Grange Hill

Episode #4.4 - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Mr Hicks says "Move it, Stewart!" when Stewpot is climbing a vaulting box, Hicks is holding a basketball and his arm is stretched out, but when we see Hicks in the next shot, his arm is now by his side.

Episode #22.3 - S22-E3

Continuity mistake: During the fire alarm when the staff and pupils are assembling in the playground, a boy points out judi trapped at a upstairs window to Mr Brisley by saying "sir look." There is no one behind them, the angle changes and there are now a crowd of pupils behind them.

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Episode #12.10 - S12-E10

Continuity mistake: During the memorial ceremony for Danny, Ronnie is reading a tribute but starts crying and is unable to finish it. Helen consoles Ronnie by embracing her, the angle changes to Ziggy and Robbie planting the tree and Ronnie and Helen have changed position - both are facing forwards, watching Robbie and Ziggy.

Episode #12.20 - S12-E20

Continuity mistake: While the end credits are rolling Mr McKenzie is taking a photo of Trev and Helen dancing. Behind them Gonch is dancing with Mandy. The angle changes and Gonch is now dancing with Calley.

Episode #8.1 - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: Trevor Cleaver gives Hollo his bag and tells him to put it on the seat furthest away from the teacher. In the first two shots Hollo is holding the bag the right way up, but in the third shot Hollo is holding the bag on its end.

Episode #6.12 - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: At the start of the fight, a boy attacks Gripper with a chair. He is holding it upside down with the backrest against Gripper, who is holding the chair's legs and pushing the boy with it. The angle changes and the chair is the right way up, with Gripper pushing the other boy with it, holding onto the chair's legs. Another angle change and Gripper is holding the chair seat and pushing the boy with the backrest.

Episode #7.9 - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: When the argument starts between Glenroy and John Eastlake, Mr Fowler stands between them. Next shot Sue Shallcross is standing between Glenroy and Eastlake and separates them. Mr. Mcguffy then stands next to Sue, next shot Mr Fowler is standing between the two boys, then the angle changes and Sue and Mr Mcguffy are standing between Eastlake and Glenroy again, with Fowler standing next to Eastlake.

Rally - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: Claire Scott is leading the second section of the protest march, she sees the first section start marching towards the school, runs back and shouts "now." She is standing on the pavement in front of the marchers, as the march starts the angle changes and Claire is now in the road to the right of her previous position.

Episode #4.1 - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: The fire alarm sounds and the school is evacuated, three shots are shown of pupils running down the same staircase - in every shot it is the same pupils descending the stairs three times.

Episode #17.7 - S17-E7

Continuity mistake: When Arnie and Sam are following "animal man"'s blue van on their bikes down the busy road the vehicles on the road around the van change between shots.

Episode #11.4 - S11-E4

Continuity mistake: When Justine intervenes when the grid iron crew are ganging up on Tegs, one crew member wearing a yellow T shirt with the number 55 under an unbuttoned white shirt drops his black helmet, which Ted picks up. When the crew run after Justine and Tegs as they run off, next shot on the stairs "number 55" is wearing the helmet, then as the crew chase after Justine and Tegs, as they leave through a fire door "number 55" is holding his helmet in his right hand.

Episode #3.13 - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: In the canteen Doyle is next to Tucker, and puts his plate on the table before sitting down. The angle changes and Doyle puts his plate down a second time.

Episode #3.1 - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In the second scene when Tucker, Alan and Dukesie are waiting for the bus, a London transport official removes the bus stop sign and tells them that the bus route has been redirected along another road. As the angle changes the parked vehicles in the road have also changed.

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: As Mr Mitchell is driving through the school gates he has to brake sharply to avoid Benny Green who is playing football in the car park. Mitchell gets out to tell Benny off, the angle changes and the car has moved forward.

Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mr Sutcliffe asks Tucker if he knew who was responsible for the vandalism, Tucker's jacket is only on his left shoulder. In the next shot, Tucker now has the jacket fully on.

Season 17 generally

Continuity mistake: The final two episodes of this series are filmed in east Germany and are set in July. The snow on the ground comes and goes between scenes, plus why is it snowing in July?

Episode #13.16 - S13-E16

Continuity mistake: When Akik tells Robbie that his father will see him now, Robbie enters the living room as Akik starts to go up the stairs. When the angle changes to inside the living room Akik should be visible on the stairs through the door but isn't, although his footsteps on the stairs can be heard.

Episode #3.14 - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Jill Harcourt walks out of the school gates with her boyfriend after Mr Sutcliffe tells her he suspects it wasn't her that did her homework as her handwriting is different from last time. A woman with a dog walks past the school entrance - when the angle changes the woman and dog have disappeared, as has the girl who was walking behind Jill and her boyfriend.

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Episode #9.11 - S9-E11

Imelda: I'm gonna get my dad down here to sort you out.
Mr Baxter: You do that, get your whole family down here, I expect they'll be glad to hear you've been nicking money off first year students. You get them all down here, tell them to wear a funny hat and we'll have a party.

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Trivia: The main entrance and car park of Grange Hill school used from series eight until series eleven are the same ones that are currently used for the BBC1 series Holby City, they are on site at the BBC Elstree Centre.

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