Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

The theme tune to Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is quite unique and individual. It was written by Ronnie Hazlehurst who also was involved in the production of Only Fools and Horses. It features a piccolo spelling out the title ”
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” in Morse code, excluding the apostrophes.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Some Mothers really Do 'Ave 'Em

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em was a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first screened in 1973 and ran for 5 years.


The effeminate Frank Spencer and his tolerant wife Betty went through various trials and tribulations. The “Mmmmm Betty” catchphrase is still known and used to this day by many impersonating him.

Frank Spencer was played by Michael Crawford. He was a well meaning and yet naive chap who ended up causing so many disasters that the professionals around him would often have a nervous breakdown. Remarkably he did all his own stunt work. Including falling through roofs, running from explosions and roller skating down roads through shop fronts.

The Phantom of the Opera was a complete change of character for Michael Crawford and chosen no doubt to show he had other abilities than to just be a clumsy idiot. Clearly he is incredibly talented.

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