Eastenders

Eastenders (1985)

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Other mistake: When Lucy is in the cafe watching the mother and her children, the mother repeats the same dialogue.

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Continuity mistake: On the episode dating 22nd January 2010, when Peggy is telling Roxy off for firing Tracey, they are in the kitchen. Roxy then turns to walk downstairs, and her ponytail is high and bouncy. Then, two seconds later, when she is visible again, her ponytail is low and messy.

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Factual error: When Cindy wanted a hitman to kill Ian she looks in the yellow pages to find one. Surely the police and the makers of the yellow pages would have been alerted if a hitman agency wants to advertise itself in the yellow pages?

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Continuity mistake: When Kelly and Zoe are freezing on the Scottish Highlands together against the burnt out minibus, Zoe's lips change colour back and forth through out the scene. It does from hypothermia blue to nice and pink just before Zoe and Kelley kiss.

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Visible crew/equipment: The episode where Lisa is running away with Mel. (The episode where Steve dies) There is a scene where Lisa and Mel are panicking at a bus stop, Mel hails a Taxi. When the Taxi stops, you can see the WHOLE crew in the Taxis reflection. Cameraman, soundman, equipment etc.

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Factual error: When Barry dies in the Scottish Highlands, Janine has him cremated. However, she manages to get back to Walford in roughly 4 days, no police force would allow for a body to be cremated 4 days after death, especially with an unknown circumstance of death. Also it would look very suspicious that the widow was so keen to get her husband cremated, slowing the police force down even more.

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Revealing mistake: Episode Aired 12th December. In the laundrette a shelf had fallen off the wall and Dot Cotton needed someone to fix it. You could see the wall was false, as every time Dot touched the shelf, the wall was wobbling. Later same episode Martin Fowler fixed the shelf he said something like "the wall will fall down before the shelf does" - very true.

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Audio problem: In a recent episode where Jane is moving into Ian's place, she accidentally knocks over Ian's daughter's clay vase she made. When you hear the crash, it sounds something like glass shattering on tiles, but it's clay that has fallen on a carpet.

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Visible crew/equipment: April 14th 2006: When Phil opens the door to get out of the Range Rover you can see the camera reflected in the door glass.

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Audio problem: 30/9/10 Throughout the scene when Stacey and Janine are fighting, you can hear the sound effects of thunder and falling rain but you can not see the rain and no one is getting wet.

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Plot hole: Why is it that no-one in the square owns a washing machine. Surely this would mean the launderette would always be crowded.

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Continuity mistake: What happened to Alfie's bruises after getting beaten up by Andy's heavie? They disappeared within 2 days, real bruises stay for longer than that.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Ash has been kicked out by his Dad for having a relationship with Shirley he comes back to pick up his things. He asks if he's ok, his hair is wet and slicked backwards. He then walks into the next room a few seconds later and it's dry and to the side.

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Revealing mistake: In an episode when Stacey was in the Minute-Mart and she was begging Patrick and Yolande to give her her job back, a man can be seen standing in the doorway. But when the man looks up and sees the camera, he soon scrams out of the shot.

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Revealing mistake: In the legendary episode where Steve Owen dies, the car somehow manages to get flipped over onto its roof. Only a bomb going off would create such an effect, not just the tank going up.

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Revealing mistake: 3/6/08: When Dawn is chasing after Keith while pushing Summer (her daughter) in the pushchair, it is obvious that there is no baby in the pushchair, even though she can be heard crying.

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Revealing mistake: In the episode where the "young" group of characters leaves for Scotland on New Years Eve, they're supposedly leaving at 7 in the morning, yet the sun is shining high in the sky during a deep winter's day.

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Continuity mistake: There is a famous scene in the Queen Vic during a wedding do, where Charlie Slater's hair undergoes an instant change of style while he is making a speech of some sort.

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Revealing mistake: Whenever the characters have a drink in a mug (at Ian's cafe or at their house etc), there is never anything in the cup.

