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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.