Are You Being Served -The Father Christmas Affair – 1976 Christmas Special
Another gem from the golden era of comedy courtesy of the staff at Grace Brothers in a festive edition from 1976. First broadcast as part of the BBC’s 1976 Christmas schedules after series 4 had finished earlier in the year. Series 5 was just around the corner in February of 1977
Grace Brothers decides to have electric Father Christmas models, but this is soon cancelled when they go wrong in a way that could only happen on Are You Being Served.
Young Mr. Grace then decides to offer £50 to a member of the department, including Mr. Rumbold, to dress up as Father Christmas and give gifts to the children. Young Mr. Grace gets a young boy to decide which one of the staff will be Father Christmas and therefore get the £50.
Meanwhile, Mr. Grainger is worried about his annual performance to entertain the residents of an old people’s home.
Written By: David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
Produced By: Ray Butt
Original Transmission Date: 24th December 1976
Where To Watch
Are You Being Served? streams on Brit Box UK/ ITVX