Eastenders

Eastenders (1985)

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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. (00:28:05)

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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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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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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.

Frank Butcher: I'll tell you what, pal, you talk to me like that again and you're gonna get a dry slap.

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Trivia: The EastEnders set is built on the same spot that the "German" building site used in the first series of Auf Weidersen Pet, was located. If you look carefully you'll notice that the flats in the background are the same ones in both programmes.

Migster
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