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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th June 2012 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Monday 24th October 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Wednesday 1st March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 1st March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 28th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 28th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 27th July 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 28th July 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 27th September 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 28th September 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Friday 13th July 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Friday 13th July 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Monday 10th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 17th January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 18th January 2023 12:30am Drama
Tuesday 15th August 2023 8:30pm BBC4
Sunday 20th August 2023 12:45am BBC4

Cast & crew

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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