Shortland Street: The short life and tragic death of Neville Goodwin

As the script direction for Scene 24 of Episode 6295 of New Zealand's premiere soap opera put it: 'She just killed poor old Neville'.
To be fair, Neville won't be hugely missed. He was a grumpy old bastard who deliberately ran his wheelchair into that nice orderly Mo. And just like the actors who wore red skivvies in the old Star Trek episodes, he was a one-dimensional character summoned to life with the sole purpose of dying – a flesh-and-blood prop for a more important character. Actor John Trevithick had just nine scenes, totalling 321 seconds, in which to bring Neville to life and death, and he made a very fine fist of it, but this was always going to be a short gig."