- Base Breaker: The 2006 special Nine Eleven, aka A New Terror. Some find it a clever updating of Cracker for the 21st Century. Others consider it an Anvilicious waste of time. Which marks it better than the 1996 special White Ghost, almost universally hated by Cracker fans.
- Evil Is Cool: Averted
- Retroactive Recognition: This show gave a big boost to the careers of some now very famous people: Hollywood actress Samantha Morton - Minority Report. Bilborough became the ninth Doctor. One of the gay partners in crime was John Simm - Life On Mars, and for that matter The Master, and the other partner in crime is Davos Seaworth. And serial killer Albie became Gaz, Trainspotting's Begbie, a Bond villain (with Fitz again, no less), and Mister Gold / Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon a Time. Pretty impressive.