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All Episodes

  • Ended
  • BBC Two
  • 1982-08-01T08:00:00+01:00
  • 10 mins
  • 1 hour, 40 mins
  • Adventure, Comedy
Originally a comic strip in the UK Daily Mirror, running pre and post WW II, it was adapted into a miniseries in 1982. The TV series was set during the war, with Jane as PA to Col Henry in the army. It was a slapstick comedy with most of the humor coming from how Jane was going to lose her clothes down to her vintage underwear every few minutes.

12 episodes

Special 1 Series 1 Compilation

  • no air date — 10 mins

Compilation of the 10 minute episodes from series 1. A comedy adventure with live action film integrated into drawn comic foreground or background. Jane is secretary to Col Henry in WW II. They discover a German spy, Lola Pagoda, and have various adventures trying to keep the secret plans from her. Through one slapstick premise or another, Jane is reduced to her vintage underwear every few minutes.

Special 2 Series 2 Compilation - Jane in the Desert

  • 1984-09-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane returns with a new CO, Commander L. They are hot on the trail of Lola Pagoda's sister, Pola who has kidnapped Professor Crankshaft. Jane is still having a terrible time preventing her clothes from being ripped off.

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    1982-08-02T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Col. Henry, aka 'X' hires Jane to be his secretary and tells her to meet him at the supposedly haunted Ghastly Grange.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 1982-08-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane and Fritz have scared off an intruder during the night. The next morning they meet Lola Pagola, Professor Donner's assistant. However, there is no sign of the professor at the station.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 1982-08-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane finds a secret message hidden in a French lipstick. But when she puts it on, Georgie Porgie identifies her as the spy he's been looking for.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 1982-08-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane finds a smugglers cave filled with weapons and uniforms, as well as Tombs the butler all tied up. Now it is up to the two of them to stop a German invasion.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 1982-08-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane, the Colonel, his wife and Major Dunlighty are all tied up in the Ghastly Grange cellar and a German U-Boat is about drop it's men on the British shores.

2x01 Jane in the Desert Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    1984-09-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane meets her new secret service chief, Commander L. They set off on a journey to Lisbon on the good ship Maid of Pligh to escort professor Crankshaft to Egypt.

2x02 Jane in the Desert Episode 2

  • 1984-09-04T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Having survived a sinking ship, Jane and the Commander are betrayed by Casper Cutler. After escaping from jail, they have to make their way to Lisbon. Tombs, who was shipwrecked separately, is also on his way.

2x03 Jane in the Desert Episode 3

  • 1984-09-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane is happily reunited with Georgie Porgie. But Pola Pagola (Lola's even more deadly sister) has kidnapped Professor Crankshaft from right under the noses of British intelligence.

2x04 Jane in the Desert Episode 4

  • 1984-09-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

Jane has managed to locate the professor, but now finds herself part of Sheik Bulbul Ben Catara's harem.

2x05 Jane in the Desert Episode 5

  • 1984-09-07T05:00:00+01:00 — 10 mins

The professor has been rescued and Lola and her accomplices are captured. But just before Georgie gets to try out Crankshaw's new replacement airplane fuel, Pola manages to escape.