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 2, Episode 1 - Cliffhanger

Frank and Betty take to the clifftops for a picnic.

Further details

With their own car at the bottom of a river, Frank and Betty can't go away anywhere, and Betty really wants a day at the seaside. Frank is successful with a job that comes with a car, and so takes Betty out for a picnic on the clifftops. The day gets off to a good start, but events take a turn for the worst when the firm's car ends up hanging off the cliff edge, with Frank clinging to the back bumper. Their situation looks impossible to make better, until a team of rugby players come to their rescue.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd November 1973
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 31st May 2012 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 11th March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Monday 31st October 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Wednesday 8th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 8th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 4th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 4th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th August 2017 10:40pm Yesterday
Friday 11th August 2017 3:40pm Yesterday
Thursday 5th October 2017 11:25pm Yesterday
Friday 6th October 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Thursday 26th July 2018 11:00pm Yesterday
Friday 14th September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Friday 14th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 24th January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 25th January 2023 12:40am Drama
Tuesday 19th September 2023 8:30pm BBC4
Sunday 24th September 2023 1:20am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Vernon Dobtcheff Henry
Hazel Bainbridge Miss Partridge
Elissa Derwent Joan
Peter Leabourne Rugby Player
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
Steve Samson Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Ken Starkey Production Designer

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