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Continuity mistake: There seems to be some sort of vehicle vortex in Albert Square. It has already claimed Sonia's Metro, the Ferreira's van, Barry's Merc, and Phil's big Mercedes. Where do all these cars disappear to? We see them in one episode, then they are gone. Though there may be explanations for one or two vehicles, that STILL does not account for all of them, all of the time.

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Continuity mistake: The manager at 'The Minute Mart' sacks Laura because of her benefit fraud, but gives Charlie the job straight away without an interview, not knowing Charlie has just been released from prison for bodily harm and assault charges. Come on, Eastenders, get real.

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Plot hole: 30/9/10: How did Zsa Zsa and Leon pass their driving tests so soon? They only left school this year and wouldn't have been 17 years old until at least the first of September.

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Continuity mistake: 30/10/08: Bianca's hair dried really quickly after Ronnie pushed her head in the apple dip. And it's wet again at the start of the next episode.

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Other mistake: 18/2/15 In the live segment Tanya asks Jane "how's Adam" instead off "how's Ian" mixing up the names of character Ian Beale and actor Adam Woodyatt.

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Continuity mistake: On Friday 13 February 2015, when Dot goes back into see Nick, she removes a glove off one hand to take out a cigarette. In the next shot when she lights the cigarette the glove is back on her hand.

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Character mistake: 27/1/15 Max tells his two daughters to get in his car to go to Emma's funeral. Max's car is a Mercedes SLK which is only a two seater, and therefore wouldn't seat three people.

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Revealing mistake: 19/2/2010. When Bradley is lying dead on the ground, his finger twitches.

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Continuity mistake: 15/11/2010 - The scene in the ladies toilet with Lauren Branning and Stacey Slater.The paper towel in the paper towel holder continually changes from short to long and back and forth through the scene.

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Continuity mistake: 9/11/10: At the end of the episode, the Land Rover that Jack was bundled into has different number plates at each end, LY09MYS at the rear and YC08FYY at the front.

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Continuity mistake: 28/10/10: Alfie, Charlie and Kat are standing outside the pub when Alfie is telling them about the change of venue for the Vic re-opening party. The same blond woman extra walks past them twice.

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Deliberate mistake: 9/6/10: When Lucas and Jade are getting into the car, look at the road sign behind them. Lucas is driving down a one way street the wrong way. Also the camera light is reflected in the side of the car.

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Visible crew/equipment: 19/2/10 When Bianca is getting into the wedding car, you can see the camera reflected in the door window when the door is open.

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Plot hole: How on Earth did Max and Abi manage to survive that road crash in April 2011? Front seat passengers driving head long under a lorry, and all they got were facial scratches. Not likely.

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Continuity mistake: 18/2/10: When Carol pulls up at the traffic lights, in the outside shots her car is to the left of the car in front, but in the outside shots she is directly behind the car in front.

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Visible crew/equipment: 20/1/09 in the laundrette when Jack's mobile phone rings, as Tanya asks "Which sister is that? Roxy or Ronnie?" you can see the shadow of the boom mike on the wall above the door.

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Factual error: In the 2008 Christmas special, Shean fell through the ice on a frozen lake. The water would have been jet black once below the surface, and the water temperature, just above zero, would have meant near instant muscle spasms followed by muscle paralysis, making swimming around and holding your breath completely impossible.

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Deliberate mistake: 21/10/08: Jack was giving Darren a driving lesson. Just after Tanya and Lauren got into the back seat of the car, the camera angle changed. As Darren turned the corner into Bridge Street, the driver of the car changed, as he was now much bigger than Darren.

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Other mistake: 01/01/2013: James Branning's tombstone says he died on January 1st 2011, when he actually died on December 31st 2010.

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Visible crew/equipment: 17/1/17 When Honey is chasing the rat out of the shop with the broom you can see a hand at the bottom right corner of the door belonging to the animal handler who has just released the rat.

