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Many characters were only useful for certain storylines so I assume he's not referring to them.
Maybe Ally Fowler/Peter Phelps/Kim Lewis had not expected to be written out?
Overall, he comes across as a serious but not very charming person. But maybe that's the right attitude to create good soap.
I was wondering who the actors in question may have been too. Based on IMDB, he worked as a script editor on S&D for the first year only but then also wrote episodes throughout the series full run from 1982-87, so it could've been anyone.
Regarding how he comes across, he certainly doesn't mince his words. I remember listening to another podcast interview with him when Between Two Worlds was only in development. In it, he spoke about the quality of Australian TV at the time and how he felt that young writers were being allowed to bring series to TV that weren't fully formed compared to how he had to learn the ropes back in the day. He singled out shows on ABC, which made me wonder if he was referring to stuff like Please Like Me by Josh Thomas. There was a bit of a grumpy old man vibe from him then.