Tropes Present Throughout the Series
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Good luck finding any of less well-known episodes on DVD.
- Spiritual Successor: To The Wednesday Play.
- A Touch of Class, Ethnicity and Religion: A lot of the plays such as The Right Prospectus and Abigail's Party touch on class tensions in British society.
- Penda's Fen challenges the idea that Britain, and particularly England, is an inherently Christian country by exploring the Pagan history of The West Midlands.