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First cast photo of Are You Being Served? remake revealed

The cast of the new version of Are You Being Served?
Image caption The one-off revival will be screened in September

Sherrie Hewson, John Challis, Roy Barraclough and Mathew Horne are among stars who have filmed a new version of classic sitcom Are You Being Served?.

Loose Women star Hewson has taken over as the pink-haired Mrs Slocombe, originally played by Mollie Sugden.

Coronation Street favourite Barraclough plays Mr Grainger and Only Fools and Horses star Challis is Captain Peacock.

Gavin and Stacey's Horne plays Mr Grace, while Jason Watkins is Mr Humphries, first played by John Inman.

Full cast, as pictured above:

  • Back left-right: Arthur Smith as Mr Harman, Jorgie Porter as Miss Croft, Justin Edwards as Mr Rumbold and Mathew Horne as Mr Grace.
  • Front left-right: Niky Wardley as Miss Brahms, Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe, John Challis as Captain Peacock, Jason Watkins as Mr Humphries, Kayode Ewumi as Mr Conway and Roy Barraclough as Mr Grainger.
Image caption The sitcom followed the cast of a department store

The original show began in 1972 and ran until 1985.

The one-off revival will be screened in September as part of a BBC season celebrating 60 years of the television sitcom.

Other classics being revived for the occasion include Porridge, Up Pompeii! and Keeping Up Appearances.

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