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 7 - The Employment Exchange

Unlucky-in-work Frank has job trouble.

Further details

Having lost his latest job as a window cleaner, Frank ends up back at the employment exchange, where new manager Mr. Bradshaw insists that he can be employed. Bradshaw takes Frank on as an empolyee around the building, but soon beings to regret it when he manages to cause mayhem concerning the fire distinguisher, ruins a spool of tape and blows up a very rare and expensive computer system.


This episode is also known as The Labour Exchange.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th March 1973
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 30th May 2012 3:00pm Gold
Tuesday 10th March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Friday 28th October 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Tuesday 7th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 7th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Monday 3rd April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Monday 3rd April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Friday 14th July 2017 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 15th July 2017 8:00am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2017 10:00pm Yesterday
Friday 11th August 2017 3:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 4th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 5th October 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Friday 20th July 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Friday 20th July 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Monday 23rd January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 24th January 2023 12:40am Drama
Tuesday 12th September 2023 8:30pm BBC4
Sunday 17th September 2023 1:45am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
George A. Cooper Bradshaw
Edward Hardwicke Hooper
Dorothy Frere Mrs. Dobson
Geoffrey Adams Clergyman
Jack Watson George
Jay Neill Jack
Peter Wickham Policeman
Derek Ware Window Cleaner
John Witty Computer Voice
Roland MacLeod Man at Van
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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