As well as the traditional categories of stage, film, television and radio, Jan has also featured in industrial training films, corporate promotional shorts, and items made exclusively for video/DVD.
What follows is an attempt to catalogue these appearances, coupled with a list of all the TV programmes (and films) featuring Jan known to have been released on video and/or DVD so far ...


 

ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

TV ADVERTS (Appearing on Screen):

1984 - SCHRIEBER KITCHENS (with Paul Nicholas)

1985 - WISPA CHOCOLATE BAR (with Paul Nicholas)

{This advert can be viewed on YOUTUBE}

                 
               

1989-94 - LLOYDS BANK (several (6+) with Nigel Havers/Peter Bowles/Paul Eddington)
{Several of these adverts can be viewed on YOUTUBE}

1995-96 - FAIRY DISHWASHER LIQUID

[& many, many, many VOICE OVERS (incl. those for BOOTS 2000-2002)]

 

 


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO APPEARANCES:

Presenter on Campaign video for NATIONAL RUEBELLA COUNCIL [1986]

Appearance in INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FILM made by the company set up by John Cleese & Business Partner [Pre-11/87]

Appearance with Paul Nicholas, as Penny & Vince, in "video advert" for ABBEY NATIONAL [Pre-11/87]

 AFFAIRS OF THE HEART (Women and Heart Disease) - On-Screen NARRATOR of 30-minute Royal Society of Medicine video [1988]

Reading THE LITTLE MERMAID & TOM THUMB (43 minutes) [1988 Ladybird Video]

  

Narrating TELL ME A STORY Volume 1 - 3 Classic Fairy Tales Narrated by Jan Francis (30-minute Animation - Dick Whittington, The Emperor, Puss in Boots) [Abbey Home Entertainment, 1991]

Narrating TELL ME A STORY Volume 2 - 3 Classic Fairy Tales Narrated by Jan Francis (30-minute Animation - Aladdin, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Jack & the Beanstalk) [Abbey Home Entertainment, 1991]

Presenting WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? - Putting Visual Display Screens in Perspective [1992] {17-Minute video training guide. Produced by Trainingresources.org.uk. Available for £495!}

Narrating THE BIGGEST EVER VIDEO NURSERY RHYMES & STORIES [Animation] (3 hours minutes of stories) [1994]

Narrating (with Derek Griffith) SLY FOX & RED HEN [Ladybird Video Production, 1998]

 

 


DVD ONLY:


GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: BEDTIME STORIES [1996] (8 animated stories. Approx 43 minutes) With "Vocalist" Jan Francis (singing the theme tune).]

Featuring stories from the best-loved children's writers and illustrator such as Penelope Lively, Colin & Jacqui Hawkins and Tony Ross, each episode has its own theme. Episodes Comprise: Dad! I Can't Sleep, Bedtime Story, Get Into Bed, Go To Sleep!, Little Princess' Bedtime, Sleep Tight, I'm Not Sleepy, Goodnight Everyone [Voiced by: Joss Ackland ; Lynda Bellingham ; Bernard Cribbins; Alison Steadman ; and Johnny Morris.]

AN EVENING AT LE CANDIDE (2007)
Recording of the show 'An Evening at Le Candide' staged at the King's Head Theatre, London on the 27th March 2006, where SECRET ARMY star Angela Richards sang songs she wrote for the series along with popular tunes of the day. At the end of the evening, Angela was joined on stage by her three female co-stars from SECRET ARMY - Juliette Hammond, Hazel McBride and, of course, Jan - for a Q&A session.

This DVD, filmed from within the audience, runs 105 minutes, with approximately the last 20 minutes devoted to the Q&A Session, and is available for £10 (including P&P) exclusively from Andy Priestner's excellent SECRET ARMY site at  www.survivorstvseries.com/Secret_Army.htm
 

The following TV Programmes and Films are (or have been) available on video and/or DVD {includes details of any extras featuring Jan}
[Only sleeves actually featuring Jan are illustrated]

THE FENN STREET GANG [3 Discs] - released by Network DVD, October 2007

THRILLER: The Complete Series Box Set [15 Discs] - released by Network DVD, July 2005
{First available on THRILLER: Episodes 1-10 - released by ITV DVD, September 2004}

DR IN CHARGE - Series 2 [2 Discs] - released by Network DVD, November 2007

FALL OF EAGLES: The Complete Series [4 Discs] - released by DD Home Entertainment, October 2004

