Doctor Who

Planet of the Dead - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor finds the stolen cup inside Christina's knapsack, he's shown reaching for it twice, in the wide shot and the close-up. (00:38:40)

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Wilf takes out his revolver and offers it to the Doctor, he's holding it with the grip pointed toward the Doctor. In a wide shot shortly afterwards, Wilf's arm is moving to hold the gun out again, this time with the barrel closer to the Doctor. In the next shot, a close-up of Wilf, the gun is back to its first orientation. (00:25:20)

The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Shaun and Sylvia run out of the Nobles' house to look as Gallifrey begins to phase in and out next to Earth, Shaun's right hand, which he had on Sylvia's shoulder, changes position between shots just before he runs off looking for Donna. (00:40:40)

The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Donna, on the phone with Wilf, is surrounded by Master duplicates in the alley behind her house, she has her phone to her ear, but there's a shot where she looks behind her to see two Masters, one of whom is wearing a bowtie, entering the alley, her phone is missing, only to be back by her ear in the next shot. (00:07:05)

The End of Time - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: After Lucy gets the bottle from the guard, as she explains to the Master that her family had contacts to create something to counteract the "potions of life" used to resurrect him, she starts to take the cork out of the bottle with her left hand, the camera cuts away to the Master and when it cuts back to Lucy, her left hand is on the bottom of the bottle, before she starts to take the cork out again. (00:15:00)

Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor offers Professor Moorhouse some jelly babies in a cigarette case, the position of the candy in the case changes between shots. (00:14:10)

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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor takes a phone handset from the wall and sonics it before calling Clara, his grip on the sonic screwdriver changes between the wide shot and the close-up. (00:21:45)

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant basement, while the Doctor and Clara are looking around while speculating on why the clockwork droids are harvesting organs, Clara moves a chain out of her way with her left hand before releasing it, only to be holding the chain again in the next shot. (00:44:10)

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor walks up to Vastra and Jenny and calls them "the green one and the not-green one", he gestures with his right hand in the direction of the TARDIS. In a wide shot immediately following, he gestures again. (00:03:45)

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World Enough and Time - S10-E12

Continuity mistake: After Jorj arrives on the bridge and demands to know which one of the new arrivals is human, the position of Missy's earpiece changes between shots. (00:08:05)

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The Eaters of Light - S10-E11

Continuity mistake: After Nardole gets Pictish facepaint, the lines change in consistency and exact positioning several times throughout the episode.

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Twice Upon a Time - S11-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Captain's arrival at the South Pole is first shown, walking up while Twelve is explaining to One that the frozen snow means something is very wrong with time and asking if either of them is a doctor, to which Twelve responds, "You trying to be funny?", the two Doctors are standing right next to each other. When the Captain's arrival is shown from his perspective, however, the Doctors are standing much further apart when Twelve says the line. (00:09:00)

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Forest of the Dead (2) - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor realises that the Vashta Nerada infesting the Library came from the books, he rubs the back of his head with his right hand, with his left hand in his trouser pocket. When Other Dave speaks, and the Doctor turns to him and discovers he's been eaten, he takes his left hand from the back of his head, with his right hand in his pocket. In the shot after that, his left hand is back in his pocket with his right hand in position as if he'd removed it from the back of his head. (00:18:30)

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The Eaters of Light - S10-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Nardole are being held by the Picts in a circle of weapons being pointed at them, when Kar's brother points a knife at the Doctor and warns him not to speak until she gets back, his arm is almost fully extended in shots from above and facing the Doctor, but much more bent in shots facing him. (00:12:40)

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Forest of the Dead (2) - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor tints Anita's visor, as he explains to River that he did it to try and trick the Vashta Nerada into thinking they're already inside Anita's suit, the position of his right hand, holding the sonic screwdriver, and the fingers of that hand change position between shots. (00:10:25)

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The Doctor Falls - S10-E13

Continuity mistake: When Bill unwraps the mirror Alit got her and holds it up to look at her reflection, she raises it so the top of the mirror is above her shoulders, then it cuts to a close-up where the mirror is suddenly lower. (00:16:35)

The Pilot - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor tells Bill that nothing gets through the TARDIS doors, when she responds that they're made of wood and have windows, the Doctor's left hand changes position between shots from being apparently by his side to suddenly resting on the door. (00:28:40)

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The Pilot - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor holds out his sonic screwdriver for the Dalek to scan, his grip on it changes between shots. (00:42:25)

Thin Ice - S10-E4

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor and Bill are tied up in the tent of explosives, when Lord Sutcliffe pulls out his pocket watch to check the time and notes that the elephant is being brought onto the ice, in a shot facing the Doctor and Bill the watch chain is taut. When the shot cuts to look at Sutcliffe and his henchman, the chain is slack. (00:33:40)

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Smile - S10-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor picks up a skull from the bones waiting to be ground into fertilizer, the position of his hands holding it changes between shots facing him and shots looking at the skull. (00:15:10)

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As the camera zooms out when Rose is captured and Cassandra is about to "go" into Rose, the psychograft disappears, but in the next shot of Rose it appears again. (00:11:45)

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The Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods - out of all that - out of that whole pantheon - if I believe in one thing... Just one thing... I believe in her.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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