Continuity mistake: When Billy Connolly and his on screen brother have just been for a swim, they are drying themselves off on shore. Just to the left of his brother you can clearly see someone windsurfing in the background - not bad for the late 19th century.
Factual error: The queen's maid tells Brown that the queen is currently reading 'Lord Tennyson.' That would be difficult in 1864, as Tennyson did not accept a peerage until the early 1880s.
John Brown: We were due in at 1.15. You're late.
Title Card: Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, at the age of eighteen.
Title Card: At twenty she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. It was one of the happiest royal marriages in history.
Title Card: When he died from typhoid in 1861, she was inconsolable.
John Brown: You tell Her Majesty that if her husband were here he'd tell her to get out of the house and get some air into her lungs.
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