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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Accident-prone Frank Spencer creates havoc wherever he goes; wife Betty can only stand by and watch as he ruins everything

1973 - 1978  (BBC One)
22 (3 series)
Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte
Raymond Allen, Michael Crawford
British Broadcasting Corporation

To say that Frank Spencer is a one-man walking disaster area would be somewhat of an understatement.

Although ever enthusiastic and well-intentioned, Frank is entirely feckless. An accident-prone, underachieving social misfit, he is loved by his wife and no one else; his will to keep going despite it being obvious to everyone else that he is making things worse is not too ingratiating a trait.

Our Review: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, scripted by Raymond Allen, aired on the BBC between 1973 and 1978. With 22 episodes in total, the show revolves around the eventful life of Frank Spencer, who seems to be unsuccessful in whatever he attempts to do, while his wife Betty can only try to better things.

As well as its humourous lines, the show featured many action scenes and stunts (which were performed by Crawford himself), and it saw the Spencers in a variety of situations. It continues to be a great success to this day, with more and more new viewers discovering and enjoying the hilarious antics of the hapless Frank Spencer, who remains an iconic character in British comedy.