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

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

BBC One sitcom about an accident-prone man. 22 episodes (3 series), 1973 - 2016. Stars Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Jessica Forte.

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

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