Dr. Hobson's mistaking "Mouse" for "Morse" also happened in an episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme, "The News Quiz", broadcast on 21st November, 1997, when politician Roy Hattersley misread author Alan Coren's scribbled crib sheet.
Rudyard Kipling is referenced twice. The title of the episode, "The Way Through the Woods," is the title of a Kipling poem. Also, the Kipling poem "If" is qouted touchingly by Lewis: "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same." And it indeed appears above the players entrance to Center Court at Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.