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 3 - Love Thy Neighbour

Frank has great difficulty in trying to find a doctor to tend to his poorly mother-in-law.

Further details

Betty's mother turns up at the Spencer household unexpectedly, suitcase in hand, after leaving her husband and collapses on their couch. Betty feels that Dr. Smedley should be contacted, and Frank is the one left to do it, but with the phone box out of action, he pays a visit to his new neighbour, Mr. Faraday. Frank calls Dr. Smedley but gives him Mr. Faraday's address rather his own, and causes a misunderstanding. After all the confusion, Frank locks himself out of the house, and once again has to trouble Mr. Faraday, this time for the use of his ladder.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st March 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Jane Hylton Mrs. Fisher
Norman Chappell Mark Faraday
Geoffrey Whitehead Peter Osborne
Anthony Woodruff Dr. Smedley
Geoffrey Evans First Policeman
Constance Carling Police Operator
Ken Barker (as Ken Haward) Second Policeman
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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