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

By David Mercer

Published 08/03/2016

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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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