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Some Mothers Do Ave Em - The Complete Christmas Specials [DVD]


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  • Actors: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov. 2010
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0040EJ9DG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,479 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This DVD boxset contains the three Christmas specials broadcast in 1974, 1975 and 1978.

Episodes are:
Jessica's First Christmas
Learning to Drive
Learning to Fly

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Although Britain has changed almost beyond recognition since Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em was first broadcast in the early 1970s, the show's simple slapstick humour has an ageless quality that makes it enduringly hilarious. Michael Crawford found fame as Frank Spencer, still probably television's most accident-prone man, and still Britain's most mimicked sitcom character, having inspired thousands of wannabe entertainers to don black berets and Humphrey Bogart-style rain coats and feebly exclaim "Mmm, Betty!". Crawford's great insight was to portray Frank as both a figure of fun and an endearingly sympathetic character: we laugh at him but never cease liking him, and we always admire his plucky never-say-die spirit.

Most of the episodes share the common theme of Frank attempting to find a job (ranging from a holiday camp entertainer to an RAF cadet), but because of his clumsy demeanour and lack of common sense, losing the positions within a matter of hours. Pitted against a variety of middle-aged, male professionals (his GP, a psychiatrist and a public relations consultant for example), Spencer's stupidity reduces these "experts" to nervous wrecks. His long-suffering, doting wife Betty (Michelle Dotrice) features throughout, but despite his wild behaviour and idiocy she appears only mildly flustered by her husband's actions.

On the DVD: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em was one of the first comedy series to be recorded by the BBC in colour, but the sound and vision of the episodes transfer perfectly satisfactorily to DVD format. At times the production values of some of the episodes are decidedly ropey (watch out for stray boom microphones and the skewed opening and closing credit). Apart from the episode and scene selection menus, which incorporate sound extracts from the show, no extras are included. --John Galilee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By christine dixon on 21 Jun. 2014
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brilliant dvd frank is fab as always great for family on christmas morning to watch together. good light hearted dvd
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Stella Houghton on 9 Dec. 2010
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hilairious as allways very good dvd cannot get better service than amazon when all else fails they will get it for you
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth F on 6 Aug. 2013
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I like this as it is a good laugh. I got this to finished off my collection. I will watch this again and again.
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Still wonderful. Haven't laughed so much for 40 years. Quality of writing and performance will always last forever. Great stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Headford on 12 Aug. 2014
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What can I say. The name Frank Spencer says it all !!!
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By william clarke on 27 Nov. 2014
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purchased for christmas period..........not yet opened.......but will be ok
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By karen on 11 Feb. 2015
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a christmas present he loves it my sons in hes 20's and he loves it
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By A. D. Roberts on 21 Jan. 2015
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This item arrived well packed and of course is just what I wanted.
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