Great article, Deflope. I think that DS is one of the best TV shows ever, on its own terms.
Edmonds played Roger like some weird cross between Dickens and Coward. I remember somebody had to summon a doctor for some reason, and Roger took charge: “You’d better allow me. As one of the locals I can get one of the less addled quacks we have serving the countryside here.”
Great show, I'm telling you.
Soap fans of the era will recall Edmonds as Langley Wallingford, who was married to Ruth Warrick's Phoebe Tyler on "All My Children." They were a magnificent pair.