Trivia / Ashes to Ashes

  • Casting Gag: Elaine Downing, the head of the dating agency in 3.2 who blatantly has the hots for Gene, is played by Beth Goddard, real-life wife of Philip Glenister, who plays Gene.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Jury's still out on exactly what Keats is. According to Matthew Graham, he's either Satan himself or the Antichrist, but Ashley Pharaoh apparently didn't write him either way, just leaving it with "evil".
  • Insult Backfire: In the British 2010 general election, the Labour Party trying to discredit David Cameron, 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 Memetic Badass, congratulated Labour and promptly made their own version. (The production company that makes the show eventually ordered them both to stop using the image.)