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 - Learning To Fly

Frank is left in charge of a plane.

Further details

With his grandad wanting him to take flying lessons, Frank takes his first trip in a plane with his instructor, Mr. Barker, but when he becomes unconscious, a much worried Frank is left to control the aircraft himself, while Betty and his grandad wait in suspense.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th December 1978
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th December 2009 3:45pm BBC2
Sunday 5th December 2010 7:30pm Gold
Tuesday 21st December 2010 7:55pm Gold
Wednesday 14th December 2011 3:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th December 2011 10:10am Gold
Wednesday 21st December 2011 2:25pm Gold
Thursday 22nd December 2011 8:40am Gold
Saturday 21st July 2012 7:40am Gold
Saturday 21st July 2012 2:20pm Gold
Sunday 21st December 2014 4:30pm BBC2
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 1:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 14th December 2021 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Michael Crawford Frank Spencer
Michele Dotrice Betty Spencer
Jessica Forte Jessica
Guest cast
Dick Bentley Grandad
Frederick Jaeger Mr. Barker
Tenniel Evans Air Traffic Controller
Tony Steedman Mr. Jennings
Christopher Biggins Prewett
Linda Beckett Linda
Alexander Moss Alexander
Writing team
Raymond Allen Writer
Michael Crawford Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
John Sillitto Editor
Tariq Anwar Editor
Alan Cumner-Price Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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