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Frank Spencer is back for a Sport Relief Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em

By David Mercer

Actor Michael Crawford has admitted today's health and safety rules would prevent many of the classic scenes from Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em.

The 74-year-old said he believed one of the most dangerous scenes he filmed with on-screen wife, Betty, played by Michele Dotrice, involving a car hanging over a cliff, would no longer be allowed.

Crawford, who is reprising his role as Frank Spencer for a one-off special for Sport Relief, told the Radio Times: "When Michele's mother saw that scene, she slapped her daughter's face and she never spoke to me again."

Discussing other stunts, he added: "I think the one where I am taking my driving test and I drive off the end of the pier into the sea, I don't think they'd allow that now."

Crawford said he had refused a number of requests to revive his famous character since the sitcom ended on Christmas Day in 1978 and denied there were plans for a new series.

The actor will reunite with Dotrice for the Sport Relief sketch, which will be shown on BBC One on March 18.

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