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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Classic UK TV sitcoms transfer to stage - and thrill the superfans

Fawlty Towers, The Fast Show, Only Fools And Horses ... the vogue for screen-to-stage shows taps into our need for nostalgia.

Rachel Aroesti, The Observer, 11th February 2024

Tribute screening for Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em writer Raymond Allen

Tributes have been paid to the writer of the classic sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em at a special screening of some of its most popular scenes.

Richard Latto, BBC, 18th November 2023

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em cinema screening to showcase unseen footage

BBC Radio Solent has organised a special Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em screening in Southampton, featuring restored footage and previously unseen material.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd October 2023

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em at 50: How the sitcom became an enduring classic

As Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em reaches its 50th anniversary, Radio Times magazine looked back at the sitcom's history and it's ongoing influence.

Robert Ross, Radio Times, 28th July 2023

Michael Crawford says he nearly died in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em sand stunt

Michael, who devised and performed all of hapless character Frank Spencer's stunts himself, was almost suffocated by a pile of sand - just a few seconds longer and he would have been a goner, he admits.

Karen Rockett, The Mirror, 11th February 2023

Comedy Chronicles: One sitcom did 'ave 'em - The strangely short career of Raymond Allen

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is one of Britain's favourite sitcoms, but for writer Raymond Allen it was almost his only success a comedy writer. Normally sitcoms flop and writers flourish - so why the near-opposite here?

British Comedy Guide, 29th January 2023

The 25 funniest Christmas comedy TV specials of all time

The comedy special is as much a part of British Christmas as a family row and mountains of sprouts. This year, comedy shows from Motherland and The Detectorists to Mrs Brown's Boys and Ghosts are returning with festive specials to round off 2022. To celebrate, we countdown the greatest 25 Christmas comedy specials of all time.

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2022

Michele Dotrice rules out any more reunions as she prepares for Royal role

Betty actress Michele Dotrice has ruled out any more reunion episodes of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

Bill Borrows, The Mirror, 6th November 2022

BBC Four to repeat comedy classics

To link in with the celebrations of 100 years of the BBC, from Saturday 22nd October BBC Four will begin broadcasting classic episodes of sitcoms and sketch shows.

British Comedy Guide, 14th October 2022

What a calamity! Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em turned a bit of trouble into comic bliss

As the hapless Frank Spencer, Michael Crawford brought a light touch to the classic 70s sitcom but the stage version with a game Joe Pasquale feels creakier.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 12th April 2022

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