Odd Man Out. Neville Sutcliffe (John Inman). Copyright: Thames Television.

Odd Man Out

ITV sitcom about an estranged family. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1977. Stars John Inman, Josephine Tewson, Peter Butterworth, Glenna Forster-Jones and others.

Odd Man Out. Image shows from L to R: Neville Sutcliffe (John Inman), Dorothy (Josephine Tewson). Copyright: Thames Television.

Odd Man Out

Neville Suttcliffe owns a Blackpool fish and chip shop. When his estranged father dies, Neville inherits half of his seaside rock factory and moves south to run it

7   (1 series)
John Inman, Josephine Tewson, Peter Butterworth, Glenna Forster-Jones, Avril Angers, Jan Harding and Vivienne Johnson
Vince Powell
Anthony Parker
Gerald Thomas

Neville Sutcliffe leaves the familiar safety of his Blackpool fish and chip shop in order to take over the running of his late father's seaside rock factory - alongside family he never even knew existed.

He immediately gets on the wrong side of a woman at Littlehampton train station. Unfortunately for Neville, she turns out to be his step-sister and new business partner, Dorothy!

To make matters worse, the long-established family enterprise is failing. £30,000 in debt, to be precise. Can Neville save the business and fit in with his new friends, family and staff?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 27th October 1977 on ITV at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 8th December 1977 on ITV at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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