Janice Northfleet: aka Granny (thanks, Peter, respectful as usual!)

Janice today

(Played by Heather Carolan)

  • Born: 28.3.1927 south London
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Hair: Brown/ grey
  • Eyes: Green
  • Nationality: British
  • Quirks: always wears gloves, avoids touching people
  • Former occupation: amateur spiritualist, church flower arranger


Janice first came to E-branch's attention shortly after its formation. The originators had taken their search for likely candidates to local theatres (assessing stage magicians and fortune tellers), spiritualist meetings, local petty criminals etc. around the London area. A number of people mentioned the quiet woman who seemed very religious, who had often helped people find missing persons and objects.

History within E-branch

Janice's talent as a postscient (able to pick up emotional events in the past of a person or object) has made her a very useful operative among the ranks of E-Branch field agents. Although very quiet and reluctant at first, she has grown to trust the other members of her current team, and even to feel a certain maternal fondness for some of the younger members (even feeling a little flattered at Peter's relentless teasing, which she has finally learned to brush off, rather than becoming offended).


Janice likes company, but is afraid to get close to people, both literally and emotionally. This has kept her aloof and single, much to her regret, but she so fears what an unexpected touch could reveal that her reserved nature has developed.