Dr. Edith Joynton is a native of New Zealand and ostensibly in charge of the AB experiment at the ‘Ice Box’, although, along with Dr. Bukov, she has been charged with a watching brief over the clone Devereaux. Although a brilliant scientist Dr. Joynton is also the life and soul of the party who is liked by everyone at the ‘Ice Box’ – even the usually reserved Beth – and approaches life with great enthusiasm. We learn from Larry that Dr. Joynton is nearly one-hundred years-old, so when her dose of HA57 is misdiagnosed, the result is predictably horrifying…

Peggy Thorpe Bates was born on 11th August 1914. TV viewers best remember her as one of the three actresses who have essayed the role of “She-who-must-be-obeyed” – the wife of Leo McKern’s judicial curmudgeon in “Rumpole of the Bailey”. She died in 1989.

Selected TV work includes:

The Scarlet Pimpernel – (1954)
Riviera Police (1965)
Sanctuary (1967)
Timeslip (1970)
The Tragedy of King Richard II (1970)
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978 – 83)
The Return of the Saint (1979)
Minder (1980)
Rumpole’s Return (1980)
The Young Ones (1984)

Selected film work includes:

Peeping Tom (1960)
In the Doghouse (1961)
Georgy Girl (1966)
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
A Touch of Love (1969)
Galileo (1975)