Are You Being Served? Set for a TV comeback with an all-star cast

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CAROLINE FLACK: Love Island is returning to our screens this summer.

ONE of Britain’s best-loved sitcoms of the 70’s and 80’s is set for a comeback. 

Are You Being Served? is poised to return to TV screens later this year with an all-star cast. The programme, which is set to be broadcast on BBC One, is to be filmed in front of a studio audience on March 5, the corporation said. 

The show, written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, ran for 69 episodes over 10 series from 1972-1985 and featured Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton and Wendy Richard among others. Well-loved characters included Mrs Slocombe, Mr Humphries, Captain Peacock and Miss Brahms. 

The BBC said: “Picking up where Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft’s much loved comedy left off, the show will bring Grace Brothers and some of the nation’s all-time favourite sitcom characters including Mrs Slocombe, Captain Peacock, Miss Brahms, and Mr Humphries back to life with an all-star cast.” It will be a one-off episode alongside reboots of Porridge, The Good Life, Up Pompeii! and Keeping Up Appearances as part of a landmark comedy season, the website Chortle reported.

It will mark 60 years since Hancock’s Half Hour first made the transition from radio to TV.

Love Island is returning to ITV2’s screens this summer. A new group of singles will be heading off to a villa ready for a few weeks of flirting and hooking up. 

Anyone who doesn’t partner up will be in danger of being voted off the island and losing the chance to win the lucrative cash prize. Talking about the format of the upcoming series, a Love Island insider told Digital Spy that there may not be a set live show each week, allowing it to be more reactive to the reality in the villa.

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