EyeSpy: Remembering Frank Thornton

Are You Being Served?

Iconic comedy actor Frank Thornton has died, best known for his roles as pompous Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and Grace & Favour as well as in recent years as Herbert ‘Truly’ Truelove in Last of the Summer Wine.

Here we doff our bowler hat to the funnyman.

Frank Thornton 1921-2013


  • FRANK THORNTON alias CAPTAIN PEACOCK sadly the death of the last remaining cast member of the long running BBC COMEDY ARE YOU BEING SERVED? and he also appeared in LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE the longest running comedy series in television history and there was a movie of ARE YOU BEING SERVED? So Frank rest in peace we will miss CAPTAIN PEACOCK.

  • RIP, you will live on with Are You Being Served? and AYBS Again?