- On the subject of Alex's appearance, Ray proclaims that female DIs ought to look like a cross between Betty Turpin and HMS Ark Royal (this one, presumably).
- The first episode features guest appearances by George and Zippy from Rainbow.
- At various points, footage of George Dixon from Dixon of Dock Green is shown.
- An explanation of sorts is given for the real-life 1983 damage to the Blue Peter garden.
Shout Out / Ashes to Ashes (2008)