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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

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Factual error: At least two characters wear the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, which wasn't issued until 2012. The series is set in 1965.

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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

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Factual error: Major Markham is consistently referred to as the CO (Commanding Officer). As a company commander, he is actually the OC (Officer Commanding). In the British Army, CO is a title reserved for the commanders of battalion-sized units.

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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

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Factual error: Sergeant Baxter seems to be the senior NCO of the company. There appear to be no company sergeant major or staff sergeants. This is very odd, but particularly odd in the Royal Military Police, which is very NCO-heavy.

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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

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Factual error: The Royal Military Police's main job is to police the army. The show depicts them as a general security unit. Weirdly, when soldiers are shown guarding the prison and the courthouse, which would be an RMP job, they are not RMP.

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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

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Factual error: The RMP cap badge is completely wrong. It actually features the Royal Cypher (ERII), not the letters RMP as depicted. It is also considerably smaller.

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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Factual error: The soldier who shoots Yusra's father is listed on the credits as "Royal Scotch Guard." There is no such thing. There are two regiments: the Scots Guards and the Royal Scots. The soldier was actually a member of the latter, as correctly described in the dialogue.

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2nd Mar 2018

The Last Post (2017)

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Factual error: The catalogue of errors made by the SAS team (e.g. being caught out in the open, not posting a watch, not using cover) would be unlikely to be made by an ordinary trained infantryman, let alone an elite special forces unit.

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22nd Jan 2018

Ned Kelly (2003)

Factual error: The film implies that Ned Kelly and his friends only became criminals after being harassed by the police. In fact, they had a long history of criminality, bushranging and animal rustling before being declared outlaws.

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22nd Jan 2018

Ned Kelly (2003)

Factual error: In the film, many hostages and policemen are killed and wounded in the final shootout at Glenrowan. In actual fact, two hostages (Martin Cherry and John Jones) were killed and two more wounded, and on the police side only Superintendent Hare, an Aboriginal tracker and a civilian volunteer were wounded. There was no travelling circus present.

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22nd Jan 2018

Happy Valley (2014)

Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The police force in the series is consistently described as the Yorkshire Police, a fictional force (and its name and crest are shown numerous times). However, when the detective superintendent is being interviewed on TV, the on-screen caption says he is from the West Yorkshire Police, the real force that covers the area.

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22nd Jan 2018

Happy Valley (2014)

Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The district commander wears the rank insignia of a chief superintendent up until the final episode, when he suddenly appears with the insignia of the lower rank of superintendent.

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22nd Jan 2018

Happy Valley (2014)

Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Factual error: Catherine is told she's been recommended for the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry. This has not been awarded since 1977, when it was replaced by the Queen's Gallantry Medal, which is still awarded.

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21st Jan 2018

Emmerdale (1972)

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Factual error: 12/01/2018: DS Benton tells Moira that a body has been found in a harbour near Prague. Prague is a land-locked city in a land-locked country about 200 miles from the nearest coastline.

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21st Jan 2018

John Carter (2012)

Factual error: Carter's war record says he won the Southern Cross of Honor during the American Civil War. While this medal was authorised, it was never actually awarded.

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Suggested correction: John Carter isn't a real person either. This is science fiction, not a historical documentary.

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19th Jan 2018

Darkest Hour (2017)

Factual error: The King does not wear pilot's wings above the rank lace on his left sleeve. Photos show that he always wore them, as he was a qualified military pilot.

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19th Jan 2018

Darkest Hour (2017)

Factual error: Neville Chamberlain is described as chairman of the Conservative Party. He was actually party leader. Party chairman is a separate post, which was held at that time by Sir Douglas Hacking.

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Factual error: Poirot refers to the senior police officer in Jerusalem as the Chief Inspector of Police and implies that he commands the police in Jerusalem. The Palestine Police had no rank of Chief Inspector. The three stars worn by the officer were the insignia of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, the entry-level rank for gazetted officers. The head of the Jerusalem police was a District Superintendent of Police, two ranks higher. As Poirot is famously a stickler for detail, it's certainly not a character mistake.

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Factual error: Both the Yugoslav police officers Poirot is speaking to at the end are black. The chances of a black person serving in the Yugoslav police in the 1930s were zero.

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Factual error: Brod railway station is not (and never was) an isolated railway station with mountains behind it. No mountains are visible from it but the town and fortress are nearby and easily visible from the station.

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Factual error: The chefs on the Orient Express in the movie are female. Women did not work as chefs in the 1930s and none of the train crew would have been female in any case.

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