* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Hey, it's [[Film/VForVendetta Louis Prothero]]/[[Series/TheThickOfIt Peter Manion]] as Supermack.
** And [[Series/DoctorWho Alonso Frame]]/[[Series/BeingHuman George]] as Marcus in 1x05.
** And [[Series/DoctorWho Jackie Tyler]] as Gloria in 3x05.
** Hey, [[Franchise/LaraCroft Tomb Raider]] is the main character.
** [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Sarah Sawyer]] / [[Series/TheThickOfIt Marianne Swift]] is Louise Gardiner.
* InsultBackfire: In the British 2010 general election, the Labour Party trying to discredit DavidCameron, [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8601781.stm depicted him as Gene Hunt]], with a slogan saying he'd pull Britain back to the '80s. Conservatives loved the poster depicting their leader as a popular, political correctness-hating MemeticBadass, congratulated Labour and promptly made their own version. (The production company that makes the show eventually ordered them both to stop using the image.)
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** [[Series/{{Sherlock}} DI Lestrade]] as Thatcherite Wanker in 1x02.
** Jim Keats popped up on ''Series/{{Outcasts}}'' as an AntiHero security officer and on ''Series/DoctorWho'' as Alex, the dad in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E9NightTerrors Night Terrors]]".
** Caroline Price is now Sgt. Murray on ''Scott and Bailey''.
** Watching ''TheBorgias'' can get very uncomfortable if you're used to seeing Sean Harris (Micheletto) as Arther Leyton.