See the first cast picture from the Are You Being Served? sitcom revival

Three decades later and Grace Brothers is back in business.

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Last updated: 8 August 2016 - 7.03am

Grace Brothers is back and open for business as Are You Being Served? returns after a 30-year hiatus.

The first image from the sitcom revival has been released ahead of the one-off special, which will pick up where the show left off.

With a new all-star cast, the sitcom follows the staff at fictional London department store Grace Brothers.

BBC comedy Are You Being Served?
BBC comedy Are You Being Served? (PA)

Mrs Slocombe is back with her distinctive brightly-dyed hair, with Loose Women star Sherrie Hewson taking over the role from the late Mollie Sugden.

Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis plays Frank Thornton’s stuffy character Captain Peacock, with a red carnation in his jacket pocket.

Jason Watkins looks impeccable as Mr Humphries, stepping into John Inman’s well-polished shoes.

The new cast of Are You Being Served?
The new cast of Are You Being Served? (BBC)

Also joining him on the retail floor are Roy Barraclough as Mr Grainger, Arthur Smith as Mr Harmon, Justin Edwards as Mr Rumbold and Niky Wardley as Miss Brahms.

The cast picture also provides the first glimpse of some new characters, including Gavin And Stacey star Mathew Horne as Young Mr Grace, the original Young Mr Grace’s grandson.

With big blonde hair, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter is almost unrecognisable as Mr Rumbold’s secretary Miss Croft, while Kayode Ewumi plays new recruit Mr Conway.

Jorgie Porter
Jorgie Porter (Ian West/PA)

Derren Litten has written the one-off special of the sitcom, which began on BBC One in 1972 and ran for over 10 years.

Are You Being Served? will air in September and will be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will revisit old favourites including Porridge, Goodnight Sweetheart and Keeping Up Appearances.

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