President Mitterand goes on about the virtues of UHT milk in a nod to a famous Cointreau advert that was doing the rounds at the time.
On a visit to the Falklands, Prince Charles tries to talk the Governor out of marrying one of the local sheep.
Charles: I fully understand how lonely one must get in the Falklands, Governor, but have you considered the consequences of such a union...the difficulties you'll encounter, the whispers, the silent scorn, the pointing fingers?
Jesus, Haven't You Gone to Bed Yet? is a send-up of the Epilogue sermonette that used to air just before closing time on ITV.
Charles tries (and fails) to engage Wills in a game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos.
Olympian Zola Budd's attempts to get a gold medal after South Africa is barred from the Olympic Games is chronicled in the style of a Bunty comic. Her wicked stepfather, Uncle Botha, spends his free time sticking pins in a Golliwog voodoo doll.
David Owen's episode of 28 Up chronicles his many political flip-flops over the years.
The famous Audi 100 advert that had the Schmidts, the Mullers and the Reinhardts trying to reach their holiday homes was parodied with the Hitlers going on holiday in their new Panzer. "Vorchsprung durch Technik" becomes "Deutschland uber alles, as we Germans still like to imply."
The Two Ronnies' "You're Nuts, Milord" sketch gets a brief nod in a scene with Charles and Diana at the dinner table.
The Man from El Monte and his tinned peaches are considered to be responsible for political turmoil in South America.
Margaret explains that she views Britain as her house, with Liverpool being the lavatory. This leads to the cabinet giving everyone a quick blast of You'll Never Walk Alone before they're all crushed by the Monty Python foot.
PW Botha gets stabbed during an interview, after which his assailants chant "you can't put a better bit of Botha on your knife".
There's a parody of Dallas and Psycho which takes place in alternate reality where Margaret dreamed being in power and Edward Heath was still prime minister. She then stabs him in the shower, spraying the walls with blue blood.
A British Gas ad campaign, which had a bunch of locals on some, remote nondescript island extolling the benefits of buying shares in the company and asking that this message be passed on to Sid. This was parodied with Sid eventually being found to have gassed himself in his oven because British Gas' price hikes to cover the cost of the ads meant he couldn't pay his bill.