The show contains examples of:
- British Brevity - Six half hour episodes.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin - Roger and Val have just got in.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl - While Dawn French is somewhat of a larger lady, she is short statured, especially compared to Alfred Molina.
- Happily Married - Despite their unglamorous rows, Val and Roger do seem to be very happy together.
- Infant Immortality - Averted, albeit eighteen years before.
- Real Time - and not only that, but the same time of day in every episode.