Take a Letter Mr. Jones (1981)

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Rula Lenska, a European actress who gained international fame as star of a series of cosmetics commercials in the 1970s, played one of the two leading characters in the British sitcom Take a Letter Mr. Jones. Predicated on the old sexual-role-reversal gimmick, the series cast Lenska as prominent female business executive (and recent divorcée) Mrs. Joan Warner. When her work load became too much for one person to handle, Mrs. Warner hired a male personal secretary, Graham Jones (John Inman) -- and it wasn't hard to predict what would happen next. Other characters included Joan's spoiled-rotten daughter Lucy (Claudie Bowyer), her Italian maid Maria (Miriam Margoyles), and office help Brenda (Gina Maher) and Ruth (Joan Blackham). The six half-hour episodes of Take a Letter Mr. Jones were telecast over Britain's regional Southern Television from September 5 to October 10, 1981.