Eastenders

Eastenders (1985)

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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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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. (00:28:05)

abigailmorrison

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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.

Necrothesp

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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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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?" (00:24:15 - 00:25:00)

morrisonab

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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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Other mistake: Stuart drives to his wedding in the hearse, but he gets trapped inside when the battery goes flat disabling the central locking and electric windows. Later on how does he manage to sound the horn if the battery is flat?

eric 64

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Character mistake: When Pat goes to Roy Evans' car showroom to complain about the dodgy car he sold to her son David, she asks Roy if he has any children. Roy replies that he has two sons which was true, but at this time Roy didn't know he had a second son, Nathan, conceived years before when Roy had an affair with his secretary Doreen. He only found out years later when Nathan turned up to tell Roy that Doreen was terminally ill. When Roy was speaking to Pat he only knew about his first son and business partner Barry.

eric 64

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Plot hole: James Willmott-Brown's son Luke hasn't been seen since being bundled into the back of a van by Phil's "heavies" after he assaulted Ben, although Willmott-Brown has commented on Luke's disappearance to his daughter Sophie as they all work together. Luke is the favourite of his three children, you'd think he would be concerned as to his whereabouts, especially around Christmas time.

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Other mistake: 25/12/17 Tanya is walking across the square to get Abi. It is raining heavily but Tanya is not getting wet.

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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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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.

Alan: You don't wanna go upsetting the Mitchells, they have long memories.

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Trivia: As of March 2010, Adam Woodyatt remains the only cast member still in the show from its inception in Feb 85. Still a bit behind Bill Roache, who has played Ken Barlow in Corrie since it began in 1960.

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Question: Is outdoor Albert Square a set or a real life location? If its a set, how do they get the trains to run by so realistically and how do they get so many extras? If it's real, where is it?

Answer: Albert Square is a set in the BBC studios in Borehamwood, on the north side of London. The trains, to the best of my knowledge, are simply a bit of the old TV magic. As far as the extras go - it's not difficult to get extras in reasonable numbers through agencies.

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