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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.)
Caroline Price is now Sgt. Murray on Scott and Bailey.
Watching The Borgias can get very uncomfortable if you're used to seeing Sean Harris (Micheletto) as Arthur Leyton.
Particularly given his, er, brief relationship with Maria, the maid played by Montserrat Lombard, a.k.a. Shaz. (If it helps, they're friends in Real Life and have made a few short films together so far.)