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» Saturday, April 14, 2007
Wayback
We saw something interesting tonight: GPTV showed the pilot for Are You Being Served? from September 1972. Maybe GPTV has shown it before, but I don't remember ever seeing it. Although it said "BBC Colour" at the end, it was in black and white; perhaps the color copy has been lost like some of the old Doctor Who serials. It indeed started from the beginning, where women's wear moves onto the same floor as men's wear. Interestingly enough, Mr. Grainger, who's a doddering oldster in the series, actually has some backbone in the pilot and takes on Mrs. Slocum.

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