- BrotherSister Incest: Richard (Clive Owen) has an incestuous sexual relationship with a sister he's not seen for years. It seems to be some kind of metaphor for the decadence and corruption of Thatcher's England.
- Love Hurts: Especially incestuous love!
- My Parents Are Dead: Natalie and Richard's parents.
- Old Money: Sinclair's family.
- Same Story, Different Names: Expansion of Poliakoff's 1970s TV play Hitting Town.