ANNE OF AVONLEA [2 Discs] - Region 1 version released by Koch Vision, September 2006, Region 2 version released by 2 Entertain Video, June 2008 [Pictures below from Region 1 release]

 

THE HANGED MAN [2 Discs] - released by NETWORK DVD, May 2010
 VILLAGE HALL - The Complete Second Series [2 Discs] - released by NETWORK DVD, September 2012

THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET: Series 1/Part 2 [6 episodes, including Jan's, on 2 Discs] - released by Playback, May 2003
{Region 1 release THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET: The Complete Series 1 - released by Acorn Media October 2005}
[Released first on Video: THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET: PART FIVE (3 Episodes on 1 tape) by BBC VIDEO, May 1995]

RAFFLES: THE LAST LAUGH [3 episodes, including A BAD NIGHT, on 2 Discs] - released by Acorn Media, February 2004
{Also available as part of the 6 Disc RAFFLES: THE COMPLETE SERIES Box Set released March 2004}
{Region 1 release RAFFLES: SET 2 - released by BFS Entertainment, October 2002}

JUST WILLIAM [All 12 episodes of the 1977 ITV Series on 2 Discs] - released by NETWORK DVD, June 2009

SECRET ARMY Complete Series 1 [4 Discs] - released by DD Home Entertainment, November 2003
{Also includes "Viewing Notes" booklet backed with Stills, Background Information, and Quotes from exclusive interviews - including Jan}
{Also available as part of the 12 Disc SECRET ARMY THE COMPLETE SERIES 1-3 Box Set - released November 2004}

   

A PLAY FOR LOVE:  THE PARTY OF THE FIRST PART - released by NETWORK DVD as part of the 2-Disc Set ALAN PLATER AT ITV, April 2011

SECRET ARMY: Complete Series 2 [4 Discs] - released by DD Home Entertainment, April 2004
{Also available as part of the 12 Disc SECRET ARMY THE COMPLETE SERIES 1-3 Box Set - released November 2004}

CASTING THE RUNES - released by Network, September 2007

  

RIPPING YARNS: The Complete Series [2 Discs] - released by Network, October 2004
{Also includes commentaries on each episode + "Viewing Notes" Booklet with Stills & Background Information}
{First available as RIPPING YARNS: THE BOX SET (without extras) - released by Meridian Entertainment July 2001}
{Region 1 release THE COMPLETE RIPPING YARNS - released by Acorn Media, August 2005}

THE RACING GAME: The Complete Series [2 Discs] - released by Acorn Media, August 2007
{Region 1 release by Lance Entertainment, August 2005}

THE GOOD COMPANIONS [3 Discs] - released by Network, September 2011

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED - The Complete Series 5 [3 Discs] - released by Network DVD, October 2007

JUST GOOD FRIENDS: Series 1 = The Complete Series 1 & 2 [3 Discs] - released by Playback, May 2004
JUST GOOD FRIENDS: Series 2 = The Complete Series 1 & 2 [3 Discs] - released by Playback, May 2004
[Also released on video in a 3-Disc Box Set by Playback, May 2004]

 JUST GOOD FRIENDS: The Complete Series 1-3 = Series 1, 2 & 3 + Christmas Special  [4 Discs] - released by Eureka, November 2010

JACKANORY: Peter Pan - released by Acorn Media, September 2002
{Also available as part of THE JACKANORY BOX SET released January 2007}

HAMMER HOUSE OF MYSTERY & SUSPENSE: Part 2 [7 episodes, including THE CORVINI INHERITANCE, on 3 Discs] - released by DD Home Entertainment, March 2005
{Also includes illustrated (including Jan) "Viewing Notes" Booklet with Background Information}
{Also available as part of HAMMER HOUSE OF MYSTERY & SUSPENSE: The Complete Series Box Set - released March 2006}

[THE CORVINI INHERITANCE was also released on a single video with THE LAST TESTAMENT by Brent Walker Video in 1984 ("The World Premiere of two New 1984 Full Length Features") as Volume 3 of THE HAMMER HOUSE OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE]

 

MINDER: The Complete Series 6 [2 Discs] - released on Clearvision, May 2003 (reissued April 2007 with minor extras)

AN AUDIENCE WITH BILLY CONNOLLY - 50 minute version released by Cinema Club, September 2002, 100minute version released by Network, November 2005, and 50 minute version released by Network January 2007 [1st DVD release 50-minute TV version, later full version] {98 minute version first released on video}

