First glimpse of Sir Paul McCartney's cameo for Sport Relief's Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em sketch

Sir Paul McCartney is the latest big name to shoot a cameo for the hotly-anticipated Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em sketch for Sport Relief.

So what will the legendary Beatle be doing in his sitcom appearance? Well, somewhat understatedly, he’ll just be taking a stroll in a local park while chatting on his phone when he comes across Frank Spencer.

Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney in the role (Sport Relief/BBC)


The beloved sitcom is making a return for one night only, with Michael Crawford reprising his famous role of Frank – last seen in 1978 – alongside Michele Dotrice as his long-suffering wife Betty.

Bond Girl Gemma Arterton will play their grown-up daughter Jessica.

Michele Dotrice, Gemma Arterton, Michael Crawford

Michele Dotrice and Michael Crawford play proud parents of Gemma Arterton in the sketch (Gary Moyes/BBC)


Frank faces a desperate race involving a bike, rollerskates and a double-decker bus to reach the Olympic velodrome in time to watch her compete in the 10-minute sketch.

Other big name appearances include F1 driver Jenson Button, comedian David Walliams and cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Sir Bradley Wiggins Michael crawford

Michael is set to cause havoc for Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins at the velodrome (Gary Moyes/Sport Relief/BBC)


The sketch will screen on Sport Relief night on March 18 on BBC One from 7pm.


PA Media is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. With unrivalled access to the performers, productions and celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic, PA Media stories provide an irresistible glimpse into showbiz news. Bringing you all of entertainment's big moments. From daily soaps to film productions, we cover the shows that audiences want to know about with our previews, news and interviews.