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* RealLifeRelative: Jeff Rawle is married to Nina Marc, who in the show plays a woman trying to marry him to get a work Visa.


* The series' first topical joke was a reference in the 1990 pilot to the possibility of a BBFC ban of the controversial Pakistani film ''International Guerrillas'':
-->'''George:''' Now, er... the Rushdie film story!\\
'''Damien:''' Yeah, well, I don't think they should ban it. I mean, I don't believe that a film could incite people to want to commit murder!\\
'''Dave:''' [[TakeThat Did you SEE]] ''Film/AbsoluteBeginners''?\\
'''Henry:''' ''(polishing his glasses)'' The bit we keep running appears to show Rushdie being attacked by four flying footstools.\\
'''Dave:''' ''(shakes his head)'' No, no... Henry, they're the books of the Koran!\\
'''Henry:''' Ohhh... oh, I ''see''...

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* The series' first topical joke was a reference in the 1990 pilot to the possibility of a BBFC ban WorkingTitle: One of the controversial Pakistani film ''International Guerrillas'':
-->'''George:''' Now, er...
original working titles was ''Dead Belgians Donít Count''. ''Dead Kuwaitis Donít Count'' was also considered for a short time but was ultimately replaced by ''Drop the Rushdie film story!\\
'''Damien:''' Yeah, well, I don't think
Dead Donkey''.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The cast members confessed that most of their lines were actually written on the pieces of paper and clipboards that
they should ban it. I mean, I don't believe were forever looking at during each episode. This was because scripts were written so close to transmission in order to keep it topical, that a film could incite people they often didn't have time to want to commit murder!\\
'''Dave:''' [[TakeThat Did you SEE]] ''Film/AbsoluteBeginners''?\\
'''Henry:''' ''(polishing his glasses)'' The bit we keep running appears to show Rushdie being attacked by four flying footstools.\\
'''Dave:''' ''(shakes his head)'' No, no... Henry, they're the books of the Koran!\\
'''Henry:''' Ohhh... oh, I ''see''...
learn all their lines before shooting began.


* RetroactiveRecognition: A [[Series/AshesToAshes particularly vicious police officer]] assisting Damien is actually Gene Hunt...


* RetroactiveRecognition: A [[Series/AshesToAshes particularly vicious police officer]] assisting Damien is actually Gene Hunt...



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Neil Pearson (Dave) plays Bridget Jones' boss in her television job in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'' and its sequel.
** Jeff Rawle (George) also played Cedric Diggory's father Amos in the film version of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.
** David Swift (Henry) has a variety of other television appearances to his credit, including the role of Napoleon in the 1972 ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' miniseries (starring Anthony Hopkins as Pierre).
** Stephen Tompkinson (Damien) also played the increasingly luckless Phil/Mr. Chuckles in ''Film/BrassedOff'', as well as Father Peter Clifford in ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}''.
** Victoria Wicks (Sally) shows up in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "A Study in Pink" as the first "suicide" victim's widow. In "The Great Game" Haydn Gwynne (Alex) turns up as Mrs Wenceslas.
* RetroactiveRecognition: A [[Series/AshestoAshes particularly vicious police officer]] assisting Damien is actually Gene Hunt...
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** Stephen Tompkinson (Damien) also played the increasingly luckless Phil/Mr. Chuckles in ''Film/BrassedOff'', as well as Father Peter Clifford in ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}''

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** Stephen Tompkinson (Damien) also played the increasingly luckless Phil/Mr. Chuckles in ''Film/BrassedOff'', as well as Father Peter Clifford in ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}''''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}''.


** Stephen Tompkinson (Damien) also played the increasingly luckless Phil/Mr. Chuckles in ''Film/BrassedOff''.

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** Stephen Tompkinson (Damien) also played the increasingly luckless Phil/Mr. Chuckles in ''Film/BrassedOff''.''Film/BrassedOff'', as well as Father Peter Clifford in ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}''

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* RetroactiveRecognition: A [[Series/AshestoAshes particularly vicious police officer]] assisting Damien is actually Gene Hunt...


** Victoria Weeks (Sally) shows up in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "A Study in Pink" as the first "suicide" victim's widow.

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** Victoria Weeks Wicks (Sally) shows up in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "A Study in Pink" as the first "suicide" victim's widow.widow. In "The Great Game" Haydn Gwynne (Alex) turns up as Mrs Wenceslas.

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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Neil Pearson (Dave) plays Bridget Jones' boss in her television job in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'' and its sequel.
** Jeff Rawle (George) also played Cedric Diggory's father Amos in the film version of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.
** David Swift (Henry) has a variety of other television appearances to his credit, including the role of Napoleon in the 1972 ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' miniseries (starring Anthony Hopkins as Pierre).
** Stephen Tompkinson (Damien) also played the increasingly luckless Phil/Mr. Chuckles in ''Film/BrassedOff''.
** Victoria Weeks (Sally) shows up in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "A Study in Pink" as the first "suicide" victim's widow.
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* The series' first topical joke was a reference in the 1990 pilot to the possibility of a BBFC ban of the controversial Pakistani film ''International Guerrillas'':
-->'''George:''' Now, er... the Rushdie film story!\\
'''Damien:''' Yeah, well, I don't think they should ban it. I mean, I don't believe that a film could incite people to want to commit murder!\\
'''Dave:''' [[TakeThat Did you SEE]] ''Film/AbsoluteBeginners''?\\
'''Henry:''' ''(polishing his glasses)'' The bit we keep running appears to show Rushdie being attacked by four flying footstools.\\
'''Dave:''' ''(shakes his head)'' No, no... Henry, they're the books of the Koran!\\
'''Henry:''' Ohhh... oh, I ''see''...
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