John Inman stars odd man out a 1977 sitcom that ran for just one series

John Inman Goes From Fish To Rock, In….

John Inman Stars As The “Odd Man Out”

Always best remembered for playing Mr Humphries in Are You Being Served ? Here’s a forgotten little gem that sees John Inman off to the seaside and more besides.

Odd Man Out was a one off sitcom produced by Thames Television for ITV.  It ran for seven episodes in 1977 and featured a host of familiar names in the cast and was written by Vince Powell of Love Thy Neighbour fame.


Neville Sutcliffe owns a fish and chip shop in Blackpool.

When he inherits his Father’s rock factory in Littlehampton, Neville relocates and rapidly finds he might of bitten off more than he can chew.

The series revolved around his adventures, which include: learning to drive a car, going to Paris, and swimming the channel.










John Inman
Josephine Tewson
Peter Butterworth
Avril Angers


Channel: ITV
Written By: Vince Powell
Produced By: Thames Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 27th October – 8th December 1977