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  • The man and woman in the photographs in the opening of the show, who are supposed to be Jean (Judi Dench) and Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) when they first met, are actually Dench's daughter, actress Finty Williams, and Palmer's son.
  • The program was originally titled "Winter with flowers," but when a cake bearing the title was presented at the taping of the first episode, the cast and crew refused to eat any cake unless the name of the series was changed.
  • Moira Brooker, who plays Judith, Jean's grown-up daughter, admits to occasionally being so mesmerized by Judi Dench's talents while taping that she would forget to say her lines.
  • The title of Lionel's often mentioned memoir was "My Life in Kenya." Jenny Funnell, who portrayed Sandy on the show, was actually born in Kenya.
  • The role of Jean was originally written for Jean Simmons.
  • While making breakfast in this episode, Lionel says, "I think I'll have a sausage. I fancy a sausage." Geoffrey Palmer used the same line when he played the doctor in the famous "Fawlty Towers" (1975) {The Kipper and the Corpse (#2.4)} episode of "Fawlty Towers."
  • Jean (Judi Dench), who'd been sneaking around to meet an old friend, tells Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) about it, to which he quips, "Were you on a mission for MI-5 ?" MI-5 is, of course, the government organization of James Bond in the 007 films. Dench began appearing as "M" in the Bond film Goldeneye. Both she and Palmer appeared in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
  • The role of 'Harry' is played by a different actor (Daniel Ryan) in this reunion episode. In the original series the character was portrayed by David Michaels.

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