In the 'finales' Patty Maynard uses the alias 'Mrs. Mortimer'. This is a reference to original motel owner, and star of Crossroads, Meg.
Also in the 'finales' one of the guests staying at the hotel is a Mr. Hope. Hope was the sir name of legendary Crossroads character, Tish.
Angel's mother was due to appear in Mark Three had the axe not fallen. Furthermore she would have been played by Liz Smith
The opening and closing line of the 5000th episode was "Crossroads Hotel, how can I help you?". Jill spoke a smilar line in the very first episode of Crossroads "Crossroads Motel, good evening, How can I help you". However, over the years the line has been misquoted and the good evening disappeared.
After introducing Angel's mother her name was briefly changed from Patty to Clarissa but changed back after Clarissa was as well liked as Patty.
In the King's Beat the character of Rubie Lenton was a reference to the home of Mark Two and Three (Lenton Lane) and the 40th anniversary of Crossroads.
Chloe Royle was originally only to appear in two episodes. Instead she went on to become a regular character.
Still on Chloe her original sir-name was Atkins, a reference to popular Bad Girl character Yvonne Atkins. This was dropped in favour of Royle after the introduction of her mother.
Early ideas for storylines included a serial killer hitting Crossroads. The idea was briefly resurrected for Season Three/Four but was also dropped in favour of other ways of writing out characters.
Other unsued storylines include a bus crash at the start of Season Three that would have killed ten characters!
In the special "For Love and For Passion" the flashbacks to the 1970's feature Fairlawns, Crossroads main rival in King's Oak during the original series.
Angel, Patty and Kate all mention Crossroads was once a Motel and owned by Meg. Stan Harvey, Sandy Richardson and Jill's other son, Matthew, were also mentioned.
The King's Beat regularly refers to the nearby towns of Heathbury, Merryfields and Castlewhich. While Heathbury was mentioned during Mark Two and Three the other towns were forgotten.
The Stag Pub, featured towards the end of Mark One, has been featured in several episodes of The King's Beat.
Character last names in The King's Beat are references to popular characters from The Bill.
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