Title: Some Mother’s Do Ave Em
Genre: UK Sitcom
First Transmission: 1973-1978
Accident-prone Frank does try really hard, and his wife finds him really trying!
Best Episode [ S1 Ep4 ]
Hotel – Frank boards the train with Betty for his second honeymoon . At the hotel, things start to go really wrong when he tries to push the single beds together – eventually, the whole room is wrecked. Looking for replacements, he and Betty raid a neighboring room causing him to complain to the manager, Mr Bedford, about a haunting, presuming it’s his late grandpa.
8 March 1973
Worst Episode [ S3 Ep4 ]
Men as Women – Frank proves a destructive streak doesn’t qualify for the demolition business, incurring a hearing impairment. Grandpa Spencer writes to announce his arrival in Britain. Dr. Mender is annoyed by Frank’s frequent pointless visits, this time a present for him as his birthday is the same as Jessica’s. Frank also sees him rehearse with another doctor for the hospital pantomime, but doesn’t get it. A fake alert for Jessica brings each doctor in turn, pressed for time to change from the stage costumes.
2 December 1978
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
#1 The Job Interview (1973) [30m]-
Newly married Frank goes to a job interview.
#2 George’s House (1973) [25m]-
Frank causes disaster at his brother-in-law’s state of the art house.
#3 Love Thy Neighbour (1973) [30m]-
Frank greatly annoys his new neighbour, Mr Faraday.
#4 Hotel (1973) [30m]-
Frank and Betty take their second honeymoon and Frank destroys the hotel room.
#5 The Hospital Visit (1973) [30m]-
Betty is in hospital and Frank is about to visit her.
#6 The Psychiatrist (1973) [30m]-
Frank feels that he is a failure and goes to a psychiatrist to sort out his problems.
#7 The Employment Exchange (1973) [30m]-
Frank goes to the employment exchange after losing his job as a window cleaner.
#8 Cliffhanger (1973) [30m]-
Frank manages to reverse his new company car over the edge of a cliff.
#9 The RAF Reunion (1973) [30m]-
Frank attends his annual RAF reunion.
#10 The Public Relations Course (1973) [30m]-
Frank tries out a course in public relations after losing yet another job.
#11 Frank And Marvin (1973) [30m]-
Frank finds he is going to be a father and is determined to be successful in his new job as a holiday camp entertainer.
#12 Fathers’ Clinic (1973) [30m]-
Frank and Betty take two children out to the skating rink.
#13 The Baby Arrives (1973) [30m]-
Frank is getting worried about his impending fatherhood.
#14 Jessica’s First Christmas (1974) [52m]-
Frank gets involved with the church’s nativity play – in the role of an angel!
#15 Learning To Drive (1975) [45m]-
Frank takes his driving test for the tenth time!
#16 Moving House (1978) [30m]-
The Spencer’s house move proves a total disaster.
#17 Wendy House (1978) [30m]-
Frank builds an extremely large Wendy house for his daughter, Jessica.
#18 Scottish Dancing (1978) [30m]-
Frank and Betty take up Scottish dancing.
#19 Men As Women (1978) [30m]-
Frank receives a letter from Grandpa Spencer asking him and Betty to emigrate to Australia and help run a farm.
#20 King Of The Road (1978) [30m]-
Frank’s new job as a motorcycle courier lands him before a magistrate’s court.
#21 Australia House (1978) [30m]-
A letter arrives from Australia house to discuss the Spencers possible emigration to Australia.
#22 Learning To Fly (1978) [30m]-
Frank begins his flying lessons.