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

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1973 - 2016
  • 22 episodes (3 series)

Accident-prone Frank Spencer creates havoc wherever he goes; wife Betty can only stand by and watch as he ruins everything. Stars Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Jessica Forte.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Job Interview

Frank goes for a job interview.

Further details

Newly married Frank and Betty are due to move into their new flat, but are currently living with Betty's mother, Mrs. Fisher. Betty has bought Frank a new briefcase for his impending job interview at Lewis & Co.'s ironmongers for the position of area sales manager. With Betty's advice of remembering to smile, Frank turns up at his interview later than expected, after getting stuck in a lift. When he finally meets the general manager, Mr. Lewis, he causes him a lot of frustration. By the end of the interview, Mr. Lewis is on the verge of a breakdown, but Frank feels that he has made an impression.


This episode is also known as Getting A Job and The Salesman's Job.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th February 1973
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 18th March 2012 12:40pm Gold
Sunday 18th March 2012 7:05pm Gold
Thursday 5th March 2015 3:40pm BBC2 Scot
Thursday 5th March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Thursday 20th October 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Monday 27th February 2017 1:40pm Drama
Monday 27th February 2017 6:00pm Drama
Friday 24th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Friday 24th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 27th July 2017 10:00pm Yesterday
Friday 28th July 2017 3:00pm Yesterday
Monday 25th September 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 26th September 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Thursday 12th July 2018 11:00pm Yesterday
Friday 13th July 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 6th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Friday 13th January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Saturday 14th January 2023 12:30am Drama
Tuesday 1st August 2023 8:30pm BBC4
Sunday 6th August 2023 12:40am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Jane Hylton Mrs. Fisher
George Baker Mr. Lewis
Joe Dunlop Mr. Conway
John Ringham Rigby
Linda Hayden Linda
James Wardroper Jackson
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
John Teather Editor
Bryan Ellis Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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