Classic Who // SJA Parallels Part 32
In this scene, Jo references the Unit Dating Controversy, which has been a source of great speculation and debate among fans. The various relationships between members of UNIT were contradictory and it was difficult at time to figure out who was with whom. As Jo was one of the longer serving members of UNIT, she experienced this more than Sarah Jane and recalled more incidents.
Classic Who // SJA Parallels Part 29
The newspaper gives the date as 23 November 2010, the anniversary of the date that the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast.
When the inspector questions Sarah Jane, a page of her confidential UNIT file is visible on screen. The text is taken from the BBC’s UNIT website and includes the in-joke that UNIT’s activities span “the sixties, the seventies and some would say the eighties.” This is the first on-screen reference in SJA (and indeed the entire Doctor Who TV franchise) to the UNIT dating controversy.