Dad's Army

Don't Forget the Diver - S5-E2

Factual error: While Capt. Square is looking through his binoculars at what he thinks is Mainwaring's platoon marching with their rifles, a 1960's Bedford lorry drives past on the road behind them.

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Battle School - S3-E2

Other mistake: When the train stops Godfrey gets off to relieve himself but when he is climbing back in to the carriage the train appears to be already moving at speed because the background projection started moving too early.

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Getting the Bird - S6-E4

Audio problem: Jonesy is playing the organ. A pigeon 'flies' out the top of the organ and lands on the keys, so Jonesy picks it up and moves it, taking both his hands off the keys. Yet the music plays on.

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Time On My Hands - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When the second bottle thrown by Pike lands on the floor, the glass from the first bottle has all disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: In War Dance (4-2) the verger Mr. Yateman's wife's Christian name is Anthea. In Everybody's Trucking (8-1) it is Beryl, and in Knights of Madness (10-3) she is called Tracy.

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The Royal Train - S7-E3

Other mistake: Wilson picks up the empty tablet bottle, but we hear the tablets rattling inside. Wilson then says 'it's empty, sir.'

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Battle of the Giants - S99-E2

Factual error: When Mainwaring is driving the van and Jones is in the back suffering from malaria, just after Pike shouts out that Jones has changed colour, if you look out the side window you can see a triangular road sign. These did not come into use until the 1960s.

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Gorilla Warfare - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: This actually happens throughout the entire show but is most obvious at the beginning of this episode: When they are in the churchyard it is obviously a studio stage, as there are shadows at all angles around the cast from the studio lights. Also, the lights are quite prominently reflected in Arthur Lowe's glasses.

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The King Was in His Counting House - S6-E7

Factual error: Captain Mainwaring is transferring money from his bank to another branch after it has been bombed. He has the money in a basket and is transporting it on a horse and cart when some of the money starts blowing out of the basket. Pike, Wilson, Walker, and Jones are riding bicycles behind him. They stop to pick up the money and just before Jones tells Pike to ride after Mainwaring to tell him about the money, you can see a silver car parked on the left hand grass verge in the direction Mainwaring is heading. This car was obviously made long after World War Two finished.

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The Test - S5-E10

Factual error: In several scenes during the cricket match while the Walmington platoon are bowling/fielding, cars can be seen on the road behind the cricket ground that were made well after the 1940s.

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Menace From the Deep - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Pike returns to the arcade to tell the platoon that he has lost the boat you can see the shadow of the boom mike in Walkers face.

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Menace From the Deep - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: When Frazer is attempting to get the chocolate out of the crane machine, he tells Mainwaring to keep quiet. When he does this, he takes his hands of the machine, and it picks up the chocolate on its own, without anyone controlling it.

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Everybody's Trucking - S8-E1

Factual error: The motorbike and sidecar used by the verger is a post-war 1945 BSA M21 with sidecar. The period is supposed to be 1942.

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Broadcast to the Empire - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Pike moves across the vicar's office to open the door to let Hodges in the shadow of the mike can be seen on the wall.

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Battle of the Giants - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: Just before the two vans drive round in circles, when Mainwaring has trouble with the gearbox, the shot from inside the van shows a house through the driver's window. But in the exterior shots there are no buildings around, just trees.

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The Honourable Man - S7-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Bank scene: As Pike is handing the mail to Mr Mainwaring, a boom microphone is visible at the top of the screen for a second, and is quickly removed from view.

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Is There Honey Still For Tea - S9-E3

Character mistake: When Mainwaring and the others are discussing how to break the news to Godfrey about his cottage, it is mentioned that the roof is made of thatch. However when Mainwaring, Wilson and Pike go to visit Godfrey, the roof of his cottage can be seen and it is slate, with no thatch anywhere in sight.

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The Love Of Three Oranges - S99-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the scene where Pike is setting up the stall selling the lampshades, a shadow of the boom mike can be seen on his forehead just before the scene changes to the auction.

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War Dance - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: The Verger Mr Yeatman's first name is Maurice, but in this episode it is Henry.

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Never To Old - S10-E6

Continuity mistake: In this episode Mrs. Fox's first name is Mildred, but in "Mum's Army" (5-9) her first name is Marcia.

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Battle of the Giants - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Walmington platoon stop their van to open the gate to let the sheep out in attempt to hold up the Eastgate platoons van the Eastgate van drives through the gate into the field with Hodges on his motorbike following, but when the camera cuts back to the road the Eastgate van and the motorbike are on the road behind Walmington's van, the Eastgate van and the motorbike are next seen coming out of the field further up the road.

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Continuity mistake: (Colour episodes only) In the section of the closing credits that features the main cast members marching, the sky colour and positions of the shadows on the ground change depending on the actor being featured at the time (the sky is blue when Arthur Lowe, John Laurie and Ian Lavender are seen, but it is grey when John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, James Beck and Arnold Ridley feature). This is more obvious on episodes that have had colour restoration undertaken.

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The Armoured Might of Lance Corporel Jones - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As Hodges is gathering a crowd together to witness the demonstration of how the van can be used as an ambulance, a boom mike can be seen briefly at the top of the screen.

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The Royal Train - S7-E3

Continuity mistake: At the end when they line up for the royal train to pass there are six platoon members amongst those present, Private Frazer is not one of them. However, after the train passes and they are shown wet in head shots, he is present. As the camera pans out, we are back to the original six.

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Time On My Hands - S6-E13

Revealing mistake: When the knight moves back and forth during the clock mechanism's operation, as he swings his sword, a blue pullover sleeve is visible beneath his armour, revealing that he is an actor in costume and not an automaton.

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Time On My Hands - S6-E13

Revealing mistake: The lights in the café are not working, despite the room being brightly-lit from above (i.e. the brightness cannot be attributed to sunlight entering through the window).

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Broadcast to the Empire - S99-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mainwaring asks the engineer if he is through to the producer in London yet the squad are lined up from left to right - Fraser, Pike, Wilson, Mainwaring, Jones, Walker and Godfrey. Then the angle changes and the order is now Fraser, Jones, Pike, Mainwaring and Walker. Then another angle change and it's back to the first line up.

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Battle of the Giants - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: When Mainwaring and Square, driving the vans, are trying to push each others' van off the bridge, Hodges parks his motorbike at the end of the bridge behind the eastgate platoon's van. In all the following shots Hodges' motor bike has disappeared.

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Visible crew/equipment: "Resisting the aggressor down the ages" (Christmas night with the stars special episode) Just after Jones bangs the gong at the wrong time and says "that was a mistake, I'm sorry" there is a boom mike shadow on Mainwaring's union jack waistcoat.

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Battle School - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: The platoon's rifles have no fore sight at various times in this episode, at other times they are fitted. Most noticeable on the railway platform and the march to camp (missing), but when they arrive at the camp, all the fore sights are on. They are missing during the outdoor training scenes - and they are missing from the credits at the end of every episode when the platoon members are shown in close up (these shots were from this episode).

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Other mistake: The Church Hall got through an impossibly large number of different pianos, especially considering the fact that there was a war on.

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