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 4 - Men As Women

Frank is awaiting the arrival of his grandfather from Australia.

Further details

Frank and Betty recieve a letter from Frank's grandfather in Australia, saying he will be visitng them soon. Meanwhile, the Spencer's doctor, Dr. Mender, is about to appear in the hospital's production of Cinderella, so whe Jessica swallows a jubilee coin by accident, he has to dress into his costume at the Spencer's house, and causes Frank and Betty to think the worst. Later, when Grandpa Spencer arrives, Frank welcomes him dressed in a most eye-opening outfit.

Broadcast details

Saturday 2nd December 1978
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 28th April 2012 9:00am Gold
Sunday 29th April 2012 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 24th March 2015 3:40pm BBC2
Friday 11th November 2016 2:10pm BBC2
Tuesday 21st March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 21st March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 19th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 19th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 31st August 2017 10:40pm Yesterday
Friday 1st September 2017 3:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 24th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 25th October 2017 5:20pm Yesterday
Monday 23rd July 2018 11:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 24th July 2018 9:40pm Yesterday
Thursday 27th September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Thursday 27th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Monday 6th February 2023 6:35pm Drama
Tuesday 21st November 2023 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 26th November 2023 12:50am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Glynn Edwards Mr. Lewis
Roger Kemp Dr. Hutchings
Bunny May Postman
Derek Farr Dr. Mender
Dick Bentley Grandad
Linda James Receptionist
Johnny Allan Mr. Hollis
Norman Hartley Demolition Man
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Michael Crawford Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Mike Robotham Editor
Graham Sisson Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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