Doctor Who

The Green Death - S10-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In episode one, when Dai Evans is on the telephone in the mine, an arm of a crew member appears to the bottom right of the screen, giving the actor his cue to speak.

The Sun Makers - S15-E4

Revealing mistake: In episode two, when Leela and Mandrell are arguing about raiding the Correction Center, the camera bumps against something.

Image of the Fendahl - S15-E3

Continuity mistake: In the opening TARDIS scene, after the TARDIS lurches from the time scanner, the Doctor's hat rack can be seen standing upright. Then Leela picks it up in the next scene.

The Twin Dilemma - S21-E7

Continuity mistake: When the twins start to play equations they are both facing towards us. If they were to face each other, their legs would be touching each other. During the game we again see them at this distance apart. But the third time we see them (as they finish), they have moved at least a metre apart, making it possible for them to face each other comfortably.

Earthshock - S19-E6

Revealing mistake: Just before the Cyberman fires on the console, you can see Adric trying to keep as far away from it as possible before it explodes. (01:35:05)

The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Revealing mistake: At various points in the series, Mr. Sin is obviously a dummy and not an actor. But the most obvious is during the last fight when Sin jumps the Doctor. After a struggle, cut to a forward angle and the Doctor grabs and throws an obvious dummy to the ground.

Show generally

Factual error: The Doctor meets Jamie at a time after the Battle of Culloden. But, in "The War Games", Jamie says he met him in 1745. Culloden took place in 1746.


Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor drops the time ring, it lands very close to the wall. When he picks it up later, however, it's in the middle of the corridor. (00:09:40)


The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor is trying to unlock Uvanov's cabin door, Leela goes to join him and grabs the edge of the metal railing, which bends badly and then goes back to its original shape.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Other mistake: Shortly after the Doctor makes his speech to the Cybermen about how pathetic they are, you can see a Cyberman's head wobble.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Continuity mistake: For a supposedly emotionless creature, the Cyberleader is easily provoked to a fit of rage, including throwing the Doctor around the Beacon.

The Daleks - S1-E2

Plot hole: Why does the Daleks' prison have beds? The Daleks don't need them and clearly state that they have no idea what the Thals look like, speculating that they are "horribly mutated".

The Chase - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of episode five as the Daleks plan their attack, a BBC camera can be seen in the background on the left.

Planet of the Daleks - S10-E4

Plot hole: 10,000 Daleks sounds impressive but it wouldn't be enough to invade a planet, let alone an entire galaxy.

The Monster of Peladon - S11-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Azaxyr is setting his ambush for the miners in episode six, a studio light can be seen through a gap in the wall.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Factual error: When the inside of an apple is exposed to the air for about fifteen minutes it oxidises and goes brown, but Jo's breakfast apple goes brown by the end of the scene. (This is assuming she wasn't deliberately eating a brown apple).

Show generally

Other mistake: In every William Hartnell title scene there is a point where it tells you that you are watching "DOCTOR OHO". It lasts for three seconds and is probably the result of a lazy FX team as the left side is a mirror image of the right.

Survival - S26-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor picks up the humanoid skull his hat is looking normal but in the next shot the brim of his hat is folded down and completely flat. In the next shot it's back to not folded again.

Horror of Fang Rock - S15-E1

Continuity mistake: In episode 4, Skinsale is murdered by the Rutan on the stairs right outside the crew room but later in the episode when the Doctor and Leela runs down the same stairs, Skinsale's body is not there.

The Masque of Mandragora - S14-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is explaining about the Mandragora Helix, his scarf goes from being over his shoulder, to behind his shoulder and back.

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