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Fatal Dose - musical references (and a few others)


For copyright reasons song lyrics haven't been exactly quoted, although some song titles have been mentioned.
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Chapter 2
Chapter 4


Dr Durbridge


Francis Durbridge wrote some outstanding thrillers in the 1960s
The school Billy Bunter attended
Chapter 4
He had a list…They’d none of them be missed
The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Chapter 4
Chapter 11
The Bannisters send their regards
Game of Thrones (Lannisters)
Overton Windows
The Overton Window describes the range of government polices deemed acceptable. In recent years it has been moving rightwards in most countries
Chapter 26
Edwards and Biggs, estate agents
Surnames of two of the Great Train Robbers
Chapter 27
Chapter 36
Chapter 36
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 46
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 52
Sign on the door…he wanted to be sure
Stairway to heaven – Led Zeppelin
Terry Cole
Minder  – Terry McCann and George Cole
Mrs McGinty
Agatha Christie murder victim
Station Officer Alderton
John Alderton voiced the Fireman Sam TV series
Peter Dalgleish
Roy Marsden played a fire investigator in New Tricks and P.D. James’ Adam Dalgleish
Arnolds Lane
Arnold Layne by the Pink Floyd
Keep buggering on
Phrase attributed to Winston Churchill
Sergeant Winwood, Traffic Division
Steve Winwood – founder member of Traffic
Bat out of hell
Song by Meatloaf
Father McKenzie
Laverty’s Refrigeration
Line of Duty – Jackie Laverty’s body was kept in a freezer
Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles
Chapter 59
Chapter 64
Chapter 66
Gary Callaghan
Dirty Harry – Callahan
Operation Lucy
Lucy in the sky with diamonds by the Beatles (LSD)
Mistletoe and wine
Song by Cliff Richard
Chapter 80
Single ladies
Song by Beyonce
Chapter 82
Chapter 87
Chapter 93
Chapter 97
Chapter 97
Chapter 97
Chapter 97
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 107
Chapter 111
Chapter 111
Mrs Trellis
Character in I’m sorry I haven’t a clue
Grateful Dead
US rock band
Ace of Spades Cafe
Song by Motörhead
White rabbit
Song by the Jefferson Airplane
Freaking Merlot
Line from the film Sideways (I will not drink fucking merlot)
Scottish heavy metal band
Denim and leather
Song by Saxon
John Regan
John Thaw played Jack Regan in The Sweeney
No more heroes
Song by The Stranglers
Angus Johnson
Communication breakdown
Angus Young and Brian Johnson – members of AC/DC
Song by Led Zeppelin
Something in the way he moved
Something by the Beatles
Australian song
Waltzing Matilda
Loretta Martin suite
Get back by the Beatles – “sweet Loretta…” Also Richard (Ringo) Starkey and George Harrison
Chapter 116
Dr Fox
Emilia Fox plays Dr Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness
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