POB'S PROGRAMME  (60-minute video-only compilation [Channel 5 Video, 1987] - features stories read by Hannah Gordon, Roy Castle and Charlie Williams, and Jan (Jan reads "Emma's Monster" by Marjorie Duke)
[A second POB video, POB'S PLAYTIME does not feature Jan]

 

AN AUDIENCE WITH PETER USTINOV - released by Network, May 2005

STAY LUCKY - Series 1 - released by Network, September 2009
STAY LUCKY - Series 2 [2 Discs] - released by Network, August 2011
STAY LUCKY - Series 3 [2 Discs] - released by Network, April 2012
UNDER THE HAMMER [2 Discs] - released by Acorn Media, June 2011 [Currently Region 1 only]

THE GOOD SEX GUIDE - Series 2 [currently Region 1 only*] - released by BFS Entertainment, January 2001
{Also available as part of THE GOOD SEX GUIDE The Complete Series 1 & 2 Box Set released January 2003} [*See Below]

VHS PAL Video:

Jeremy Hardy Gives GOOD SEX - a compilation of the sketches filmed for the TV Series THE GOOD SEX GUIDE with new linking material from comedian Jeremy Hardy (Running Time approximately 48 minutes) [PNE Video, 1995] {Jan is named on the front of the Sleeve but is not among those pictured on the back.}

DR OTTER (5 Episodes* on 1 Disc) - released by 4-Front Video, January 2005
{*Colour Me Lucky, Blackberry Surprise, Melvyn's Birthday, A New Home for Lucky, Treasure Hunt}

MY FAMILY: Series 2 [2 Discs] - released by 2 Entertainment Video, June 2004

MICAWBER: The Complete Series [2 Discs] - released by ITV DVD, March 2003 (reissued June 2007)
{Region 1 release by Acorn Media, 2004}

 HEARTBEAT: Series 11 [6 Discs] - released by NETWORK DVD, August 2012

THE ALAN CLARK DIARIES: The Complete Series - released by DD Home Entertainment, May 2004

BLOODLINES - released by ITV DVD, January 2007
{Region 1 release by Lance Entertainment, June 2006}

 

MONKEY TROUSERS: The Complete Series [2 Discs] - Sanctuary Visual Entertainment, July 2005

BAD GIRLS: The Complete Series 8 [3 Discs] - released by ITV DVD, December 2006

DIAMOND GEEZER The Complete Series [4 Discs] - released by ITV DVD, May 2007

 
Jan (just!) makes it onto the disc for her DIAMOND GEEZER episode 'OLD GOLD'
NEW TRICKS - Series 4 [3 Discs] - released by Acorn Media, September 2008
THE INVISIBLES [2 Discs] - released by Contender Entertainment Group, July 2008
MISTRESSES - Series 2 [2 Discs] - released by 2Entertain, March 2009 [Also available as part of the MISTRESSES Series 1 & 2 Box Set and the MISTRESSES Series 1-3 Box Set]
COLLISION [2 Discs] - released by 4DVD, November 2009

 

 

LAW AND ORDER: UK - Series 7 [2 Discs] - released by Universal Pictures UK, October 2013 

I WANT MY WIFE BACK - released by 2Entertain, May 2016

Contains all 6 episodes of the series plus a 19-minute BEHIND THE SCENES Featurette, featuring interviews with the writers and all of the regular cast. All except one; that one being, you've guessed it, Jan!!
 

Film: DRACULA (1979) - R1 Original released by Image Entertainment, May 1998
DRACULA: Special Edition (1979) - Region 1 & 2 releases by Universal, October 2004 {includes Director Commentary, retrospective Documentary and Stills Gallery in 3 sections. Jan doesn't feature in the documentary (though she is mentioned in complementary terms by Frank Langella, just as she is by John Badham in the commentary, but she does feature in the Gallery in 2 B&W Stills in the "Behind the Scenes" Section and in 9 Stills (6 Colour and 3 B&W), some unfamiliar, in the Portraits Section}



Inside of original DVD release


Rear of Laserdisc Sleeve

Film: CHAMPIONS (1984) - R2 2007 Reissue + R1 by Lionsgate, May 2007
[Various video releases include 4-FRONT VIDEO, APRIL 2001, and POLYGRAM VIDEO (this seems to be the only release featuring Jan on the Front of the Sleeve).]


The only Video release Sleeve with Jan on the Front

Front of Pal Laserdisc Sleeve
 

Rear of Pal Laserdisc Sleeve
 

 

 Latest DVD release Sleeve 



FORTHCOMING DVD RELEASES featuring Jan:

None currently known...