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* ActorAllusion:
** Jack Halford is played by James Bolam, who played Jack ''Ford'' in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.
** There have been a few ''Franchise/StarWars'' references since Denis Lawson joined the cast.



* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: George Cole, Dennis Waterman's co-star in ''Series/{{Minder}}'', guest-starred in an episode. Sadly, John Thaw died before the series was made, thus denying us the chance of seeing [[Series/TheSweeney Regan and Carter]] reunited.



** James Bolam and Susan Jameson, although not married to each other in the show, have been married to each other for over 35 years, playing husband and wife in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.

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** James Bolam and Susan Jameson, although not married to each other in the show, have been married to each other for over 35 years, playing husband and wife in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.
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** Tim [=McInnerny=], known for playing foppish or pathetic characters on ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and an inept villain on ''Series/DoctorWho'', played the sinister MagnificentBastard MI5 agent Stephen Fisher in Series 9.

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** Tim [=McInnerny=], Creator/TimMcInnerny, known for playing foppish or pathetic characters on ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and an inept villain on ''Series/DoctorWho'', played the sinister MagnificentBastard MI5 agent Stephen Fisher in Series 9.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: George Cole, Dennis Waterman's co-star in ''Series/{{Minder}}'', guest-starred in an episode. Sadly, John Thaw died before the series was made, thus denying us the chance of seeing [[Series/TheSweeney Regan and Carter]] reunited.


* PlayingAgainstType: Several examples over the years.
** Tim [=McInnerny=], known for playing foppish or pathetic characters on ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and an inept villain on ''Series/DoctorWho'', played the sinister MagnificentBastard MI5 agent Stephen Fisher in Series 9.
** [[spoiler:Creator/RichardBriers]], known for playing the pleasant [[spoiler:Tom Good in ''Series/TheGoodLife'']], played a villain in "Old Dogs".



** James Bolam and Susan Jameson, although not married to each other in the show, have been married to each other for over 35 years, playing husband and wife in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.

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** James Bolam and Susan Jameson, although not married to each other in the show, have been married to each other for over 35 years, playing husband and wife in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Jack Halford is played by James Bolam, who played Jack ''Ford'' in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.
** There have been a few ''Franchise/StarWars'' references since Denis Lawson joined the cast.
* RealLifeRelative:
** Gerry's [[spoiler:illegitimate and heretofore unknown]] daughter is played by Hannah Waterman, Dennis Waterman's real daughter. [[spoiler:Paternity tests prove that she's not his, but he refuses to tell her. She finds out.]]
** James Bolam and Susan Jameson, although not married to each other in the show, have been married to each other for over 35 years, playing husband and wife in ''Series/WhenTheBoatComesIn''.

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