GOOD GIRL GONE BAD AS JONES RE­TURNS

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PLAIN Jane Su­per­brain has grown up to be a schem­ing pub­li­can with the po­lice on her trail.

It’s enough to make Mrs Man­gel turn in her grave – but what a spec­tac­u­larly fun re­turn to TV form it is for An­nie Jones, who shows her saucy side in this guest role as some-time madam Mrs Bent­ley on The Doc­tor Blake Mys­ter­ies fi­nale.

The for­mer Neigh­bours star ad­mits she still finds it hard shak­ing off the “good girl” tag she earned on the long-run­ning soap, but rel­ished get­ting a lit­tle naughty along­side for­mer Ram­say Street alumni Craig McLach­lan and The Henderson Kids co-star Na­dine Garner.

Dress­ing the part also re­quired her to don some racy un­der­wear, she says. “Be­cause it’s set in the ’60s, for au­then­tic­ity all the women wear the ’60s un­der­wear ... so we were get­ting around in the pointy bras and the gir­dles, all that,” Jones says with a gig­gle.

The 50-year-old has eased her way back into act­ing af­ter years as a carer for her mother, Elizabeth. “I love learn­ing lines and just the dis­ci­pline as­pect of it all. And, of course, the ca­ma­raderie ... when you’re work­ing on a show.”

THE DOC­TOR BLAKE MYS­TER­IES

8.30PM, TONIGHT, ABC

By Holly Byrnes

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