Frank is all excited about the prospect of emigrating to Australia, with his visiting grandpa, who is getting on Betty's nerves. First Frank demonstrates how a fence can give offense ... See full summary »

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Frank is all excited about the prospect of emigrating to Australia, with his visiting grandpa, who is getting on Betty's nerves. First Frank demonstrates how a fence can give offense between neighbors. Next he drags Betty to Australia House, where the chief immigration officer is driven to utter despair but unable to make clear how inept Frank is, even if Betty weren't hesitant. Next a chimney-cleaning client, again neighbor Lewis and the milkman suffer the Spencer inverse Midas touch, whether they fight it or not. Written by KGF Vissers

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16 December 1978 (UK)  »

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When Frank gets the details for the boiler repair job, the address he receives is 26 Upton Down, but when Frank gets to the house the number 24 is written on the door. See more »

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Is Australia ready for Frank Spencer?
29 April 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Frank is having elocution lessons from Miss Butler ( Diana King ). The reason? He and Betty and little Jessica have decided to go and live in Australia with Frank's grandfather ( Dick Bentley ).

Frank and Mr.Lewis ( Glynn Edwards ) get into an argument into who borrowed what tools. It culminates with the feisty neighbour accidentally smashing his own greenhouse.

With Betty in tow, Frank visits Australia House to apply for citizenship. He meets Mr.Lawrence ( Edward Hardwicke ) and proceeds to drive him bonkers. Finding a broken chair leg in the man's office, he thinks it is a boomerang. When a weeping Hardwicke tells him to "Go!", he thinks the man is telling him he can go and live Down Under...

The final episode of Season 3, but 'Frank Spencer' returned on Christmas Day 1978 for one final Special. Retro programmes about the '70's go on at length about the massive audiences for Eric and Ernie's shows, but rarely if ever mention the equally impressive audiences for other shows, such as 'Some Mothers'. Edward Hardwicke had previously appeared as 'Mr.Hooper' in Season 1's 'The Employment Exchange'.

Funniest moment - Frank trying to fix someone's broken boiler. After blowing their house up, he leaves, and says: "Any problems, give me a call!".


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