Staff of Grace Brothers department store in London with their personal problems and their professional secrets.
Personal matters of Grace Brothers staff are taking the more important part in the stories.
Is It Catching?
Mr. Humphries contracts a rare malady known as "Marine’s Disease", and the entire staff is quarantined.
A Personal Problem
Captain Peacock’s marriage is on the rocks again, but this time, it is Mrs. Peacock who is guilty of philandering.
Front Page Story
Old Mr. Grace decides to publish an in-store magazine and appoints Mr. Humphries as its editor, which soon leads to disruption of the whole store.
Sales dip so low that Old Mr. Grace is forced to cut everyone’s salary by 10%. Insulted, the staff takes to the roof to protest, but find it very hard to drag the attention of the public.
Mr Klein takes over from Mr Grossman as head of the menswear department. After seeing a photo of Mr. Humphries’s mother, Old Mr. Grace thinks that Mr. Humphries may just be his long lost son and heir.
Grace Brothers decides to advertise on television screens using the internal circuit, and while Miss Brahms is the face of the advert, Old Mr. Grace’s nurse is the voice.
The Erotic Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe
Mrs. Slocombe is becoming increasingly fond of Mr. Humphries, and showers him with presents.
It is Old Mr. Grace’s birthday, and the department wants to bring a musical tribute to the Grace family. Mr. Rumbold’s brother Mycroft then sets out to trace the Grace family tree, which leads to Wales, Scotland, Somerset and America.