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The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Luke teleports and switches places with the Doctor on the Sontaran ship, Luke catches the atmospheric converter's switch twice, once in the wide shot and then again in his POV.

00:40:25

Professor Lazarus

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start, the first shot of Donna seated in the auditorium of Adipose Industries is flipped. The mole on her chin should be on the right, but in this shot it's on the left.

00:01:25

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Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Amy lies down on the tree stump, her hair is all over her face, but on the wide shot her hair is behind her head.

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LizzieWD

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Eleventh Doctor is hanging from the TARDIS across London, every wide shot shown shows the TARDIS spinning, but whenever a close-up of the Doctor is shown, the background doesn't spin.

00:00:20

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Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor stands between Restac and his fleeing companions, using his sonic screwdriver to disable the Silurians' weapons, as the camera angle changes, the Doctor's grip on the screwdriver switches back and forth between pointing it at the lizards and holding it straight up and down, รก la the Neuralizer from Men in Black.

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The Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: When Torchwood is transmitting a signal to the Doctor, there is an overhead shot of Cardiff in which several shoppers are idly walking through apparently deserted streets.

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rose gives Mickey the Auton's arm, it is a right arm, but when Mickey throws it in the dumpster it is a left arm, then it's back to being a right arm when it attacks the Doctor.

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The God Complex - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: As Lucy goes down the hall, she opens door 214, then 215. As she comes to the next door on the right, she opens 214 again, rather than it being 216. This is particularly noticeable because the third room she enters is "her" room, containing her greatest fear - and the first room she went into numbered 214 had a completely different fear.

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The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When River shows Amy and the Doctor the video of the Angel, next to the Doctor on the ceiling is a bar with two cloth handles, one on each end. The Doctor accidentally rips off the handle closest to him and the viewscreen. A minute later when Amy is alone and we are looking at the Angel video, this handle is back up. It's gone again in subsequent shots.

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Factual error: Clara determines the location of the enemy's base of operations: floor 65 of The Shard. However, there are multiple issues with this conclusion. Firstly, floor 65 is a residential property, not an office location; offices in The Shard occupy floors 2 through 28. Secondly, the view of 30 St Mary Axe from Miss Kizlet's window puts the office below 180m, the height of the latter building. This would mean the office must be below floor 50. Finally, when the Doctor rides his motorcycle up the side of the building, 30 St Mary Axe is again seen, this time significantly below his location, and on the wrong side of The Shard. Not only then does the office's height change, but also which side of The Shard it is on.

00:34:00 - 00:37:20

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Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Martha is searching for how the Daleks changed the design of the Empire State Building, she is examining the plans for the top of the tower. In the first shot where the new plans are visible, the upper right shows a more detailed picture of a plate of Dalekanium. Seconds later, when we can see the new plans again, it's the same side view but the enlarged picture of the plate with the Dalek bumps is gone. These are still the same new plans (the old plans are on her right) and there was no time or reason for Martha to take another page.

00:24:40

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Pete Tyler holds the sonic screwdriver against a section of rope next to his leg, but it breaks below his feet.

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Suggested correction: After the ladder breaks, and before we see Pete's feet again, we see him climbing a bit up the ladder. When his feet are next shown, he has them on the new bottom rung of the ladder. It would seem that the rope broke exactly where Pete was holding the screwdriver - right by his ankle.

The Doctor's Wife - S6-E5

Character mistake: Idris (the human form of the TARDIS) berates the Doctor because the doors of the TARDIS open inwards, pointing to the notice on the left hand door which says 'pull to open'. Whilst it is true that police boxes did open outwards, the notice is actually referring to the telephone in the small recess behind the notice. The public are instructed to 'pull to open' the small door to access the phone. Consequently, the small door does open correctly, as in the notice.

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The Rebel Flesh - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: The Doctor is in a room talking to Amy, Rory and everyone else. He sits at a table where there is a house of cards. The house of cards changes between shots.

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World Enough and Time - S10-E12

New this month 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

New this month 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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