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 5 - Father's Clinic

Frank puts on quite a performance whilst rollerskating.

Further details

As experience for when he becomes a parent, Frank attends a father's class at the local maternity hospital, and afterwards pays a visit to his bank manager in an attempt to get some money, but is unsuccessful. Frank and Betty then take Betty's two nieces to the zoo, where an incident involving Frank and a monkey takes place, and then later to the rollerskating, where, on wheels, Frank leaves the rink and ends up on the open road.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th December 1973
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 11th April 2012 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 21st April 2012 6:30pm BBC2
Monday 23rd April 2012 6:30pm BBC2 Wales
Monday 16th March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Friday 4th November 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Tuesday 14th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 14th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Monday 10th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Monday 10th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 17th August 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 18th August 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Monday 16th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 17th October 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Thursday 2nd August 2018 11:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 20th September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Thursday 20th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Sunday 22nd December 2019 8:00pm BBC4
Monday 30th January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 31st January 2023 12:35am Drama
Tuesday 17th October 2023 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 22nd October 2023 2:20am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Richard Pescud White
Lajla Lund Alison
Cynthia Lund Judy
Seymour Green Charles
David King Dr. Powell
Brian Osborne Jordan
Tony Hazel Hamilton
Cynthia Powell Lucy
Taiwo Ajai Sally
Geoffrey Chater Bank Manager
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
Steve Samson Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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