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Continuity mistake: 5/7/16 When Sharon and Buster arrive at the mansion where Gavin is holding Kathy, Sharon drives past Gavin's car which is parked opposite the mansion's front door. The angle changes to inside the car to show Sharon and Buster talking then to outside of the car and a long shot of the mansion's front door, Sharon drives past Gavin's parked car again and parks outside the front door. The following shots inside and outside of her car show it parked in a different position in relation to Gavin's car.

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Visible crew/equipment: 30/6/16 When the minicab that was supposed to pick Roxy up drives away the camera lights are reflected in the windows.

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Revealing mistake: Episode aired 06/05/2016. Steve (Ronnie's stalker) pulls out a folder of newspaper clippings concerning Ronnie's baby-swap case. It shows up close an "article" which is seemingly legit when reading the first few lines...only to show the same sentence repeatedly, merely the information having been rephrased. Either the Eastenders-verse bears some rather incompetent and careless journalists, or the writers of the soap were simply too much too bone-idle to write up even the most mediocre of articles.

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Factual error: 7 Sep 2015: Several errors with the soldiers in the recruiting office. They wear their berets almost flat on their heads and not pulled to the side - no self-respecting British soldier would wear his beret this way. The berets have tails, which British berets do not have. Lee salutes a sergeant major - he's an experienced soldier so would never do such a thing and would get an earful if he did. Lee talks about his platoon in Afghanistan - he's in the Royal Engineers, who have troops instead of platoons. In fact, all the soldiers are from the RE - in reality recruiting offices are staffed by soldiers from a mix of corps and regiments.

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Visible crew/equipment: 8/7/15: When Carol and Max ride away on the motorbike camera lights are reflected on the red car parked in the square.

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Visible crew/equipment: 29/8/14: At the end When Linda gets into the minicab the camera lights are reflected in the window.

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Continuity mistake: 18/4/14 Terry takes Diane to the station in his taxi, a few minutes later Terry's taxi is still parked in the square outside his flat.

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Continuity mistake: 28/3/14: At the end of this episode Mick Carter drives over to see his father Stan and parks his car outside Stan's flat, but in the next scene when Ronnie and Roxy are coming out of the queen Vic Mick's car is still parked outside the Vic.

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Factual error: In the episode where Kat is flying off to Ibiza, she is seated in an over-wing exit seat. These seats are reserved for ABP's (Able Bodied Passengers) which mean no children or infants under the age of 14 can sit there. Once the plane has started boarding, check in closes for that flight and no further tickets can be sold for that flight. The captain requested pushback, but, certain conditions around the aircraft wouldn't make this possible. Stairs still in place, ground power was attached and once the door had been closed Alfie would have not under any circumstances been allowed onto a airfield to climb the stairs. If he did, he would have been escorted off.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Lauren and Joey take Derek Branning's car and crash it into a shop, before the car crashes, as it speeds through the streets there are no hubcaps on the car, but after the car has crashed into the shop it has them.

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Audio problem: In the 9/11/2010 episode there is a scene where Alfie and Roxy have just got back from selling her things to pay for Ronnie's wedding. There is a different audio range from normal speech - Roxy's voice comes across rushed and too loud compared to the other lines she speaks. Also her mouth does not move in sync when she says "So how you feeling about tomorrow, are you nervous?"

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Continuity mistake: 12/4/13: When Sharon claps her hands to get everyone's attention to tell them that her and Jack are not getting married, look at Kirsty - she is looking at Sharon over her right shoulder, but when the angle changes Kirsty is facing forward, and then turns her head to look at Sharon over her right shoulder again.

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Revealing mistake: 19/2/2010: When everyone runs out of the Vic at the end, the camera wobbles.

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Other mistake: 19/2/2010: Jack forgets his lines when he is talking to Bradley at the beginning of the episode.

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Other mistake: Friday 12/8/11 Greg leaves for his holiday in Mexico by taxi. After he has gone you can see his pick-up truck parked in front of Dot's car in the square. On Monday 15/8/11, Greg's truck has gone.

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