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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Specials - Jessica's First Christmas

Excitement grows in the Spencer household as the annual nativity play fast approaches.

Further details

With Frank starting a new job and the nativity play (which Frank is certain he's going to appear in) about to take to the stage in the near future, Christmas is looking good for the Spencers. Frank later discovers that his new job is working under his new neighbour, Mr. Jackson, and is told that he won't be playing his usual role of Joseph in the play, but is given the tasks of building the scenery and minding the real-life donkey. Though, during the last rehearsal, Frank gets the chance to act after the woman appearing as the angel of the Lord phones in sick.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th December 1974
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26th December 2010 7:55pm C5
Monday 27th December 2010 3:00pm C5
Tuesday 13th December 2011 3:30pm Gold
Wednesday 14th December 2011 10:10am Gold
Monday 22nd December 2014 4:10pm BBC2
Sunday 20th December 2015 4:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 26th December 2018 10:30pm BBC4
Wednesday 22nd December 2021 6:40pm BBC2
Saturday 25th December 2021 9:00am Drama
Tuesday 26th December 2023 6:45pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Cyril Luckham Father O'Hara
Emma Ware Jessica Spencer
Bryan Pringle Jackson
Brian Hayes Hudson
Bartlett Mullins King Herod
Alan Bowerman First Shepherd
Ian Milton Second Shepherd
Tony Bateman First Wise Man
Peter Mackriel Second Wise Man
Bruce Callender Third Wise Man
Marjorie Hogan Miss Murphy
Ricky Laney Innkeeper
Reg Thomason (as Reginald Thomason) Joseph (Mr. Hunter)
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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