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Factual error: Moving vehicles with officers inside are not saluted except when the car is an official one displaying the flag of a general officer. (00:13:55)

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Point Of Origin - S1-E8

Character mistake: When Ginnifer Goodwin leaves the supermarket to go the parking garage, the green sign says 1 hour parking Customer's Only. It should say Customers Only, without the apostrophe.

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Factual error: The Deputy Chief Constable wears the rank insignia of the lower rank of Assistant Chief Constable. She also wears her medal ribbons in the wrong order: Diamond Jubilee Medal, Golden Jubilee Medal and Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The Golden Jubilee Medal should actually be worn first.

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The Rabbit Hole - S1-E2

New this week Factual error: Alice and Kate's little reunion underwater is disrupted by policemen that fire at them, and one of the shots reaches the transport truck, ignites it and makes it explode. The scene is baffling; forgetting the complete disregard for fellow policemen in the vehicle, how would bullets have enough strength to penetrate into an armored truck deep underwater, reach a critical weak point from that angle (the truck is upright, they should be barely get to shoot the roof of it) and still underwater cause inside the completely immersed vehicle a spark that would ignite fuel and make the whole truck explode? (00:31:45)

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The English Job - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: One moment Frankie takes out two shot glasses and a bottle and starts to pour. She pours maybe one-fourth of one glass. The very next shot, both glasses are filled. (00:03:35)

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A Single Piece Was Lost - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When the Gruenaks attack the Scientist a puppeteer is visible to the right of one of the Gruenaks, just before it grabs the bird cage and throws it onto the Scientist's head. (00:28:18)

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Maybe I'm Crazy - S1-E2

Factual error: When Judy gets home and the key isn't working she looks at her iPhone and sees a long list of calls to Steve's mobile phone. This is wrong. IPhone just shows the name once per day and the number of calls in between brackets.

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Rallying to Keep the Game Alive - S1-E4

New this month Audio problem: When the couple is having dinner there's a shot from behind him saying "but you're right." The movement of his jaw and mouth are totally out of sync.

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Hard Times - S1-E3

Factual error: Aziraphale cites the only prophecy from Agnes Nutter that he could find as one for 1972, "do not buy Betamax" (a reference to the home video format war). Betamax was only launched in 1975 starting in Japan, so this advice wouldn't be of any use until 1976. (And these prophecies were completely, even ludicrously accurate, so that excludes any explanation that she was simply a few years off, because she was never wrong). (00:19:10)

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Good for the Soul - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Elisabeth Shue is talking to Homelander by her car. As she gets her baby out of the car, she says "can we please just talk later" and has a muslin hanging over her right shoulder, turns around, and from the reverse angle the muslin is bundled up in front of her, not over her shoulder at all. Then the angle changes again and it's back where it was before.

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Open Wide, O Earth - S1-E3

Other mistake: Legasov is told that a 30km zone will be evacuated, shown as an ill-founded cabinet decision. Legasov himself proposes a 200km zone. At the end of the episode, Legasov appeals to Gorbachev (General Secretary) and asks him to evacuate 2600 square kilometers. It's easy to check that this is a 29km radius circle, nothing like the 200km he proposed.

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Character mistake: At the police station when Damien Asante is reading the information on the computer about the hit and run, he says "On February 25, 2015 Christy Markus and her son were struck by a car. The driver kept going." If you look at the computer screen, the date of incident says February 25, 2018. (00:30:00)

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Factual error: Almost none of the senior police officers wear the correct medal ribbons. Brian Moore and Pat Geenty wear the Order of the British Empire, which neither had. Geenty wears the General Service Medal, for military service in Northern Ireland, although he was never in the armed forces. Moore does not wear the Queen's Police Medal, which he was awarded in 2009. Both wear the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2011, although it was not awarded until 2012. Andy Parker wears an unidentified ribbon (possibly intended to be the Queen's Police Medal, which he was awarded in 2010, but looking nothing like it) and the Golden Jubilee Medal, but does not wear the Diamond Jubilee Medal or the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to which he was also entitled. Mike Veale and Ray Hayward wear no medal ribbons at all, although both would be entitled to the Golden Jubilee Medal and Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (and Veale also to the Diamond Jubilee Medal after 2012).

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The Pattern Revealed - S1-E3

Other mistake: A Mexican pilot based in Ensenada is interviewed. He owns a 1983 Cessna 172 aircraft. When they show it in the air, it is a 2005 Cessna 182 based in San Antonio per the FAA database. A US registry aircraft would not be based in Mexico, owned by a Mexican pilot. (00:11:20)

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Most Likely to Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: A group of people are standing before a door with full glass inserts. It has a thought processor for access. Once the group defeats the processor, they open the doors. But the doors are now solid wood, not with a glass insert. (00:29:20)

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Factual error: An FBI briefer is talking about the hijacking of a passenger airliner. He calls it Flight 6175. The airplane has 6175 stenciled on the nose. Those are usually the last four digits of the airplane serial number, used by maintenance and dispatchers to designate a particular aircraft. It is not the flight number of any given trip. (00:04:45)

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Picture's Up - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the detective goes to retrieve the water bottle that Zach discards into the recycle bin, he picks it up with a napkin by the top. In the next shot, he is placing the bottle in a plastic bag top first, holding the bottle with the napkin by the bottom. (00:42:00)

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Continuity mistake: The mayor Bobby and Keri are talking in a restaurant. Flashback 5 years - the same man sits at two different tables in two different sequences. (00:13:35)

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Above the Knee - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Captain Dobbins has her Garrison cover tucked under the belt of her uniform overcoat with her rank insignia not displayed. In the next shots, the USMC emblem is displayed on her Garrison cover and rank insignia is displayed again. (00:25:05)

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Rip City Dicks - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Detective Hoffman is in Grey's bar when Grey serves him a drink with a cherry on a skewer. The cherry alternates between being down in the drink or up leaning on the rim of the glass.

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