Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

21st Jan 2018

Emmerdale (1972)

Show generally

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.

Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

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

Phixius Premium member

It's still a valid point that he has a decoration that was never awarded. It's mostly science fiction, but the parts that take place in the real world are supposed to take place in the real world.

Necrothesp

I think you're missing the point. The medal could have been awarded during that time, but no real person actually was awarded it. There's nothing preventing someone from being awarded it, and John Carter, as a fictional character, was awarded the medal. It would only be a mistake if they showed a real person who actually existed be awarded the medal or if the medal was never commissioned at that time.

Bishop73

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.

Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

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.

Necrothesp

Factual error: The Orient Express had a restaurant coach, four sleeping coaches and two baggage cars, and carried 58 passengers, far larger than the train depicted. There was a conductor always on duty in every sleeping coach and they worked shifts, so more than four would be carried; it's stated that Michel is the only conductor on board.

Necrothesp

17th Nov 2017

Himmel und Hölle (2017)

Show generally

Factual error: Johann Eck is dressed as a cardinal and Albrecht von Brandenburg addresses him as "Your Eminence" and kisses his ring. In reality, Eck was not a cardinal. Albrecht, however, was. It should be Eck showing deference to him, not vice versa. Albrecht was also only thirty, half the age of the actor playing him.

Necrothesp

27th Oct 2017

Ripper Street (2012)

Occurrence Reports - S5-E6

Factual error: Everyone celebrates the beginning of the new century at midnight on 31 December 1899. In fact, the beginning of the 20th century was celebrated (correctly) at midnight on 31 December 1900. In those days people still knew that a decade (and a century) begins with a year 1, not a year 0.

Necrothesp

27th Oct 2017

Ripper Street (2012)

A Last Good Act - S5-E5

Factual error: Chief Inspector Abberline's warrant card is signed by Commissioner Leonard Dunning. No Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police had this name or anything like it.

Necrothesp

26th Oct 2017

Victoria (2016)

The Luxury of Conscience - S2-E8

Factual error: Drummond's assassin is said to have been a farmer who was angry about the repeal of the Corn laws. He was actually Daniel M'Naghten, a woodturner who was found not guilt by reason of insanity and was under the delusion he was being persecuted by the Tory Party. Drummond did not take a bullet for Peel. Peel was not with him at the time. M'Naghten mistook him for Peel as he left Peel's house and shot him in the back.

Necrothesp

26th Oct 2017

Victoria (2016)

The King Over the Water - S2-E7

Factual error: When Victoria and Albert visited Blair Atholl in 1844 (actually two years before the events depicted in the previous episode, which occurred in 1846), the Duke of Atholl was mad and locked away in a London townhouse, as he had been for 46 years. The man who hosted them and is depicted by the 70-year-old Denis Lawson was actually his nephew and heir, Lord Glenlyon, who was then only 30 and succeeded his uncle as duke in 1846.

Necrothesp

26th Oct 2017

Victoria (2016)

Season 2 generally

Factual error: Edward Drummond, Sir Robert Peel's private secretary, is several times seen sitting next to him in the House of Commons. Drummond was a civil servant, never a Member of Parliament.

Necrothesp

26th Oct 2017

Victoria (2016)

22nd Oct 2017

The 4400 (2004)

20th Oct 2017

Victoria (2016)

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