Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Factual error: Phryne and Dot are sitting at the dining room table looking over a collection of paperback books. Paperback books only came into being in 1936. It took time for books to appear globally in that format.

Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Other mistake: In this episode set in 1928, a character reads from a 1908 magazine, featuring on the opposite page an ad for an event set to happen in 1930. (00:26:30)

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Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: It is revealed that the ghost apparitions come through thanks to projection over falling sand, but that's not the trick used in the actual movie shoot: no sand is falling and accumulating on the floor in the last ghost apparition (when we can see the floor for a while) and in the second apparition (to Miss Fisher backstage) the line of sand was in the wrong direction for it to act as screen.

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Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Factual error: Miss Fisher and Dot browse several issues of Table Talk, an actual Australian publication from the era depicted, and with the exact same font for the header. The cover layout is not at all like the original (it's contemporary and sexier) and they obviously glued newly printed covers to modern paperback magazines, because the actual Table Talk had very limited foliage (around 24 pages) while the magazines shown here are one inch thick. Moreover, a "June 15 1908" edition is mentioned, which was a Monday. Table Talk was a Thursday magazine.

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Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Miss Fisher serves a dumpling to Dot and is complimented by Lin about her dexterity with chopsticks, which she is holding in two different ways between shots. Not just that, but when she asks about "the skirmish" a few moments later, the chopsticks become a cup. (00:13:00)

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Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Character mistake: The general idea in the first part of the scene with Dot and Miss Fisher at the balcony would be that she is so flustered by the handsome actor, she was wearing her binoculars backwards. But Ashleigh Cummings is in fact at first looking through the binoculars the proper way, then turns them around, and puts them the wrong way. (00:05:00)

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Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Miss Fisher is in his friend's office. He gets the five minute call, marked by a conspicuous jump in continuity as he was standing by a chair, and now is leaning against it with his hand at the top of the back. (00:04:00)

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Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Miss Fisher takes the slip of paper off the victim's sleeve, she holds it by the right side in the close-up, left side in the previous and following shot. (00:09:50)

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Answer: Louisa's watch was broken during the struggle to get away from her attacker.

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