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|Box title = C H A R A C T E R
|caption = Elizabeth Bennett as Joyce Jowett
|Row 1 title = Episodes
|Row 1 info = 17
|Row 2 title = First Episode
|Row 2 info = Bygones Be Bygones
|Row 3 title = Last Episode
|Row 3 info = The Hospital Job
|Row 4 title = Family
|Row 4 info = Sally Pringle (sister, deceased)
Emily Pringle (sister, deceased) |Row 5 title = Relationships |Row 5 info = Oscar Blaketon (slight romance that never was)
Thomas Jowett (husband, deceased) }}
Joyce Jowett, played by Elizabeth Bennett. Appeared in 17 occasional episodes between 1996 - 2009.
Local councillor, recently widowed in her first appearance. A formidable and opinionated lady who likes to have her own way. She insists on being addressed as "Councillor Jowett", as she very firmly tells anyone who dares to call her "Mrs Jowett". She is a friend of Oscar Blaketon and the two appear to have a deeper though mostly unexpressed affection for each other. In one episode she is shown working as a head librarian.