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 3, Episode 1 - Moving House

Frank and Betty move house.

Further details

The Spencers are prompted to move house when their old one is set to collapse, which it does as soon as the removal van turns the corner. The furniture ends up all over the road and Frank lands in a barrel of hot tar, thanks to the not-very-careful van driver. At the new house, none of the amenities appear to be working, so Frank goes in search of a telephone, and later causes trouble to flare up with his new neighbours, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, after destroying their bedroom following an attempt to fix the water tank.

Broadcast details

Saturday 11th November 1978
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd March 2012 10:55am Gold
Thursday 19th March 2015 3:40pm BBC2
Tuesday 8th November 2016 2:15pm BBC2
Thursday 16th March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 16th March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 12th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 12th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 24th August 2017 10:40pm Yesterday
Friday 25th August 2017 3:40pm Yesterday
Wednesday 18th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 19th October 2017 11:20am Yesterday
Friday 3rd August 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Monday 24th September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Monday 24th September 2018 6:35pm Drama
Wednesday 1st February 2023 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 2nd February 2023 12:40am Drama
Tuesday 31st October 2023 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 5th November 2023 2:00am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Jessica Forte Jessica
Guest cast
Glynn Edwards Mr. Lewis
Glyn Houston Mr. Wright
Milton Johns Mr. Denham
Jean Boht Mrs. Lewis
Michael Redfern Bill
Babar Bhatti Mr. Singh
Andrew Lane TV Engineer
Steve Ismay Telephone Engineer
Royston Tickner Jack
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Michael Crawford Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Mike Robotham Editor
John Sillitto Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Richard Morris Production Designer

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