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.


Meet Neville Sutcliffe, owner of a Blackpool fish and chip shop, then he inherits his father’s rock factory in Littlehampton.

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


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