This episode marks the first appearances of Big Chrissy and Omo. This episode also marks the first appearances of recurring characters; Barnaby Wilde, Max The Sax and Philippa.
Becky Shepperd, is now credited as Beckie in the end credits.
Gary Sefton, who guest-stars as the Dosser, later went to become a successful jobbing actor appearing in The Bill
, Peak Practice
and more recently Criminal Justice
. Crocodile Shoes
was his first TV role.
This episode was released on BBC Video in 1994 along with The Tape
Paul Palance, who plays Big Chrissie, has also appeared in Jimmy Nail's Spender
, as Bryson and played a Drunk who is punched by Oz's (Jimmy Nail's character) son in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Jeffrey Knox, who plays Omo, has also appeared alongside Jimmy Nail in Spender
as Rowley/Informer and is a personal friend of Nail's.
The Ticket Inspector who asks Jed for his ticket on the train has a line of dialogue but isn't credited in the end credits.
(After saving Ade from being cut up with a meat cleaver)
Jed: Right lets go find a copper!
Ade: No! They'll be long gone.
Jed: I can't believe that! No one did a thing, they just stood and watched or walked on by!
Ade: Welcome to London mate.
(When Jed finds a ukelele in Ade's flat and begins to play it)
Ade: Bought it at a charity auction, belonged to George Harrison at one time, apparently.
George Harrison is a famous musician who was a member of The Beatles, he played guitar and sung on many of the songs. He was also a lover of the ukelele and played it regular. He was a friend of Jimmy Nail's.
Ade: The punters seem to like their heroes kinda tatty and rugged-looking. Wille Nelson for instance, what does he look like?
Ade is referring to Willie Nelson who is a famous American country singer who has also starrred in films and written poems.