Frank Thornton, the veteran English actor who played the fusty old Captain Peacock on the much loved BBC comedy Are You Being Served, has passed away at the age of 92.

In addition to starring in the classic Brit-com which ran from 1972 – 1985, Thornton appeared most recently on BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

For those of us who remember him fondly, I think we all hope he’s with Mrs. Slocombe. And her pussy*.

* I’m not being rude. It’s what the character insisted on calling her cat. Look for it on youtube. It’s a hoot.