The Employment Exchange
First Aired: 29-03-1973
Written by: Raymond Allen
Episode 7 is the final episode of the first series of Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em and Frank is learning to drive. Or trying to anyway, as he crawls along the road behind the wheel of his father-in-laws car, with ‘L’ plates on the bumpers and Betty riding shotgun.
Frank feels that if he can drive it will improve his employment prospects.
Meanwhile, at the labour exchange, there is a new manager, the previous one jumped out of a window during Frank’s last visit. The new guy has a positive attitude about his job and he believes that no one is unemployable. He has not met Frank Spencer yet.
His staff try and warn him but the new guy remains optimistic and he tries his best to try find suitable employment for Frank. He is so confident in fact that he even makes a side bet of £5 that he can find Frank a Job that lasts for at least a couple of weeks.
The first Job is a removal man and there are lots of fragile things in the back of the van. Frank has a smashing time. The thing that probably looses him the job though is when he offers to move the removal van forward after assuring his boss that he can drive. It is too late by the time his boss sees the ‘L’ plates on the van and all Frank can say, as he surveys the damage is “Oooh!”
There are a few clips in this episode and one of the more amusing and scary ones shows Frank’s attempts at window cleaning. He is scared of heights and ends up hanging from the side of a widow cleaning platform.
Finally, and I am sure that it is just to win his bet, the new manager gives Frank a job working for him, at the labour Exchange, cleaning the floors. Not such a good idea at all when there is a computer system on the premises that is worth £300,000. “Ooooh!”
|Frank Spencer||~~~||Michael Crawford|
|Betty Spencer||~~~||Michele Dotrice|
|Mr. Bradshaw||~~~||George A. Cooper|
|Mrs. Dobson||~~~||Dorothy Frere|
|Mr. Hooper||~~~||Edward Hardwicke|
|Man at Van||~~~||Roland MacLeod|
|Window Cleaner||~~~||Derek Ware|
|Computer (voice)||~~~||John Witty|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Elaine Williams|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||David Aman|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Reid Anderson|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Gordon Black|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Elizabeth Broom|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Donald Groves|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Juliet Phillips|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||Katherine Rosenwink|
|Worker in employment exchange||~~~||John Silo|