Jo Mills shares an on-going romance with Judge John Deed.
Like the Judge, Jo balances a demanding career with an active home life - she’s a widow with two teenage boys. "You see her passions as opposed to the neutral lawyer," explains Jenny. But she is sceptical that her romance with Deed will progress into marriage. "There's an underlying sadness to her because she loves Deed dearly but she doesn't think they can be together. He always says 'marry me, and I'll change', but she wants him to change before she'll marry him, so there's no middle ground."
Jenny believes it's the winning formula of Martin Shaw working with writer and producer GF Newman that makes the drama so successful. "The law in Judge John Deed is absolutely compulsive – Gordon deals with difficult and contentious issues but uses wit, which is refreshing. He expertly combines the character’s personal issues with the drama of the courtroom."