and Captain Peacock struggle to find a way to make them stay, without actually giving them rises. Air Date : 26th-Dec-1979 It is Old Mr. Slocombe for , and the staff think he is going to ask her to marry him. Slocombe misinterprets it as a marriage proposal and accepts, to the shock of everyone. Miss Bagnold is completely infatuated with him and when she joins the Grace Brothers Accounts Department and Captain Peacock soon finds his position unbearable.
Lucas and Miss Brahms play the title roles, and Mrs. Filmed: May 1972 Note: This episode was broadcast as a part of. Slocombe is rendered temporarily homeless after squatters invade her new flat. When money then goes missing from the till, Mr. At the last minute, however, Captain Peacock withdraws and Mr. However, the job soon proves more difficult than they first thought.
In the evening, the staff and Mrs. Slocombe dress up as Lord and Lady Stableforth, with Miss Brahms as their daughter Lavinia and Mr. A new member of staff, Mr Conway, joins the team - but will he help shake things up or will he just put a pussy among the pigeons? Goldberg is running a lucrative side business recruiting his colleagues for higher-paid sales positions in competing department stores. Grainger prepare for a song-and-dance show at an old-folks' home. Invaders in Miss Brahms's tent, Mr Grainger leaving his flap open and Captain Peacock wanting to share Mr Rumbold's bed all add to the hilarity of sleeping with colleagues. A store reorganization forced these two departments to share floor space, and the conflicts that this created set the tone for most episodes. 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.
Slocombe for the day, but he still tries to get sent home sick by falling down the stairs aided by Mr. They later rehearse their performance for Young Mr. Lucas and Miss Brahms play the title roles, Captain Peacock plays , Mr Goldberg plays the red cheeked butcher and Mrs. Grainger as Head of Men's Wear. Slocombe is reinstated but new regulations force Captain Peacock and Mr. Slocombe, decide to fake the wedding ceremony right in the store, with Mr.
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. It is three minutes and twelve seconds long. The saleswoman quits, but the staff learn that they have actually bitten the hand that feeds them and must now sell the perfume themselves. A professional cabaret troupe will also be performing at the party, and when the troupe arrives, it turns out they themselves will be performing The Ballet of the Toys, which forces the staff to go to Plan B. Grace wants the Ladies' and Men's Wear department to form a ballroom dancing team to enter the national Golden Shoes Competition, and when a financial reward is offered all the staff are happy to take part.