Sad to see some of you think Reg was stupid. He may have been uncool, but he was a highly intelligent and efficient officer, who knew a lot about a lot of things, but had a different prospective, view and approach to life. One may call him a nerd even, which by definition is exactly opposite of stupid. Had you ever bothered listen to him, you would've learned a lot. He was way more mature and advanced then others and because of that, he did not feel a desperate need to be "cool" like many others. And whatever you think of him, you all have to admit that you loved him.
Luke Ashton was also not stupid. He was a young, innocent and green newcomer, at best naive, but certainly not stupid. He had enough strength and bottle to stand up to many of the stronger characters. Life would have thought him to be more streetwise with time.
And don't even get me started on Dez, he is one of my favourites. He wasn't stupid, he was a sweet, funny, protective friend, full of love, and a good officer trying to catch the bad guys. What exactly is stupid about it? He certainly did push boundaries like a child, but he wasn't a bad guy. Personally I think the writers ruined his character at the end, and made his actions less believable but that's a different subject.
Just wondering, what exactly is the point of asking this type of question and for what reason? We all do stupid things at certain times. We all are good at one thing but not as good at something else. Rather then looking for negative (stupid), why not look for something positive, like whose character touched us the most and why, who we learned from, who we loved the most. Life is negative enough.
I would have said that Reg was possibly the brightest spark in Sun Hill; he was sensitive and knowledgable, enlightened about the human condition, and one of my favourites. I didn't like Luke Ashton at all, but he wasn't stupid: a little confused and impulsive, yet he could manipulate people when he wanted to. Poor Gilmore :( Des was a laugh, certainly not stupid, and despite his gruff exterior, quite a sensitive soul.
As for POLLY PAGE, she was never MENSA candidate, but the Cathy Bradford business revealed her naivety and just how plain annoying she was. Then, when he appeal succeeds, she enters a relationship with a JOURNALIST, and is surprised when there is a press leak!
Kerry Young was nice, but dim enough not to realise her husband was gay even after she saw him with a man, and completely ignored the hints from Gilmore. Moreover, she was then able to be convinced that she was raped, which showed how suggestible she was.
Tom Proctor needs no explanation really, although he wasn't really thick :)