Did You Know?
The first scene after the opening credits of this episode, the first of Season 2, sets the tone for the self-parody that permeates the entire story. Eddie Charles is in a hospital bed, eyes bandaged after cosmetic surgery. The character was played in Season 1 by Jeff Joseph
, and has now been replaced by Dorien Wilson
for the rest of the series. Eddie (the character) delivers lines that could be interpreted as the actor commenting off-camera about his own replacement. The doctor removes the bandages from his eyes, and he takes a look in the mirror. "Martin", he says to his friend Martin Tupper, "do I look different to you? . . . I don't look changed, somehow?" Martin thinks it over: "A little younger, maybe." See more
Sir Roland Moorecock
It will give me the opportunity to see how pale and flabby your bodies are in swimming attire.