My Family

Bully for Ben - S9-E1

Revealing mistake: S9 E1 "Bully For Ben": When Ben hits the punch bag sideways, it's easy to tell that someone is controlling the punch bag as it never slows down.

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Imperfect Strangers - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: Series 3, Episode 5: "Imperfect Strangers". When Ben and Susan are in the car on the way to Manchester you can see the background is superimposed.

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Sitting Targets - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: Sitting Targets: When Nick falls off the ladder, Pamela the snake is an obvious fake.

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Ding Dong Merrily... - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: Ding Dong Meraly: When Susan corners Janey in the kitchen to talk about the baby, she slams the kitchen door and the entire set wobbles rather noticeably.

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Trust Never Sleeps - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: In Series 2 Episode 4, "Trust Never Sleeps," Ben can be seen urinating from a window and Susan slams the window shut. However you can plainly tell by the way Ben is standing that he is not urinating at all.

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Droit de Seigneur Ben - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: At the end, when Nick is painting a nude picture of himself, he moves the mirror and even at a quick glance you can see he has boxers on.

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Ben, at the end, has the tooth blacked out and at one point you can just make out a bit of tooth visible.

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Let's Not Be Heisty - S8-E2

Factual error: Series 8, Episode 2. A family liaison officer would not be alone on the first job.

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Much Ado About Ben - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Just as Ben starts to sing about life, there is a shot of a picture on the piano. If you look at the picture, not Ben, you will see the reflection of a camera or microphone arm.

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Handful of Dust - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: A Handful of Dust: The amount of cereal Ben has in his bowl changes between shots.

Life Begins at Fifty - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: Life Begins At Fifty: Susan is seen in a CCTV screenshot "Putting the sunglasses in her bag." But in the picture, she has her hands on her head.

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Ding Dong Merrily... - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Ding Dong Meraly: When the living room is full of Christmas Trees, Ben grabs Nick's neck. Next shot his hands are nowhere near his neck.

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Serpent's Tooth - S1-E1

Deliberate mistake: In Series 1 episode 1 Nick can use a laptop fluently, yet in series 1 episode 2, Nick has to ask where the "." button is.

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Life Begins at Fifty - S7-E9

Factual error: Life Begins At Fifty: Susan and the security officer says the sunglasses she is accused of stealing are £250. Later in court they hold up the pair of sunglasses she stole. Which are cheap plastic ones. These are normally cost about £5 at most.

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Once More With Feeling - S7-E3

Revealing mistake: At the start, the background of the roundabout is on a continual loop. Mainly look for the green Focus and White Transit.

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One of the Boys - S7-E6

Continuity mistake: In the episode "One Of The Boy's": Ben is practicing his putting, and hits the ball to the wall, but he looks under the bed for it.

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Sitting Targets - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In series 4 episode 9, "Sitting Targets", Nick has two roses in his hand. It then cuts to Ben and Michael having an argument, and when it cuts back Nick has four roses in his hand.

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Sitting Targets - S4-E9

Audio problem: In series 4 episode 9, "Sitting Targets", When Kenzo keeps crying it is a clear overdub.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: Throughout the first series Ben and Susan's bedroom had the window on the left of the screen and the bathroom on the right. In the second series onwards the bathroom and the window have mysteriously swapped around. Also the entire layout of the house changes dramaticly.

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Much Ado About Ben - S1-E8

Plot hole: Janey is on the phone trying to win concert tickets and says, "She has to be caller number 5, rules of the contest are very strict." Susan then says something else and Janey says on the phone, "Dee I have to go, mum's going mad again." She evidently isn't on the phone to win tickets.

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