Stephen Poliakoff is renowned for television series with intricate relationships between the characters. I may have discovered an extra layer in the first episode of Close to the Enemy. It happened when I saw the credits, where the first name on the list was Lotte Koehler played by Lucy Ward. Now, it so happens that there was also a character named Lucy, played by Ciara Charteris. She is introduced by Alfred Molina in his role as Harold Lindsay-Jones with the words ‘This is my ward, Lucy.’
Obviously a coincidence. But a nice one.