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The Many Faces Of...

The Many Faces Of...

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2016
  • 14 episodes (3 series)

Comedy actors look back at their career, with archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues.

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Series 3, Episode 4 - The Many Faces Of Michael Crawford

Documentary profiling the life and career of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and Phantom of the Opera star, Michael Crawford.

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

Michael Crawford began his career as a child actor in the 1960s, and his first film, The Knack, was an award-winning cult success that saw him rub shoulders with The Beatles.

In the 1970s he landed his best known part as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. His love of stunts and mastery of Frank's comic mannerisms made him a household name, but he then turned to the stage in what became the biggest musical of all time - The Phantom of the Opera.

In recent years he has stayed on stage, but relentless stunt work and a punishing schedule has taken a toll on his health. Nevertheless, after more than 50 years in the business, he recently returned to musical theatre in The Wizard of Oz - singing and dancing to a new generation.

Broadcast details

Saturday 20th April 2013
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 6th May 2013 11:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 4th September 2013 9:00pm BBC2
Saturday 23rd May 2015 11:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Matthew Sweet Self
Ray Brooks Self
Michael Crawford Self
Bill Kenwright Self
Fiona Fullerton Self
Michele Dotrice Self
Eileen Battye Self
Arlene Phillips Self
Danielle Hope Self
Sally Phillips Narrator
Production team
Charles Stuart Director
Stephen Stewart Executive Producer
Charles Stuart Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer
Fergus MacKinnon Editor

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