Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em cinema screening to showcase unseen footage

Monday 23rd October 2023, 9:00am

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Copyright: BBC

BBC Radio Solent has organised a special Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em screening in Southampton, featuring restored footage and previously unseen material.

The cinema listing confirms: "Some of Frank Spencer's greatest mishaps have been located in the depths of the BBC vaults and have been scanned from the original camera negatives. Having undergone an extensive restoration process, they will be proudly presented here in stunning high definition for the first time. The evening also includes previously unseen footage and some very special guests."

The BBC Radio Solent team say: "We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of a sitcom classic, in aid of BBC Children In Need. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em was first broadcast in 1973, and was the brainchild of the late Isle Of Wight author Ray Allen.

"As a special tribute to Ray and to mark five decades of one of British comedies most successful creations, we've had some of Frank Spencer's greatest stunts specially restored from the original camera negatives, to be seen in high definition for the very first time.

"Come and join us for an evening of laughs and some surprises from the BBC Radio Solent team too."

The screening will take place from 8pm on Sunday 12th November at the Harbour Lights Picturehouse cinema in Southampton. Tickets are £10, and the full price of the ticket - less the VAT - will go to Children In Need. Booking link

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