Death in Paradise

Dark Memories - S7-E7

Other mistake: The victim is said to have died between 10 and 11 but the neighbour put his bins out at midnight and heard the fight.

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Factual error: Marie is a female name. Therefore, the island should be Sainte Marie, not Saint.

Written in Murder - S7-E3

Plot hole: The author uses a typewriter and avoids technology. His fake identity was built on a laptop kept on another island. But in the big reveal, her guilt is predicated on her having seen the laptop to find out he was leaving her.

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Lost Identity - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Mary is writing on the whiteboard at the hospital, the word "killed" changes style between shots. (00:31:40)

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Murder from Above - S7-E1

Character mistake: A computer display of currency transactions shows the word "withdrawal" spelled as "withdrawl." (It is also spelled correctly higher up on the display). (00:25:05)

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Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: An outside shot of the shack on the beach has louvre doors with glass on the right middle door and louvres on the left. As Ben Miller closes the doors, the inside shot has glass in the middle of both doors. (00:28:00)

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Murder in the Polls - S6-E8

Plot hole: When we see the murder happen in flashback, the killer stabs the victim wearing no gloves whatsoever, nor wipes the handle. In a very sportsman conduct, the victim also decides not to literally scream bloody murder as he gets stabbed, nor make any sort of sudden, noise inducing movement that would have instantly exposed what was happening. He gives their killer, apparently, all the time to go back to their accomplice before Catherine notices the blood pouring on the floor - how rude of him to silently bleed all over the booth without cleaning after himself. (00:41:45)

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Murder in the Polls - S6-E8

Plot hole: The murder happens where and when it happens because the candidate "is a very busy man", and apparently then the best course of action to kill him is doing it while he is casting his vote. At this operation, involving the other 2 candidates for the role, there is no press nor any normal voter, for no reason - not safety since Dwayne was not expected. Had they introduced the rich Victor Pearce as some sort of mobster surrounded by bodyguards, it would have been an acceptable plot idea, but the guy travels with his son as sole member of the staff and nothing about his characterization leads the viewer to believe that the only chance to murder him is for a rotund 62 years old lady in clogs to perform a Metal Gear stunt sneaking in undetected while a priest is facing the other way for 5 seconds and pray that nobody else shows up at the voting booth and all the others are taking their time to put a cross on a piece of paper.

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In the Footsteps of a Killer - S6-E7

Plot hole: Spoiler. The killer needs to get rid of two women. One is his mistress that he just dumped and is acting psychotic about it, the other is his wife. He kills the wife and makes it look like it was his mistress to murder her. So she goes to jail, where she will die two years later due to pneumonia...and in all this time, she never once says anything about the affair! He has been extraordinarily lucky, because had she said anything, and she had absolutely no reason not to in her circumstances, the case would have not been so open-and-close, they would have considered the idea that he could have been an accomplice, but even assuming the past detective (which DI Richard Poole called a good detective) was a total fool, at the very least Jack and his team would have found a trace of this controversial alleged affair in the files and solved the case much earlier. But no, the plan was to send his mistress to jail and that somehow made her cease to be a threat to him, when instead she'd have been much more dangerous to him.

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In the Footsteps of a Killer - S6-E7

Plot hole: Somehow, Jack is so lax in his investigation that he does not ask any detail about the sales representative supposedly the husband had an affair with and that he ended (which could have very well been a suspect nobody considered before, since he ended the relationship to stay with his wife...had she existed, but Jack can't know that he's lying!), but has acquired DNA from Ian Matlock to run an overnight test on the hair sample (which we have to assume was complete with follicles and still in test shape after 8 years in a bag).

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Man Overboard: Part 2 - S6-E6

Plot hole: The big locked room mystery is such only because the detectives build it up as one; they don't make any remark about the fact that the door can be locked from inside without the need of a key, they don't check the door frame or the lock (which would have revealed that it was bashed open while unlocked) and they do not even consider for a moment the idea that someone could have made a copy of the keys, which is the first thing anyone would have assumed. Not just that; nobody on the floor who has been working at the bank for years says anything about some cleaning lady they haven't ever seen before and that happens to be the first respondant to the murder.

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Episode #4.1 - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Dwayne realises that he did not ask the cute girl's name, and looks at her now far away. Something is wrong with this shot of Jos├ęphine Jobert and her derriere; walking down the same street there's the same couple that is having a drink right next to Dwayne (his black shirt with colourful drawings is not exactly hard to miss). (00:20:50)

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Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Plot hole: Leon Hamilton is the most hated man in Sainte Marie, with over 900 people on the island conned by him. Yet exactly one person in the whole island knows how he looks like, every newspaper and website never ever published a picture of him even during the very public trial when they were trying to get their thousands of dollars back nor publish an archive picture after his death.

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Episode #3.5 - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When driving to the crime scene, the vehicles seen in the wing mirror are constantly appearing and disappearing instantly.

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Episode #3.3 - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The "E" that Humphry attaches to the whiteboard on a post it note changes design between shots. (00:14:30)

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Episode #2.7 - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Fidel and Dwayne arrive at the place where Camille and Richard are hiding for the hurricane, they can open the doors without a problem, whereas Camille and Richard had taken great care of locking the doors from the inside.

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Episode #1.7 - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When the guitarist punches the bass player in the face you can see him miss. (00:50:02)

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Episode #1.7 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Solly is at the start with a trickle of blood running down his face from his temple to the jaw line. However when we see Solly get killed, he is lying on his back so the blood should trickle towards to the back of his neck.

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Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Diane is reading the prenup, the envelope goes from the middle of the papers to the top then the bottom without being moved. (00:33:55)

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Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Camille circles Adam on the whiteboard the circle is complete, however a few seconds later it's half rubbed out. (00:37:46)

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A Personal Murder - S5-E4

DI Humphrey Goodman: If I am gonna woo the ladies with my culinary skills, I think I need to invest in a cookery book.
DS Florence Cassell: I don't know. Maybe turning on the oven would be a good start.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Yes. The devil is in the detail.
(00:24:50)

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Dark Memories - S7-E7

Trivia: Spoiler; In this episode, for the first time the suspect (and eventual culprit) is not present for the ending confrontation, with a chance he'd get away with murder. The actor playing Samuel Palmer, Larrington Walker, died before the finale could be filmed.

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Question: Why did the cord on the wall phone in the police station change from straight in the early episodes to coiled later?

Answer: There's probably no particular reason. Sets and props on long-running TV shows often change as needed and for various reasons throughout a series run.

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