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12th Aug 2017

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Episode #3.3 - S3-E3

New this month Factual error: Tommy refers to Istanbul. It was always still called Constantinople in the West at that time and would be for several more years.

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12th Aug 2017

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Episode #3.5 - S3-E5

New this month Factual error: All of Tommy's former men salute him. As a sergeant-major and not an officer he would never be saluted. This is drummed into all soldiers and they'd never do it, even in civilian life. Not only is it against regulations, but many NCOs would take it as an insult.

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10th Aug 2017

Dunkirk (2017)

New this month Factual error: Commander Bolton addresses the rear-admiral by his full rank. In fact, he would undoubtedly just address him as "Admiral", the courteous form of address for all flag officers.

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9th Aug 2017

Dunkirk (2017)

New this month Factual error: Colonel Winnant wears a regimental cap badge. In fact, full colonels (as he is) and brigadiers have a different cap badge (a lion standing on a crown). It's not entirely beyond the realms of possibility that he would choose to continue to wear his old cap badge, but it would be very unusual (and completely against regulations).

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9th Aug 2017

Dunkirk (2017)

New this month Factual error: When asked whether he had a gun, Cillian Murphy says he had a .303. As an officer, he would have carried a pistol but not a rifle. It was not until later in the war that British officers began to carry weapons other than sidearms, and even then it was usually SMGs and not rifles.

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1st Aug 2017

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Episode #3.2 - S3-E2

New this month Factual error: Father Hughes says that Admiral Hall may be detained in the House of Lords. Admiral Hall, although knighted, was never ennobled and thus did not sit in the House of Lords.

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1st Aug 2017

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Episode #3.2 - S3-E2

New this month Factual error: Patrick Jarvis mentions Tbilisi. Nobody in Britain would have called the city by that name in 1924; it was still always referred to as Tiflis.

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24th Jul 2017

Fearless (2017)

Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

New this month Factual error: The senior police officer's name tag reads "Assistant Commissioner" but he wears the rank insignia of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

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13th Jul 2017

The Last Ship (2014)

Shanzhai - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Doc Rios says he can hardly see anything without his glasses. In this episode, still without his glasses, he looks out of the hut window and describes the compound beyond in detail.

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13th Jul 2017

The Last Ship (2014)

Season 3 generally

Factual error: Commander Garnett, previously the chief engineer, becomes executive officer and starts wearing the line officers' star above her rank rings. This does not happen. An engineer is not trained to command a ship.

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13th Jul 2017

The Last Ship (2014)

Shanzhai - S3-E3

Plot hole: Chandler chooses Granderson as his XO over Cameron Burk, partly because Burk made an error of judgement and partly as Granderson has been with him since the beginning. However, he completely overlooks the navigator, Lt Mejia, who is a highly competent officer who has also been with him since the beginning and has considerable seniority over Granderson (but is a recurring character as opposed to being on the main cast). While much is made of Burk being demoted, nobody says a word about Mejia being passed over.

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13th Jul 2017

The Secret Agent (2016)

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Factual error: The policeman in Greenwich Park wears the divisional letter 'S'. Greenwich was covered by R Division.

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13th Jul 2017

The Secret Agent (2016)

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Factual error: The railway tickets just say "Kent to Greenwich" instead of specifying the actual station where they were bought as they would have done.

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20th Jun 2017

Jamestown (2017)

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Factual error: The settlers prepare to burn Verity at the stake as a witch. Witches were never burned in England or her colonies; they were hanged.

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12th Jun 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

Factual error: When Steve gets dressed after bathing in the pool he zips up his fly. The film is set during the First World War. The zip was not used on clothing until 1925 and did not become common on flies until long after that.

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12th Jun 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

Factual error: The word "intel", used several times, is first recorded in 1961. It certainly wasn't in use in 1918.

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12th Jun 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

Character mistake: While posing as Steve's driver, Sameer refers to him as a colonel. He is actually wearing captain's epaulettes.

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12th Jun 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

Other mistake: Field Marshal Haig is listed in the credits as Field Marshall Haig. This spelling (with two Ls) is only ever a surname, not a rank or job title.

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28th May 2017

Homeland (2011)

Season 5 generally

Factual error: Throughout the season, it is the BND who run security investigations within Germany. The BND is the German external intelligence service. The internal security service, who would actually be running these investigations, is the BfV. Neither service has a power of arrest, which BND agents exercise on at least two occasions during the season. If they need to arrest somebody then they must call in the Bundespolizei (as they do correctly at other times).

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12th May 2017

Jekyll & Hyde (2015)

The Heart of Lord Trash - S1-E10

Factual error: Bulstrode refers to Elizabeth I. Since it's the 1930s, there's only been one Queen Elizabeth. She didn't become Elizabeth I until Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in 1952.

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12th May 2017

Jekyll & Hyde (2015)

The Heart of Lord Trash - S1-E10

Factual error: In the prologue, Captain Dance wears two and half rings of braid around his cuff. A British Army captain, which uniform he wears, wore two rings.

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8th May 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Factual error: The facility raided at the end is referred to as belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Although Churchill held the post of Minister of Defence, the ministry itself was not created until 1946.

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8th May 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Show generally

Factual error: Although he is openly an SD officer, Huth does not wear the SD insignia on his cuff.

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8th May 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Other mistake: A major plot point is the rivalry between the Wehrmacht and the SS, who refuse to work together. After the explosion at the cemetery, it is the Wehrmacht who are explicitly described as rounding up and interning suspected resistance fighters, with the SS not being party to it. However, when Archer visits the internment camp, most of the staff are wearing SS uniform.

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3rd May 2017

Little Boy Blue (2017)

Show generally

Factual error: ACC Pat Gallan wears the ribbon of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was issued in 2012. Her medals would be correct for 2017 when the series was made, but not 2007 when it is set.

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6th Apr 2017

Fury (2014)

Other mistake: The credits list "Young SS Trouper" instead of "Trooper."

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4th Apr 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Factual error: Dunn says he's researched at the British Library. It wasn't called that until 1973. Before then it was the British Museum Library and always referred to either as that or simply as the British Museum.

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4th Apr 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Show generally

Factual error: Huth does not wear his Knight's Cross correctly. It should be suspended below the collar, not attached high on the collar as his is.

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4th Apr 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Show generally

Factual error: Gruppenf├╝hrer Springer wears the rank insignia of a Brigadef├╝hrer, the rank below.

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31st Mar 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Archer is at various times described as chief superintendent (a rank which wasn't introduced until 1949), superintendent and inspector. Nobody, including him, seems to know what his actual rank is.

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