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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)

12th May 2017

Jekyll & Hyde (2015)

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)

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)

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)

4th Apr 2017

SS-GB (2016)

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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31st Mar 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Other mistake: The German officer in the pub is described in the credits as an unteroffizier (corporal or, generically, NCO). He actually wears the uniform of an oberleutnant (lieutenant), a commissioned officer.

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31st Mar 2017

SS-GB (2016)

Show generally

Factual error: The constables working at Scotland Yard are wearing the divisional letter 'S'. 'S' Division covered North West London, including Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green. Its men wouldn't have been anywhere near Scotland Yard.

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23rd Mar 2017

Jekyll & Hyde (2015)

The Incubus - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: In episode 5, it was established that there is no road to the Jezequiel house. Robert and Max had to leave their car in the village and walk across the fields to the house. In this episode, however, Robert drives his car right up to the house with no problem.

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8th Mar 2017

Roots (2016)

Part 3 - S1-E3

Factual error: At the picnic, a woman says she is going to New York by train. It is 1828. Railway passenger service in the United States did not begin until 1830 and it would not be possible to travel from North Carolina to New York until some years after that.

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8th Mar 2017

The Halcyon (2017)

Show generally

Factual error: Toby joins the War Office, handles statistics for the RAF (an Air Ministry job) and then is suddenly said to be working for the Admiralty, but still in the same office in which he has been working since the beginning of the war. These were three completely separate ministries with separate buildings. Civil servants joined one or the other.

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8th Mar 2017

The Halcyon (2017)

Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Factual error: In 1940, all the Americans are leaving London on transatlantic flights. Although the first commercial transatlantic flights began in 1939, they were suspended on the outbreak of war. Real commercial transatlantic service did not begin until after the war.

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8th Mar 2017

The Halcyon (2017)

8th Mar 2017

The Halcyon (2017)

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Factual error: Billy is called up into a specific unit of the Royal Artillery. This didn't happen. He would first have been sent to a Royal Artillery training depot and only after training would he have been assigned to a unit.

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