Edwards has offended no end of middle England grandmothers who claim his soft Welsh tones are a betrayal of the BBC's haughtier
timbres during its 50s golden age.
When her schoolteacher daughter complained of disrespectful treatment by white supervisors she called "dirty Rebs," her mother brought her up short: "'There's not one of those white folks in the school system that's any whiter or haughtier
Conrad's "dark eye-brow shades a glance of fire"; "And oft perforce his rising lip reveals / The haughtier
thought it curbs, but scarce conceals" (Corsair 1.
It would be haughtier
and more impatient with the people it supposedly serves.