Some Mothers do 'Ave 'Em

Some Mothers do 'Ave 'Em (1973)

25 mistakes in special episodes

Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Frank is loading the lorry at the warehouse, he drives the forklift onto the lorry, then the lorry drives off while he and the forklift truck are still on the back. As the lorry pulls away you can see the camera crew on the other side of the road filming the next shot.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: When Frank is the pixie in Santa's grotto, a young boy fires something at Frank from his catapult. Although Frank reacts as being hit, the boy doesn't actually fire anything at all.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Other mistake: The walls of Frank's house wobble whenever he opens the front door.

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Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Other mistake: When Frank open his front door to Mr. Jackson the walls around wobble.

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Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Revealing mistake: When the second piece of scenery falls on Frank, it has a tear halfway down and a hole in it that Frank's head goes through. A few seconds earlier, these weren't there. Maybe they were put there to make sure Frank's head went through, or else this is the second take.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: When the bottle of wine explodes in the cupboard, just after Frank has shaken it, you can see a pushrod inside the cupoboard pushing the top up.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: When the mini goes into the horse box, Frank is on the roof. When it stops, Frank is thrown onto the horse's back. But when the car first goes into the horse box, there is no horse inside it. Also, you can see the ramps put on the tailboard so the car can drive up it. They fall away as the horse box drives off.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: When Frank is taking his driving test in the Hillman Imp, he is driving slowly down a narrow and winding road. He is being followed by the green van, flashing its lights at him, and as the van turns off Frank hears a train hoot, then drives round the barriers at a level crossing. The terrain suddenly changes from a narrow road in the hills, to a wide road on flat land. Then while Frank is driving to the sea, he passes the same parked brown Vauxhall Victor twice.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: Just before the runaway mini goes into the horsebox you can see the stunt man dressed all in black laying down inside the car steering it.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: Just before Frank's car crashes into the sea, the shots from inside and outside the car do not match. Outside shots show Frank driving in a built up area while inside shots show countryside.

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Christmas '78 - Learning to Fly - S99-E3

Visible crew/equipment: At the end the camera lights can be seen reflected in the side of the second fire engine.

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Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Deliberate mistake: Just before father O'Hara explains to Frank why he isn't in the nativity play he says to Betty "Perhaps I will have that cup of tea after all Mrs. Spencer" Betty goes to the kitchen but father O'Hara never gets his cup of tea.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: When Frank is driving the white mini in the country lane, trying to overtake the lady on the bike, there is nothing behind the mini, but then a split second later he is being followed by a silver Renault. As he tries to overtake the cyclist, Frank is followed by a brown Triumph, then a second later a yellow Ford Anglia is following him. Frank also appears to drive along the same stretch of road several times, as he keeps passing the same parked cars.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: While Frank is taking his driving test, he and Mr. Hayes are wearing standard road safety belts in the car. But when the car is in the sea after crashing through the fence, both the occupants are wearing motor racing type safety harness obviously fitted for the stunt.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: When Frank drives his car into the sea, he and Mr. Hayes escape through the sunroof. You can see that the actor playing Mr. Hayes has been changed to a stuntman as the hairstyle has changed.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Visible crew/equipment: In the first scene, the shadow of the mic can be seen on Mr. Wheeler's Santa Claus outfit.

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Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Continuity mistake: When Frank is demonstrating his star trap to Father O'Hara, Frank comes up through the stage floor too fast and grabs hold off a length of material stretched across the top of the stage which falls down onto the stage floor when Frank falls, but in the following shots of the scenery collapsing this piece of material has disappeared.

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Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Revealing mistake: The walls of Frank and Betty's bedroom wobble when the door is shut.

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Christmas '74 - Jessica's First Christmas - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Frank asks Jackson if he can work the crane, there is a boom mike shadow on the wall to their left.

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Christmas '78 - Learning to Fly - S99-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Just after the Spencers have arrived at the airfield you can see the crew reflected in the windows of their blue Citroen.

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Christmas '78 - Learning to Fly - S99-E3

Continuity mistake: When Frank first gets into the plane cockpit he leaves the door open - it soon shuts by itself after a camera angle change.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Crew members can be seen in the background and behind the trees when Frank is on the roof of the runaway mini when it is on the pavement and knocks the walking stick out of the man's hand.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: Several times when Frank is having his driving lesson in the white Mini, the shots from inside the car don't match the shots from outside the car.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Revealing mistake: When the flying saucer crashes down onto the wishing well, it is obvious that the Father Christmas in the saucer is a dummy.

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive - S99-E2

Continuity mistake: Mr. Finney is explaining the mirror signal manouver procedure to Frank during his driving lesson in the white Mini. While they are parked, the shots from inside the car show a line of parked cars behind the white Mini. But when Frank moves off, the shots from outside the car show no cars parked behind the Mini.

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