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|Are You Being Served Vol 11|
Actors: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard, Nicholas Smith
Directors: Jeremy Lloyd, Mike Stevens
Genres: Comedy, Television
Attention shoppers! Your favorite dysfunctional sales staff is back with more mischief, more hilarity and more hair colors! Join Mr. Humphries, Mrs. Slocombe, Miss Brahms, Captain Peacock, Mr. Lucas and the rest of the gan... more »
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mwreview | Northern California, USA | 01/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"--Mrs. Solcombe advertising her ladies' underwear department.
Of the volumes in the second boxed set of this series (Seasons 6-10), volume 11 is the second best behind volume 9. 4 of the 6 episodes are 5-star. The only one that is dicey is "Roots?" This episode, which was not shown on some PBS stations, has the staff researching Old Mr. Grace's family lines. Things get racially controversial when the staff puts on a show revealing Grace's "roots." The other weak episode is "Conduct Unbecoming." Mr. Humphries is accused of stealing money from the till and is put on trial. The "court" scene is dull. One funny part of this episode is Capt. Peacock's pursuit of Miss Belfridge. The other shows are excellent, especially "The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe" which is one of my favorite post-Mr. Lucas episodes. Here, Mrs. Slocombe has the unrequited hots for Mr. Humphries. The staff reads a psychological report on the matter and it is decided that if Mr. Humphries "has a go at her" she'll be rid of the fantasies. Miss Brahms tries to help Mr. Humphries "have a go" in the box seats at the ballet. "Closed Circuit" has the staff making a video advertisement to play outside the store. The director is a "friend" of Mr. Humphries and their interaction is hilarious. In "Heir Apparent," introducing the boring Mr. Klein, Old Mr. Grace sees an old picture of Mr. Humphries' mother and announces that he left her in a certain "condition." Humphries' mother makes an appearance in the store to this man from her past. In "Sweet Smell of Success," Capt. Peacock reluctantly allows Mrs. Slocombe to sell her homemade perfume in the store that is promoted as attracting the opposite sex. Then, he finds out it may work too well.This DVD, like the others, has fun graphics on the menu pages with rotating photos of "Employee of the Month" Mr. Harmon and a lift conductor taking you to each episode. For those who want to try a post-Mr. Lucas volume of the series, volume 11 is the best one."