Home Television Drama Somerset


1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)

This NBC daytime soap was a spinoff from Another World – in fact, it was originally called Another World: Somerset and even shared the theme music with that show.

The early shows initially concerned the lives of four characters from Another World– Missy Matthews, Lahome Vane Lucas, Ricky Matthews and Sam Lucas, all living in the town of Somerset where Sam Lucas was a lawyer working in partnership with Ben Grant.

Pretty quickly though the format of the show changed to a mystery/crime theme with regular murders and criminal activity (even though Somerset had only 25,000 people living in it – it seems they were all crooked!).

Virgil Paris 
Marc Alaimo
Eve Lawrence 

Bibi Besch
Tony Cooper 

Doug Chapin
San Lucas 

Jordan Chaney
Jasper Delaney 

Ralph Clanton
Robert Delaney 

Nicolas Coster
Julian Cannell 

Joel Crothers
Rowena Standish 

Dortha Duckworth
Tom Conway 

Ted Danson
Lai Ling 

Helen Funai
Peter Delaney 

Len Gochman
Andrew Moore 

Harriet Hall
Ellen Grant 

Georgann Johnson
Ben Grant 

Ed Kemmer
David Grant 

Ron Martin
Gerald Davis 

Walter Matthews
Dale Robinson 

Jameson Parker
Karen MacMillan 

Nancy Pinkerton
Danny Catsworth 

Melinda Plank
Missy Palmer Matthews 

Carol Roux
Harry Wilson 

Fred J Scollay
Mitch Farmer 

Richard Shoberg
Rex Cooper 

Paul Sparer
Laura Delaney Cooper 

Dorothy Stinnette
Pammy Davis 

Pamela Toll
India Bishop Delaney Hillman 

Ann Wedgeworth
Avis Ryan 

Sigourney Weaver
Carrie Wheeler 

JoBeth Williams
Mr Whittington 

Edward Winter