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John Inman tribute show announced
John Inman
Inman played Mr Humphries in Are You Being Served? for 13 years
The life of Are You Being Served? star John Inman is to be celebrated in a tribute show in London's West End.

Barbara Windsor and Danny La Rue will be among the friends of the late actor appearing at the event, to be held on 30 September at the Lyric Theatre.

Inman's sitcom co-stars Frank Thornton and Trevor Bannister will also perform alongside comedian Bobby Davro.

Inman's agent Phil Dale promised the show would be "a wonderful evening and a celebration of his life".

"Everyone on the bill worked with John or counted themselves as a personal friend," he said.

Proceeds will go to the Entertainment Artists Benevolent Fund and the Grand Order of Water Rats, an entertainment industry charity.

Pantomime dame

Best known for his role as sales assistant Mr Humphries in Are You Being Served? and his flamboyant catchphrase "I'm free!", Inman died in March at the age of 71.

The Preston-born actor had been suffering from a hepatitis A infection for a number of years.

Inman was named BBC TV personality of the year in 1976 and was voted funniest man on television by TV Times readers.

He also performed in more than 40 pantomimes and was one of the country's best-loved pantomime dames.

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