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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th July 2012 2:30am Gold
Monday 2nd March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 26th October 2016 1:30pm BBC2 Scot
Wednesday 26th October 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Friday 3rd March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Friday 3rd March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 30th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 30th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 3rd August 2017 10:40pm Yesterday
Friday 4th August 2017 3:40pm Yesterday
Monday 2nd October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Thursday 19th July 2018 11:40pm Yesterday
Friday 20th July 2018 9:40pm Yesterday
Wednesday 12th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 19th January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Friday 20th January 2023 12:40am Drama
Tuesday 29th August 2023 8:30pm BBC4
Sunday 3rd September 2023 1:25am BBC4

Cast & crew

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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