Grange Hill

Grange Hill (1978)

43 mistakes in season 4

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Episode #4.18 - S4-E18

Plot hole: In this episode Mrs Mclusky is horrified when Mr Sutcliffe suggests staging a girls versus boys contest and tells him that the school does not want to promote sexual inequality, but two episodes earlier (4-16) Mrs Mclusky wouldn't let Tricia Yates choose technical drawing as an option, as it was classed as a boys' subject.

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Episode #4.15 - S4-E15

Plot hole: Doyle steals Alan's judo suit when he inadvertently leaves it in the corridor. Doyle tells Robo that he will leave it in the bike sheds overnight and will sell it to Junky Mead tomorrow. The next day Tucker arrives at school having bought the suit and says he saw it in Junky Mead's shop yesterday and bought it on his way in to school that morning.

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Episode #4.13 - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When the drunk Andrew is asleep in the boys' toilet cubicle, the wall shakes when Tommy shuts the outside door when Alan and Justin leave.

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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.

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Episode #4.7 - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Rosie and Suzi come out of Mrs Mccluskey's office, as Suzi says "hey Rosie" there is a boom mike shadow on the wall to the left of the door, then when Suzi goes back into Mrs Mcclusky's office there is another boom mike shadow on the wall.

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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.

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Season 4 generally

Continuity mistake: The location of Mrs McClusky's office in the school changes during this series.

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Episode #4.17 - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Mrs McCluskey tells Gripper he is suspended until the end of term but he appears in the next episode.

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Episode #4.17 - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Pogo throws the chair at Gripper legs first but when it goes through the window it has turned round as the chair backrest hits the glass.

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Episode #4.13 - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: In the second scene in the school corridor two girls are walking in front of Alan and Tucker, one wearing a black skirt and a black and white top and the other wearing a blazer and a black skirt. They walk up the stairs as Alan and Tucker stop and chat, a few moments later the same two girls are now behind Alan and Tucker and walk past them in the corridor.

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Season 4 generally

Continuity mistake: Doyle's mate Robo's full name is Robertson in this series, but in series one it was Robinson.

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Episode #4.2 - S4-E2

Character mistake: In the meeting, Susi says that Penny Lewis and Rosie Spencer got in trouble during the previous year for writing a libelous article in the school magazine about Micky Doyle, but it was actually Penny and Chris Dukeson that got into trouble about that article about Doyle.

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Episode #4.4 - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Mr Hicks says "I said I didn't want to see these rags again, Marks", you can see that there is nothing behind Marks, but in the next shot a white shirt is behind him.

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Episode #4.15 - S4-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Tucker shows Alan his new judo outfit there is a boom mike shadow on the doors behind them.

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Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Tucker, Benny and Alan are in the hall for Mrs McClusky to announce the winner of the competition to design the front cover of the school magazine. The shots alternate between Tucker and co and Mrs McClusky - every time the camera is on Tucker, Benny and Alan there are different people standing in front of them.

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Episode #4.4 - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: When Mr. Baxter punches Mr. Hicks you can see that Baxter's fist passes in front of Mr. Hicks face and dosen't actually hit him. Also Hicks' reaction is too late, and his head moves after Baxter's fist has passed him.

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Episode #4.13 - S4-E13

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadows on the walls of Andrew's living room.

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Episode #4.10 - S4-E10

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow on the wall behind Cathy after Mr. Keating tells her to go outside .

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Episode #4.10 - S4-E10

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow on Pamela's head when she, Trisha and Suzi are talking to Miss Peterson and Mrs. McClusky.

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Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mike shadow can be seen on Pogo's head during registration.

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Episode #4.3 - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mike shadow can be seen in the kitchen when Clare is talking to her mum.

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Episode #4.13 - S4-E13

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mike shadow is on the blackboard when Mr. Hopwood is taking the register and again later on when Hopwood is asking Justin if he knows where Andrew is.

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Episode #4.10 - S4-E10

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow on the green machine next to Pogo when Mr. Hopwood sees him using the saw upside down.

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Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow in the door window when Alan stops Tucker from going after Booga.

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Episode #4.5 - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mike shadow can be seen in the library when Suzi sits with Tucker.

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Episode #4.3 - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow visible during Miss Peterson's registration.

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Season 4 generally

Continuity mistake: Mrs McClusky's first name is Brigit, but the sign on her office door says Mrs. M McCluskey.

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Episode #4.16 - S4-E16

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow on the wall behind Tommy when Alan says he has stopped smoking and started eating sweets instead.

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Episode #4.15 - S4-E15

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mike shadow can be seen on the wall behind Cathy when Miss Peterson wants a word with her.

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Episode #4.14 - S4-E14

Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike shadow on the wall behind Mrs. McClusky at the PTA meeting.

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Episode #4.5 - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mike shadow can be seen in the library when Mr. Thomson tells Tucker to leave.

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Episode #4.4 - S4-E4

Audio problem: When Mr Baxter punches Mr Hicks in the sports hall, a punch sound can be heard before Mr Baxter's hand makes contact with Mr Hicks' face.

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Episode #4.4 - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When we see the pupils jumping the pommel horse during the PE lesson, Gripper does his jump and you can see there is a pupil with a dark blue shirt at the back of the queue, but when we see a close-up of the queue in the next shot, there is now a pupil with a light blue shirt at the back. Then when Richard Marks does his jump over the horse the pupil in the light blue shirt has disappeared.

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Episode #4.4 - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When the shopkeeper bans the two Grange Hill pupils from going into the newsagent, Pogo, Stewpot and Duane can be seen walking towards the shop, but in the next shot they are back in their original positions.

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Episode #4.9 - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In the final scene when Miss Peterson is having a private word with Cathy about her attitude, the classroom door closes by itself.

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Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Gerry, Ruth and Cathy go into the toilets Cathy is standing on the left - the angle changes and Cathy is now standing between Ruth and Gerry. Later on when they ask to go outside to get away from the puddles the three girls are standing close together, the angle changes and they are standing further apart.

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Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Booga Benson attacks Tucker on the stairs, Booga grabs Tucker's hair with his left hand, but the next shot shows him with his hand on Tucker's jacket.

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Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mr Thomson comes into the hall to tell Mr Sutcliffe that the dance is cancelled, Mr Thomson puts his hands behind his back twice between shots.

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Episode #4.13 - S4-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Tommy, Alan, Justin and Tucker are pushing Andrew through the corridors on the barrow, the lighting rig is reflected in the windows of the fire doors.

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Episode #4.12 - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When the pupils are boarding the coach the weather is dry and sunny, but as soon as the coach drives off the ground is wet and the weather dull.

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Episode #4.2 - S4-E2

Visible crew/equipment: There is a lighting rig reflected in the door windows when Mr. Thomson tells Tucker, Alan and Tommy to get out.

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Episode #4.12 - S4-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Mr Baxter is in the phone box, you can see the camera reflected in the glass as the door closes.

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Episode #4.12 - S4-E12

Audio problem: When Mr Baxter comes into the coach after contacting the holiday company, Miss Lexington tells him it was worth a try, to which he replies,"Yes it was." We then cut to the pupils who are seen cheering, yet no words are heard.

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