- Playing Against Type: Several examples over the years.
- Real-Life Relative:
- Gerry's illegitimate and heretofore unknown daughter is played by Hannah Waterman, Dennis Waterman's real daughter. 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 When the Boat Comes In.
Trivia / New Tricks