Three of the actor/characters from this episode survived the transition to The Bill intact: P.C. Jim Carver (Mark Wingett), W.P.C. June Ackland (Trudie Goodwin) and P.C. Dave Litten (Gary Olsen). Colin Blumenau's character, P.C. "Taffy" Morgan, was to be renamed P.C. "Taffy" Edwards, while the part of Det. Insp. Roy Galloway would be re-cast.
A month after the transmission of this episode, Thames Television decided to commission a series of twelve 60-minute episodes, to be called The Bill.
"Woodentop" is a term used by detectives to refer to uniformed police officers.