Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Copyright: BBC.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

BBC One sitcom about an accident-prone man. 22 episodes (3 series), 1973 - 2016. Stars Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Jessica Forte.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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