LTiH Opening credits

What’s written underneath Cast names in the Opening Credits


Whilst rewatching this show for the nth time, we started to wonder about the squiggles which appear underneath each actor/actress’s names in the opening credits. So we took a screencap of the credits page, magnified it many times, squinted like mad and found out that the squiggles were actually dates – just the day and month but not the year. (See pic above.)

They looked like birthdays, which isn’t surprising since the opening credits were meant to reflect a family chart of sorts. But are they birthdays for the actors/actresses in question or for the characters they play? When we discussed this matter on Twitter, eagle-eyed MaryH pointed out that both Gillian’s and Caroline’s birthday should be 12 January. The opening credits do not seem to reflect that. So we checked it against each actor’s IMDb or Wikipedia pages to see if they were indeed birthdays for the actors and actresses in question.

We posted a request on Twitter for confirmation as to whether those dates were actual birthdays for the actors/actresses in question and got a response from Karen Lewis, one of the producers for this show. You can see the answer in tweets below.

Tweets re Credits & Birthdays

Ed’s Note : This item was originally posted under LTiH Series 1 Fun Stuff in November 2012.

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