Michael Crawford is to reprise Frank Spencer for Sport Relief

TCHÉKY KARYO: Will return as detective Julien Baptiste.

MICHAEL CRAWFORD is set to reprise the role of Frank Spencer in a one-off special of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. The BBC comedy last aired on Christmas Day in 1978.

The sketch reunites Crawford, 74, with on-screen wife Betty (Michele Dotrice), and features an appearance from Olympic cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins, leading to one of Frank’s typical disasters. “I am thrilled and delighted to have been asked to bring Frank back,” he said.  

Dotrice said it would be an “absolute joy to be reunited again with Frank” and that it was fitting “for it is such a wonderful cause.” Sir Bradley added: “I am a huge fan of Michael so it’s an absolute honour to be asked to be involved alongside such an icon of British television… and all for a great cause.” Sport Relief Night airs on BBC One on March 18 from 20:00 CET.

The Missing was the most talked-about drama series of 2014 – and now a second series is officially under way. Tchéky Karyo will return as charismatic detective Julien Baptiste for the new episodes, again written by Harry and Jack Williams. New to the show are David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes – cast as Sam and Gemma, a couple whose daughter went missing in 2003.

Their lives are turned upside down when Alice – played by Nina Forever’s Abigail Hardingham – resurfaces after 11 years. Series two will again be split across two timelines – 2014 and the present – as Alice’s family are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams.

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