Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,541 users  
Reviews: 22 user

Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 22 May 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 27 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1978   1975   1974   1973  
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton
One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Victor Meldrew is a retiree with an attitude who seems to attract bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with his ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle
Rising Damp (1974–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour
Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Open All Hours (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron
The Likely Lads (1964–1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop
Dad's Army (1971)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director: Norman Cohen
Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth
Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

During WW2,in a fictional British seaside town,a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepares for an imminent German invasion.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
George & Mildred (1976–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Frank Spencer (22 episodes, 1973-1978)
Michele Dotrice ...
 Betty / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1978)
Edit

Storyline

Frank Spencer is more than just a complete klutz. Everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing that keeps him going is his long-suffering wife Betty, who somehow manages to cope with his disaster-prone life-style. Written by Mike Konczewski

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Anyám büszke lehet  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The rhythm of the theme tune is based on the words "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em" (minus the apostrophes) written in Morse Code. See more »

Goofs

Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive (special episode). When Frank is driving the white mini in the country lane, trying to overtake the lady on the bike, there is nothing behind the mini, but then a split second later he is being followed by a silver Renault. As he tries to overtake the cyclist, Frank is followed by a brown Triumph, then a second later a yellow Ford Anglia is following him. Frank also appears to drive along the same stretch of road several times, as he keeps passing the same parked cars. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The most amusing English/world-wide TV series of all time!
25 August 2001 | by (Manlleu, Catalonia) – See all my reviews

I knew for the first time about Michael Crawford and this TV series in 1985, when it was broadcasted in TV-3 -the Catalan channel-. I ever before had been laughing with so pleasure!. All situations are so funny and Michael´s acting is so superb!. I remember him destroying million pounds machines, bedrooms, shops, bars, dozen of dishes of a restaurant, henhouses, showing his skills making cradles, henhouses, repairing the lid of the rubbish plastic container, dancing, teaching an abandoned dog that he adopted, learning about sexuality going to lessons together with women of odd hairdos, feeding his daughter, be caught on a glued chair with an old lady sitting on, saying 'Don´t touch me...I´m a married man!', talking always about his mother...

Situations are so hilarious that even Betty and the other great actors who participated in the series hardly can contain their laughs. I recommend also Michael´s refreshing film of the sixties 'The Knack'.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Brittish Comedys - post your top 10 innovator
frank spencer quotes arthur-tillbrook1
How many here are fans of 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em'? emma_crawfordgreene
Question USFRumpleteazer
frank spencer celticfrostbite
Famous 'Whoopsie' Phrase Zanak45
Discuss Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?