Nolly refers to the real-life Noelene Gordon, played by Helena Bonham Carter, the star of the soap opera Crosswords which in its original run, ran between 1964 and 1988.
The first episode leads into Nolly infamous sacking from the series.
Quite interesting these events and how Nolly reacts to her sacking.
A surprising moment when Nolly in a phone conversation with her agent Michael Summerton (Max Brown) remarking that he was once a Dalek.
Summerton was indeed an operator of the Daleks in Doctor Who and this is coincidental to the fact that Nolly is written Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies.