John Mortimer QC, the writer, makes a cameo appearance as a guest at the dinner (sitting on the Bishop's right).
Keep an eye out for the author John Mortimer, who has a cameo appearance as one of the dinner guests during the second Timpson trial.
Anon writes -
My word, did teenage girls working in London massage parlours in the mid-1980s really have names like Elsie? Elsie?
In this episode we meet Sam Ballard's prayer group Lawyers as Christians. When it first pops up, in Rumpole and the Old Boy Net, the group's name is Lawyers as Churchgoers, which is also what John Mortimer's books call it. But maybe there has been a schism?
In the opening sequences, we see Captain Gleason driving out of the Woodland Folk Garden Centre, coming within inches of hitting a van. His car then careers out of control down a steep hill and ends up crashing into the premises of - yes, it's the Woodland Folk Garden Centre again!