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Odd Man, The

1 9 6 2 – 1 9 6 3 (UK)
24 x 60 minute episodes

This suspenseful (some would say “weird”) crime series from Granada was created by Eddie Boyd and starred Edwin Richfield, Sarah Lawson, Christopher Guinee, Moultrie Kelsall, and Keith Barron as Detective Sergeant Swift.

Richfield played part-time Private Investigator Steve Gardiner (pictured below left), whose main interplay was with DS Swift, Chief Inspector Gordon, his wife Judy, and her murderer, South.

The second series also starred William Mervyn as posh boss, Chief Inspector Rose (pictured below right) and the series acquired something approaching cult status.

Two other hit shows followed for the Inspector – It’s Dark Outside (1964) and Mr Rose (1968).

Steve Gardiner and Chief Inspector Rose.

Steve Gardiner
Edwin Richfield
Judy Gardiner
Sarah Lawson
Chief Inspector Gordon
Moultrie Kelsall
DS Swift 

Keith Barron
Chief Inspector Rose

William Mervyn