BBC considers reviving Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice could be reunited on a revival of BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

The two stars, who played disaster-prone Frank Spencer and his patient wife Betty, are said to have been in talks for a comedy comeback, reported the Daily Mirror.

Michele, 67, dropped the hint when asked if she plans to work again with Michael, 73, who wrote the show’s last nine episodes before the series ended in 1978.

“Well, I can’t really say, but yes,” the actress said, adding: “Possibly next year – but I can’t really say anything about it.”

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, created and written by Raymond Allen, was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series.

The show followed Frank’s attempts to hold down a job, which frequently ended in disaster, as he tried to make a home for Betty and their baby daughter Jessica.


Michele, who currently stars in a West End stage production of The Importance Of Being Earnest, said she had great memories of the show.

She explained: “I look on it very fondly. It’s wonderful it still goes out on television to a new audience. It’s like looking at my daughter Emily. She’s 32 now and gets totally embarrassed with my outfits, with bunches and everything else.”

Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice


Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice (Abbie Trayler Smith/PA)


She added: “Michael came to see me in the West End last week. He absolutely loved the show.”

The BBC said: “It’s one of several shows being considered for BBC One’s Landmark Sitcom Season, but nothing is confirmed as yet and none of the original cast has been approached by us.”


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