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 5 - The Hospital Visit

Betty's hospitalisation causes Frank problems at home.

Further details

While Betty is in hospital following an operation, Frank is left to his own devices at home. His chores include mending the back door and preparing his own meals, neither of which he manages to do successfully. When he visits Betty in the convalescent ward, Frank is accused of neglecting her in a case of mistaken identity, and is given the wrong information that Betty is able to go home. When Betty announces this to the rest of the ward, everyone feels that they should be allowed to go too.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th March 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Elisabeth Sladen Judy
Norman Mitchell Jackson
Elizabeth Begley Mrs. White
Deddie Davies Miss. Thomas
Kate Brown Mrs. Griffin
Ralph Watson Mr. Griffin
Daphne Oxenford Nurse Shaw
John D. Collins Dr. Boyde
Rosemary Da Costa Nurse Davis
James Bulloch Dr. Roberts
Julia Breck Nurse Taylor
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
William Symon Editor
Bryan Ellis Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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