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 2, Episode 5 is repeated on BBC4 on Sunday 22nd December at 8pm.

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
    John Teather Editor
    Bryan Ellis Production Designer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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