Are You Being Served? was a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC. The show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff, as well as various interludes with customers (portrayed by popular and well-known British actors in guest appearances, such as Joanna Lumley), of the retail ladies' and gentlemen's clothing floor departments of a fictional London department store called Grace Brothers. Grace & Favour (American title: Are You Being Served? Again!) was a sequel to the original long-running series. It aired on BBC1 for two seasons from 1992 to 1993 and marked the return of Are You Being Served? creators and writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. An Australian spin-off of Are You Being Served? ran for sixteen episodes from 1980 to 1981 on Network Ten.