Colin Dexter (author of the Morse novels) cameos as a college porter, wearing a bowler hat.
The pub at the end of the episode is The Trout, just outside of Wolverton (a part of Oxford). It is also in Wolverton that J. R. R. Tolkien is buried.
(Dr Hobson sees Lewis wearing a very garish Caribbean shirt)
Dr. Hobson: Can you turn down the volume on that shirt?
Lewis: Morse, you can still see the stain from his glass.
Lewis: Listen, last night. I might have been a bit snappy about... God.
Hathaway: He won't mind.
Hathaway: I was gonna be a priest.
Lewis: You're joking!
Hathaway: No, I even did a year at the seminary.
Lewis: You'd know all about the meaning of life then. God moves in a mysterious way, has wonders to perform, all that mumbo-jumbo.
Hathaway: It's not my fault you lost your wife, sir.
Hathaway: Has Oxford changed much since you've been away?
Lewis: No. It changed before I went.
It was originally intended that James Grout's character of Chief Supt Strange would appear. However, Grout was too ill to work and so his character was written out and replaced by Supt Innocent.
The title of the episode, as shown on scripts and call-sheets, was Reputation. However this episode title was not displayed on any credits or in any listings magazines or publicity material.
Boatyard, Christ Church Meadow, Oxford
Botanic Gardens, High Street, Oxford
Experimental Techniques Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Pretorious Laing Institute)
Fox Wood Car Park, Hillcrest Road, Ealing, London
Gaddesden Place, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire (Griffon family home)
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Island Quad, Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford
Meridian Way, Watford, Hertfordshire
Mortuary, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex
Old DHSS Office, The Mall, Ealing, London
Oriel Square, Oxford
Sainsbury's Supermarket, The Dome, North Western Road, Watford, Hertfordshire
St Laurence's Church, Church Road, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middlesex
TAVR Centre, Honeycroft Hill, Uxbridge, Middlesex
Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London
Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford
West Car Park, Slough Railway Station, Brunel Way, Slough, Berkshire (Oxford Railway Station)
Woodville Gardens, Ealing, London
The region 2 DVD of season 1 (B000EES15S) was released on 12 March, 2007.
In the United States, the show is known as Inspector Lewis.
The show's working title was Inspector Lewis.
Muse - Hysteria
Art Brut - Formed a Band
Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major
11 million viewers tuned in to watch this first outing for Lewis without Morse.
The Endeavour Award
This is most likely yet another allusion to Morse, for Endeavour is Morse's first name. Considering Lewis' reaction to the receptionist's comment it's probably safe to guess that the scholarship was created around Morse's death.