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The man's a nasty piece of work, he can't act, and if Corrie bosses can't find better than him it's THEM who ought to be sacked.
Mother has a patient cultured voice, Claire is a self-centered liar, Lucy a whiny dim bulb, Jocasta a nasty piece of work who is finally expelled.
I think every character has a natural lifespan, and for some that's 30 or 40 years, but for me, because he's a nasty piece of work, I couldn't quite see where he would go.