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 5 - King Of The Road

Frank ends up in court after some trouble arrises whilst working a as a despatch rider.

Further details

Frank is working for Mr. Hunt as a despatch rider, delivering photographs, but loses control of his motorbike when the throttle gets stuck. He later ends up in court after the polaroids turn out to be different to what Frank originally thought.


This episode is also known as Motorbike.

Broadcast details

Saturday 9th December 1978
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 15th August 2012 1:50am Gold
Sunday 22nd March 2015 2:50pm BBC2
Monday 21st November 2016 2:05pm BBC2
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 20th April 2017 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 20th April 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 31st August 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 1st September 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 25th October 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 26th October 2017 5:25pm Yesterday
Tuesday 24th July 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Tuesday 24th July 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Friday 28th September 2018 1:20pm Drama
Friday 28th September 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 7th February 2023 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 28th November 2023 8:00pm BBC4
Monday 4th December 2023 2:10am BBC4

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Guest cast
Derek Farr Dr. Mender
Bernard Gallagher Detective Sergeant Lang
Geoffrey Chater Mr. Whittle
Derek Newark Mr. Hunt
John Harvey JP Hawkins
Ellis Dale Clerk of the Court
Patrick McAlinney Father O'Hara
David Ryall Mr. Rumford
Peter Hughes Group Captain Lacey
Gretchen Franklin Mrs. Welch
Graham Ashley Mr. Stewart
Brian Hawksley Ellis
Richard Seager Policeman
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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