One of a select bunch of British performers to achieve national treasure status, Mollie was renowned for her portrayal of fearsome battleaxes. The first of such roles to achieve acclaim was as Mrs Hutchinson in The Liver Birds, a series so popular it was revived in the late 90s using the original cast. Mollie was the star of many other comedies, including Come Back Mrs Noah, That's My Boy and My Husband And I, which she made with her real life husband and actor William Moore.But it was as the bossy sales lady Betty Slocombe in Are You Being Served? that Mollie was best known. The long-running, innuendo-laden television comedy was such a hit that a feature film was made based on the series, and it was successfully exported to America. Every episode Mollie sported a different hair colour and continually harped on about her "pussy".
Welcome to our website in tribute to the late Mollie Sugden, one of Britain's National Treasures. I hope this website will allow the younger generations to get to know Mollie's works and the older generations to remember them with great fondness.
A close source of ours has informed us the planned plaque for 2011 has been placed on hold, not confirmed by the Heritage Foundation and we hope to bring you more news if and when we hear.
It is with great regret that we learn of the passing of Are You Being Served? star Frank Thornton.Our Thoughts and prayers are with Frank's wife Beryl and their family. We were fortunate enough to meet both Frank & Beryl, who were both charming and delightful hosts. Frank was a real gent and had time for anyone and everyone, a true star.Leave a message here
Double entendres & innuendos galore during the stage version of the classic British television series "Are You Being Served".
Norbury TheatreDroitwich Spa, UK.25th - 27th April 20132nd - 4th May 20137:30pmWebsite