John inman stars as Mr jones in take a letter mr jones

Take A Letter Mr Jones

Take A Letter Mr Jones – 1981

Another outing for John Inman, again short lived, he never seemed to equal the success he enjoyed in Are You Being Served ? despite being a hugely popular actor.

Take A Letter Mr Jones was an ITV production, written by the team responsible for On The Buses, that lasted just one series of six episodes.

Of course two of the cast (Gina Maher and Rula Lenska) would go on to appear in a rather well known soap opera: Coronation Street.

It’s another of those sitcoms hidden away in a cupboard that should get a re-airing, might be better received today where there’s a hungry market for vintage sitcoms.


It’s 1980’s England and whilst  Margaret Thatcher may have be in 10 Downing Street it’s still a very sexist world.

Graham Jones, is the able secretary to executive Joan Warner . Episodes primarily focused on the office and home life of Mrs. Warner, a divorced woman in her 30’s trying to balance her career and family, female executive , male secretary, working together in what was still a man’s world.










John Inman – Graham Jones
Rula Lenska  – Ms. Joan Warner
Gina Maher – Brenda
Joan Blackham – Ruth
Christine Ozanne  – Daisy
Miriam Margolyes  – Maria
Claudine Bowyer – Lucy Warner


Channel: ITV
Created By: Ronald Chesney and  Ronald Wolfe
Produced By: Southern Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 5th September – 10th October 1981