The Changes (1975)

30 mistakes in season 1

Heartsease - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the first two shots of the witch hunt after they leave Peter's house there are ten men in the mob but in the next three shots there are only nine men in the mob.

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: In the final scene of episode 1 and the first scene of episode 2 when Nicky is talking to the old man, the cat siting on the man's lap changes position, as do the man's arms, every time the angle changes.

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A Pile of Stones - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Jonathan pours petrol around the schoolhouse before starting a fire, he is couching down and drops a match and the petrol ignites. The angle changes and Jonathan drops the match again and he is crouched down in a different position.

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A Pile of Stones - S1-E6

Other mistake: At the end of this episode when Jonathan and Nicky set off on horseback to the canal to board the tug boat "Heartsease" they leave late at night and arrive the next day. But in episodes 7 and 8 Margaret rides on horseback to Heartsease and home again, and the journey only takes a few minutes.

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The Bad Wires - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Nicky says she wants to get to France as soon as possible to find her parents you can see a vehicle moving in the distance.

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Witchcraft! - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Davy Gordon picks up a pitchfork and starts searching the barn you can see the lighting rig and a crew member reflected in the tractor windscreen.

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The Quarry - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: At the end of the penultimate scene when Nicky tells Jonathan that she wants to get back into the cavern to speak to Mr Furbelow, her hair is behind her shoulders and then falls in front of her left shoulder. The angle changes and her hair is in front of her right shoulder and behind her left.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the first scene when Nicky is doing her homework there is a horse ornament on the table in front of her which is in a different position with every shot.

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The Cavern - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: When Jonathan and Nicky are running out of the cavern during the rockfall a cabinet is knocked over by the vibration, but you can see that it is pushed over by someone with a stick.

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The Quarry - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Jonathan is reading Furbelow's diary. Nicky is standing next to him then sits down, in close up shots her hair is behind her left shoulder but in long shots her hair is over the front of her left shoulder.

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Lightning! - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Jonathan starts a fire on the front deck of the boat, but later on after the fire has been extinguished there is no fire damage on the deck.

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Heartsease - S1-E7

Plot hole: "The noise" is supposed to sound whenever anyone starts using machinery, but in this episode the tugboat's engine doesn't trigger the noise until it reaches the estuary in the next episode - the noise should have started the moment Jonathan started the engine.

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Heartsease - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Jonathan and Nicky are in the cabin of the tugboat sailing on the canal in the scene leading up to the jammed bridge, you can see reflections of crew members in the rear window of the cabin.

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Witchcraft! - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Davy Gordon is searching the barn he pushes the pitchfork between bales of hay causing Nicky to scream. The prongs on the end of the pitchfork are pointing down, but when the angle changes the prongs are pointing upwards.

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Hostages! - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Ajeet and Nicky are crouched behind the hedge outside the manor house. Nicky restrains Ajeet by putting her left hand on Ajeet's right shoulder and her right hand is on the ground, the angle changes and both Nicky's hands are on the lapels on Ajeet's coat and she pulls her down behind the hedge. Ajeet's hair plaits also change position.

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Hostages! - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Nicky is crouched down behind the wall, listening to the chief robber telling the villagers what his gang is going to do. One of the robbers throws a chain over the wall, nearly hitting her. Nicky ducks her head down to avoid the chain hitting her, but when the angle changes Nicky's head is upright and she ducks a second time, also she has moved back along the wall a little way.

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The Bad Wires - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: All the action in this episode takes place on the same day, but Nicky is first wearing a brown jumper, then when her and the Sikhs stop for a break Nicky is wearing a blue jumper, then later on she is wearing a black one, with the same grey skirt and blue anorak.

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The Bad Wires - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Sikhs turn their carts round after Nicky tells them not to go through the streets, the angle changes and Nicky and Kewal (in the green shirt) have changed positions. Also a blue Austin 1100 parked behind them appears and disappears between shots.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Nicky has been separated from her parents, Nicky and her father are walking the streets looking for each other. A horse and cart with lots of children on the cart and a line of children walking behind it goes past Nicky. She sees her father walking on the other side on the road, but when she walks behind the cart to cross the road, the camera angle changes, and the children have changed places in the line.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After he has destroyed the television Mr Gore tries to light his pipe. If you look outside you can see several cars parked outside the Gore's house, in the following scenes outside this house all the cars have gone. They couldn't have been driven after "the changes" had started.

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Witchcraft! - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: During Nicky's trial camera lights are reflected on the piano on stage and on the wall behind it.

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Witchcraft! - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Jonathan shuts the stable door the camera lights are reflected on it.

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The Bad Wires - S1-E2

Plot hole: During "the changes" people fear machinery, but the woman who pulls back her curtains to watch Nicky and the sikhs go past is wearing a watch.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The same extras can be seen several times throughout this episode in the chaos scenes in the city and when walking through the country roads to the coast.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sheila is walking down the steps to get to the boat, she stops walking when she feels a pain. The angle changes and the people walking behind her have changed position.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After dark when Nicky puts the candle in front of the clock to see what the time is, in the close up shot the items around the clock have changed position.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Factual error: When Mr Gore destroys the television set, it is obviously a prop, as when he breaks the screen there is no noise, in reality there would be a loud bang as there is a vacuum behind a TV screen of that era.

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Lightning! - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Davy Gordon and his mob are on the bridge and Davy is telling the mob about Nicky's trial, you can see a crew member holding onto the horse that Margaret will soon ride off on.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Nicky picks up the clock you can see the camera lights reflected in the glass.

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The Noise - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Nicky wakes up after falling asleep at the kitchen table, you can see the mike in the mirror behind her.

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