Frank Spencer creator Ray Allen to visit library

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

a talk by


Weds 28th June 2018 at 7pm

When the Frank Spencer phenomenon hit our TV screens (and at the time it was a really big deal) it launched local writer and creator Ray Allen into the national spotlight.

Raymond Allen was at the time a young local chap from Ryde, Isle of Wight, who sent in his script in to the BBC about the hapless Frank Spencer and it became the biggest TV success imaginable, launching the series as an iconic slice of 70s life and also launching the TV career of Michael Crawford. The phrase “oooh Betty” achieved almost national recognition along with Frank’s lopsided French beret and his endearing mannerisms. It was comedy gold at the time and is still cherished today.

FOFL were thrilled when we heard that one of our library volunteers was a personal friend of Raymond Allen, and we snapped him up to come and talk to us. We are over the moon to be presenting Raymond Allen at Freshwater library and hope that you will join us in welcoming him.