- Acting for Two: Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas play several characters over the three series.
- The Danza: Rhys Thomas plays the famous director Rhys Thomas OBE.
- The Face Of The Band: In-Universe, Brian is this to Thotch. Pat and Tony are also much more well known than the other band members. Michael Phillips and John are not remotely well known, to the point that Brian forgets Mike's name on stage and we never learn John's surname.
- One Steve Limit: Averted In-Universe. We have John Farrow and John, Thotch's second base player.
- The Pete Best: In-Universe, Barry Patmoor, the original base player, left the band after two albums and was replaced by John.
Trivia / Brian Pern