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Born September 14, 1927 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England (UK).
Full Name: Janet Kathleen Davies
Known Name Variations: Jan Davies.
Height: 5' 4 and a half inches
Spouse: Ian Gardiner
Died on September 22, 1986 in Bromley, Kent, England (UK) from cancer.


TV Appearances

(2015)The Best of British Comedy
©Mill Creek Entertainment

(2008)Comedy Connections
(2008)Jonathon Ross Salutes 'Dad's Army'
(1997)Selection Box
(1995)Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms
(1986)Terry on the Fence (Usher)
(1986)Bread Ep 1.1 (DHSS Claimant)
(1986)"That's My Boy"-The Bypass (Mrs. Lacey)
(1986)Don't Wait Up Ep 3.7 (Florrie)
(1985)"That's My Boy"- Hello Young Mothers (Mrs. Lacey)
(1985)"Terry and June"- New Doors for Old (Customer)
(1983)Don't Wait Up Ep 1.3 (Florrie)
(1983)"Death of an Expert Witness" Ep 1.3 (Mrs. Winifred Swaffield)
(1983)"The Citadel" Parts 1+2 (Mrs. Watkins)
(1983)Love Story: Mr. Right (Waitress)
(1982)"The Professionals"- You'll Be All Right (Roz Hatch)
(1982)Something in Disguise (Mrs Green)
(1982)"Open All Hours"- The Man from Down Under (Mrs. Blake)
(1980)Nice Work-Kill the Fatted Hen (Neighbor)
(1980)"Pride and Prejudice" Ep 1.5 (Mrs. Hill)
(1979)Testament of Youth-Buxton 1914 (Sarah)

(1978)"The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin"- Communal Social Evenings (Ethel Merman)

(1978)"Angels"- The Visitor (Liz Thomas)

(1978)"All Creatures Great and Small" (Mrs. Dalby)
"Golden Lads and Girls"
Both images ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

"Nothing Like Experience"
Both images ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

"Advice & Consent"
Both images ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(1976)"Angels"- Patterns (Saleswoman)
(1976) Lucky Feller-Kath's Family (First Woman)
(1975)CBS Children's Film Festival-What Next?
(1975)The Hiding Place (Mrs Beukers)
(1975)"Sadie, It's Cold Outside"- Ep 1.3 (Receptionist)
(1975)In This House of Brede (Mrs. Scanlon)

(1975)Last of the Summer Wine-Who's That Dancing with Nora Batty, Then?
©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(1975)Last of the Summer Wine-Some Enchanted Evening
©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(1974)What's Next? (Mother)
(1974)Childhood-Possessions (Gertie)
(1974)Marked Personal Eps 1.21+1.22 (Gwyneth Morgan)
(1974)"Vienna 1900"-The Spring Sonata (Frau Garlan)
(1973)Casanoca '73 Ep 1.5 (Man opposite 's wife)
(1973)"Helen: A Woman of Today"- Parents (Solicitor's Secretary)
(1973)Hey Brian! Ep 1.6
(1973)"The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" - Cell 13 (Perkins)
(1973)"Fish" (Mrs. Price)

(1972)Under Milk Wood (Richard Burton appeared in this film as well).
©Timon Productions

(1971)This Is Your Life-Clive Dunn

(1968-1977)"Dad's Army" (Mrs. Pike)

All 16 images ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(1964-1972)"Dixon of Dock Green" (May Nelson/Mrs Baker/Mrs Perryman/Mrs Thomas/Mrs White)
(1968)Gazette-It's All Happening (Mrs Goodison)
(1968)Interlude (Nanny)
(1968)"Champion House"- Pilot Error (Miss Jennings)
(1967)The Gamblers-Tycoon of the Year (Anne)
(1967)Dr, Finlay's Casebook-The Forgotten Enemy (Nurse)

(1966)The Ghost Goes Gear (Cockney Wife)
©Associated British-Pathé

(1965)Gideon C.I.D./Gideon's Way-Fall High, Fall Hard (Nurse)
© New World Productions/Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

(1963)"The Saint"- Marcia (Pearl)
Both images ©Bamore

(1963)The Desperate People Ep 1.5 (Joyce Naylor)
(1962-1978)"Z Cars" (Mrs. Pagett/Mary Russell/Molly/Mrs Garrett/Valerie Jolliffe)
(1961)Emergency-Ward 10 Ep 1.420 (Anne French)
(1960)The Citadel Eps 1.1+1.2 (Neighbor)
(1960)"Police Surgeon"- Lag on the Run (Welsh Woman)

Images in this section used with permission from:
anonymous contributers


AYBS Stats

AYBS Timeframe: 1973

Episode: "Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend"



Some training as a solicitor.

A shorthand typist who worked for the BBC.

Member of Theatre Clwdd company.

Audio/Video/Books/Official Websites





TV Plays

(1975)"Play for Today"- Breath (Nurse)
(1973)"Play for Today"- Song at Twilight (Rose)


The Love Match (Victoria Palace)

Saturday Night at the Crown (Garrick Theatre)