The hired car Joe drives is a 1960s Ford Falcon. Its registration number is PCL 247.
The stick-figure hanging on the church door at the beginning of the episode is the Wicker-Man, an old pagan symbol which was created as a burn-offering.
The airdate for this episode was changed three times by ITV. It was originally set for 10 September, with ITV planning to hold back episodes of Where the Heart Is. ITV then decided to air all of Where the Heart Is, so this episode was pushed back to 17 September. Then ITV decided to air the remaining Series 5 episodes of The Royal, pushing back the premiere to the end of October!
Bernie once calls Rosie 'Rosemary'.
Sam Shepherd, the security guard, was played by Michael Parks.
Pity he's not even creditted!
To see his details:
The Vernon subplot in this episode revolves around the Torrey Canyon disaster. Unfortunately, all the other cultural references in this and the previous series (and in the second series of "The Royal" which fits into the same timeline) are clearly from 1969 (e.g. Amen Corner play on the radio, all the vehicle tax discs say 1969, the TV shop in "The Royal" has posters up advertising colour TV). The Torrey Canyon had run aground two years earlier, in March 1967.
Chelsey and Chantelle Seeley are both uncreditted.
The end credits for this and later episodes in the season show a copyright date of 2000.
At the end Christine Moore is creditted as Annie Stockwell, but in the episode Annie's last name is Taylor and has no connection to David Stockwell.
When Mike & Neil are in the pub's kitchen you can see a reflection of a studio light on the fridge!
In the scene where Clive starts fighting in the pub you can just about see the shadow of a cameraman in the television set!
On the 31st August 2006 ITV1 rerun of this episode a "Previously on Heartbeat" segment was shown before the opening credits
John Alderton appears on the credits as John Alderson.
William Simon is not mentioned in the ending credits even if he is acting in the episode.
Kate's car is registered "596 JUM".
This is the first and only time we see where Blaketon lives, when Nick visits to tell him about Kate's pregnancy.
This episode is available on the "Heartbeat: End Of The Line - Keep On Running" video. There is a scene in which a stripper's bare chest is shown but for some reason this tape is rated PG. It should be rated 15!
In the scene where Nick is in a London strip club with a London copper there is a scene in which one of the stripper's bare chest is shown. As this episode was originally aired at 9pm on a Friday night it was okay to show this. The scene has not been shown since but is on the "Heartbeat: End Of The Line - Keep On Running" video.
There is a scene in which Kate has to give a consulatation to a women who thinks she may have breat cancer. During this scene we see her bare breast, this was alright to show on the original broadcast because it was aired after 9pm. The image has not been seen since but is available on the "Heartbeat 1" VHS.
When this episode first aired a piece of Heartbeat music played in the scene where the barn with the cows in burned down. In reruns of this episode however "Help" by "The Beatles" is used instead. The original is available on the "Heartbeat: Rumours - Playing With Fire" VHS.