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 6 - The Baby Arrives

The Spencer's baby daughter, Jessica, is born.

Further details

With their baby due in the next week, Frank is taking every precaution with Betty, but Dr. Boyde, a doctor at the hospital, is hoping he isn't around when the Spencer baby arrives, and Frank wants to be present at the birth. When Betty does go into labour, Frank's planned routine doesn't go according to plan, but there's an addition to the Spencer family - little Jessica.


This episode is also known as Jessica's Birth.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th December 1973
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th April 2012 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 20th April 2013 8:00pm BBC2
Friday 24th May 2013 7:30pm BBC2 Scot
Tuesday 17th March 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Sunday 12th April 2015 4:50pm BBC2 Wales
Monday 7th November 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Wednesday 15th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 15th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 11th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 11th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 24th August 2017 10:00pm Yesterday
Friday 25th August 2017 3:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 17th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 18th October 2017 10:40am Yesterday
Thursday 2nd August 2018 11:40pm Yesterday
Friday 21st September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Friday 21st September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 31st January 2023 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 1st February 2023 12:40am Drama
Tuesday 24th October 2023 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 29th October 2023 2:35am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Anthony Woodruff Dr. Smedley
John D. Collins Dr. Boyde
Eric Francis Hospital Porter
Alison Coleridge Nurse Moore
Diane Holland Receptionist
Richard Caldicot Sir John Gifford
Cyril Luckham Father O'Hara
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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