Mr. Mash
Larry Martyn as Mr. Mash
Are You Being Served?
Portrayed by Larry Martyn
Duration 1972–1975
First appearance Are You Being Served? (1972)
Last appearance Christmas Crackers (1975)
Created by Jeremy Lloyd
David Croft
Occupation Maintenance man

Mr. Mash Edit

Mr. Mash (Larry Martyn) was a Grace Brothers maintenance man. He was frequently reprimanded by Captain Peacock for appearing on the sales floor during business hours, but had no fear of his superiors. He had a thorough knowledge of store operations and was a union agitator. He often bragged of taking home much larger paycheques than the sales assistants due to overtime. He was rather weedy and class-conscious, and made sneering comments towards the sales staff.

Although his age is never mentioned, he must have been born during the early/mid 1920s, as he is old enough to have been part of the Armed Forces at the time of D-Day.[N 1]



  1. While talking to Mr. Lucas in the episode Cold Store, Mash reveals that he used the soap and onion trick to avoid taking part in the operation.


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