Are You Being Served?: The Inside Story of Britain's Funniest--and Public Television's Favorite--comedy Series
Written with the droll, dry wit that's so characteristically English, this book discusses the creative genesis of this popular TV program, treats readers to tales and anecdotes from its directors and stage hands, and covers the many inventive ways the saga of Grace Brothers was spun off in various media over the past two decades. 109 photos, 64 in color.
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