Home Television Comedy Happy Apple, The

Happy Apple, The

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.

Nancy Gray
Leslie Ash
Freddie Maine
Jeremy Child
Peter-Hugo Daly
Charles Murray
Nicky Henson
Arthur Spender
John Nettleton
Derek Waring
Miss Wheeler
Judith Paris