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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Sport Relief Special

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Sport Relief 2016. Image shows from L to R: Bradley Wiggins, Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Copyright: BBC
Hapless Frank is back in a number of calamitous escapades culminating in a chance meeting with cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

Further details

Accident prone Frank Spencer and his long-suffering wife Betty are back on screens on Friday 18th March for a special Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em sketch for Sport Relief.

It's been 38 years since Michael Crawford last put on the famous beret, but now he's wearing it again as Frank meets cycling hero Bradley Wiggins and Formula 1 star Jenson Button.

Interviewed by the Radio Times, Crawford said: "I don't want to give too much away, but Frank is on a journey by bicycle and roller skates to see his grown up daughter, Jessica, take part in a race at the Olympic Velodrome. I arrive just as Bradley Wiggins is trying to break the world hour record, with hilarious consequences."

Despite being 74, Michael Crawford is still doing his own stunts, including a new version of the famous scene in which he roller-skates up to a bus. However, the star reveals it took a while to get it filmed this time: "My balance isn't what it used to be, so I had to do more than 12 takes before I got the scene right."

Fans of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em will be sad to hear we're unlikely to see any more of Frank after this sketch though... he told the Radio Times firmly, "It's just this sketch for Sport Relief, that's it."

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Image shows from L to R: Betty Spencer (Michele Dotrice), Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Copyright: BBC
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Image shows from L to R: Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford), Jenson Button. Copyright: BBC
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Copyright: BBC

Broadcast details

Friday 18th March 2016
13 minutes

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Gemma Arterton Jessica Spencer
Bradley Wiggins Self
Jenson Button Self
Paul McCartney (as Sir Paul McCartney) Self
Jessica Ennis (as Jessica Ennis-Hill) Self
Boris Johnson Self
Roy Hodgson Self
Arsène Wenger Self
David Walliams Self
Clare Balding Self
Christopher Hoy (as Chris Hoy) Self
Andy Murray Self
Dave Brailsford Self
Writing team
Michael Crawford Writer
Raymond Allen Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Colin Hopkins Executive Producer

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