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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,967

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4 - Frank And Marvin

Frank is trying to make a success of his ventriloquist act, while Betty has some important news confirmed.

Further details

Frank is having a bad day after being reliefed of another job, but his mood soon changes when Betty reveals that she's pregnant, after she has it confirmed by Dr. Smedley. This prompts Frank to try and get a job at a holiday camp with his ventriloquism act, 'Frank and Marvin', and his special 'human volcano' finale.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th December 1973
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th April 2012 3:40pm Gold
Sunday 15th March 2015 2:05pm BBC2
Sunday 15th March 2015 5:30pm BBC2 Scot
Thursday 3rd November 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Monday 13th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Monday 13th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Friday 7th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Friday 7th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 17th August 2017 10:40pm Yesterday
Friday 18th August 2017 3:40pm Yesterday
Thursday 12th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 13th October 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Friday 27th July 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Wednesday 19th September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Wednesday 19th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Friday 27th January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Saturday 28th January 2023 12:30am Drama
Tuesday 10th October 2023 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 15th October 2023 2:05am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Anthony Woodruff Dr. Smedley
Sydney Tafler Lockwood
Christopher Timothy Roy
Pamela Binns Mrs. Jones
Julia Breck Mrs. Ford
Charles Lamb Skipper
Christopher Holmes Boatman
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
Steve Samson Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Ken Starkey Production Designer

Share this page