Doctor Who

The Pilot - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: When Bill says to the Doctor, "Do what you gotta do," he raises his hands to her. His hands are closer to Bill's face in shots facing him than shots facing her. (00:48:40)

The Return of Doctor Mysterio - S10-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor pulls a glass of water out of his pocket and hands it to Grant, it jumps from his left hand to his right between shots. (00:05:05)

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: At the lake, when the Doctor stands in front of Agatha and tells the Vespiform, "You're not meant to be like this! You've got the wrong template in your mind!", in the close-up shot he has his left arm raised, but in the Vespiform's POV shot he has his right arm raised. (00:39:45)

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Robina Redmond is announced, and Lady Eddison says, "She's the absolute hit of the social scene - a must," in the first shot, Lady Eddison is standing close enough to her wheelchair-bound husband to cast a shadow on him. In the second shot, the distance between them has suddenly increased. (00:05:10)

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: After questioning the houseguests, the Doctor and Agatha are talking. She uses the phrase "little grey cells", and the Doctor responds, "Oh, yes, little grey cells. Good old Poirot." When he does this, he's holding a saucer in his left hand and rests a teacup he's holding in his right hand atop it, as he turns toward the chair that the suspects were sitting in. In the next shot, as he walks over and sits in the chair, he is suddenly holding the teacup and saucer in his right hand, with his left hand by his side. (00:13:55)

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor opens the Unicorn's case of tools, his right hand changes position when Greaves enters the room to deliver drinks. (00:22:20)

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: After explaining that he's laced the soup with pepper, the Doctor, when he says, "Anyone got the shivers?", turns his head from looking to his left so he's looking in front of him. In the following wide shot, his head is turned to his left again. (00:26:10)

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The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor starts scanning the wall of the tunnel as Jenny asks him who he is and if he's an anomaly as well, his grip on the sonic screwdriver changes between shots. (00:22:20)

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor opens the secret door in the tunnel wall, he puts the sonic screwdriver into his inner jacket pocket. In the next shot he's in, as he says, "Now, what were you saying about running?", he does it again. (00:22:55)

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When they get out of the TARDIS at the beginning, Martha and Donna change positions relative to each other between shots. (00:00:55)

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The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: During the conversation where Donna gives Jenny her name, Jenny's ponytail keeps changing position between draped over her shoulder and hanging in the back. (00:06:55)

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The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Donna suggests that she distract the next guard using her "womanly wiles", she flips her hair behind her shoulder. In the next shot, when the Doctor tells her to save her wiles for later, the hair has spontaneously moved to its former position. (00:19:35)

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The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor activates the teleport, Donna is onboard the Sontaran ship, holding a cell phone in her left hand. When she arrives in the basement of the ATMOS factory, she's holding the rubber mallet in her left hand, and her right hand is empty, with the phone nowhere to be seen. (00:32:40)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When the clone Martha sits up in the tank, in a shot from behind her the umbilical cord is trailing down her back. In a shot facing her, it's draped over her shoulder, only to return to being down her back when she unplugs it. (00:35:20)

The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor pulls out a TARDIS key to give to Donna, the exact position of the key in his hand changes between shots. (00:05:00)

The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Donna is sneaking around the Sontaran ship, she's carrying Martha's old phone, which she's using to stay in touch with the Doctor, and the rubber mallet from the TARDIS. There are times when one of the two objects, the phone more often, is missing from her hands with no explanation.

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jo Nakashima says, "If you won't listen, I'll find someone else who will," she's holding her purse and bundle of papers in the crook of her left arm. When she opens the door of her car, the items have jumped to her right arm. (00:00:45)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Private Harris orders the two hypnotized workers in the basement of the ATMOS factory to let him through the door they're guarding, he's holding a torch in his left hand, and when shown from behind has that hand down by his side. In the Sontarans' video feed, which also shows him from behind, his left hand is on his assault rifle. (00:11:15)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When General Staal surprises Privates Harris and Grey in the room with the cloning tank beneath the ATMOS factory, the position of his right hand, holding his command baton, changes between shots several times. (00:14:10)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Martha asks the Doctor to look at her so she can point out she's not carrying a gun, he's sonicing an ATMOS device, and he lowers his hand when she speaks. In the next shot facing Martha, the Doctor's hand is raised again. (00:16:10)

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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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