JANE RETURNS WITH A DARK SECRET
RETURNS TO RAMSAY STREET TO UNCOVER A SECRET FROM THE PAST
Jane Harris makes her way back to Ramsay Street to uncover a secret from the past, on Neighbours.
There’s something about number 32 Ramsay Street, and Jane Harris is determined to find out what it is. Jane (Annie Jones) moved away from Erinsborough almost 30 years, but her return in the coming weeks on Neighbours is welcomed as a great homecoming for the once-beloved sweetheart of Ramsay Street.
But the sweet Jane of years ago is now older, wiser and a different woman. After being a carer to her grandmother Mrs. Mangel for two decades, Jane has assumed many of Nell’s worst qualities. She’s a gossip, she’s judgmental and doesn’t approve of just about anything!
When Jane returns to Ramsay Street, she is a woman on a mission. There’s something inside 32 Ramsay Street that was left behind years ago, and Jane is determined to retrieve it!
“This is all about unfinished business,” Annie tells TV SOAP. “She’s got unfinished business on behalf of Mrs. Mangel, who is still living in the UK, and Jane has been sent back with a very clear agenda. She’s back for something and won’t be leaving town until she gets it!
“The problem with that, of course, is that there have been many different families who lived in that house since the days Nell Mangel and her family lived there.
“So Jane’s very interested in what renovations have been done and what has changed since then. Jane is searching for something.”
Also, it doesn’t take long for Jane to reveal how the many years of living with her grandmother have rubbed off on her – in the worst possible
ways. Within days of arriving back, Jane’s behaviour reveals she is like a next-generation Mrs. Mangel!
“In a number of ways, she’s regressed from the bright young woman she was and has taken on a lot of Mrs. Mangel’s qualities,” Annie explains.
“A lot of Mrs. Mangel’s attitudes and beliefs are now hers, and Jane is not afraid to share her views on everything. Not that people usually want to hear her point of view, but Jane is happy to have her say, on just about everything!”
The one person who best recalls the beautiful young woman Jane was in those days is Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis). Back then, the two characters were worlds apart – Jane was the shy young woman, while Paul was the power-hungry stud ready to bed any woman who caught his eye.
When they meet again, however, a new connection is made that goes way beyond the memories they share of a very different Ramsay Street.
“That was long ago, and things were so different, as Paul was always the boss and, of course, he was married then to the lovely Gail (Fiona Corke),” Annie recalls. “But things are different now and they’re at different stages of their lives. There is a connection there, as they both share a wonderful past.”
In the meantime, Jane knows she needs to befriend Shane (Nicholas Coghlan) and Dipi (Sharon Johal) to get inside their house and find out what has changed and to uncover the secret she knows their four walls are hiding.
“Jane’s behaviour reveals she is like a next-generation Mrs. Mangel!”
Jane (Annie Jones) disapproves of a lot of things. Jane is interested in everyone’s business.