1 9 8 3 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived Thames Television comedy series was set at the Murray, Maine and Spender advertising agency where Nancy Gray (Leslie Ash) was the new secretary.
Despite being ditzy and ill-educated, Nancy had a remarkable – almost supernatural – gift and could think up the most brilliantly simple and effective advertising slogans without even trying.
Of course, her bosses exploited her ability to the full.
The Happy Apple helped advance the career of Leslie Ash but failed to win over the viewers and is frequently included in “worst sitcom” lists.