Doctor Who

Face the Raven - S9-E11

Continuity mistake: When Clara takes Rigsy's chronolock, in the closeup of the tattoo Clara's lifting her hair with her right hand and showing the tattoo with her left hand, but in the next front-facing shot her hands have switched, she's holding up her hair with her left hand and showing the tattoo with her right hand. (00:26:45)

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The Zygon Inversion - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bonnie is filming the transformation of the Zygon man who she stripped of control over his shape, her grip on the phone she's using changes between shots.

The Zygon Inversion - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bonnie throws the laptop with the Osgoods' message to the floor and stomps on it, the computer's position changes between shots - take note of the tape markings on the floor. In addition, the position of the plastic frame of the laptop's screen changes: in the first shot, it's mostly popped out, but in the second shot, it's mostly attached.

The Zygon Inversion - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bonnie gets a video call from the Doctor, her grip on the phone changes between shots.

The Woman Who Lived - S9-E7

Continuity mistake: For most of the robbery sequence at the beginning, the Nightmare (a disguised Ashildr) is holding her pistol in her right hand. When she's yelling at the Doctor for interfering with her robbery while he's looking at the chest strapped to the back of the carriage, however, she's holding it in her left hand. It switches back to her right after the carriage escapes.

The Girl Who Died - S9-E6

Deliberate mistake: In real life, Viking helmets didn't have horns on them, because it would be a liability in combat. The horns were actually for drinking. The Vikings in this episode were given horns anyway, because the writers didn't feel it was worth having to include an explanation of hornless helmets to a general audience.

Under the Lake - S9-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is listing questions about what exactly the ghosts are, he goes from gesturing with his left hand in the close-up to gesturing with his right in the wide shot.

Under the Lake - S9-E4

Audio problem: Shortly after arriving at the Drum and taking shelter in the Faraday cage, when the Doctor is looking out the window in the door at the ghosts, he says "What are you?" His jaw doesn't move.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: Missy's cameo brooch is unpinned and hanging askew when she vaporizes Osgood, but the brooch rights itself and is pinned properly when Missy steps on Osgood's eyeglasses. (00:23:00)

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In the Forest of the Night - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: When Clara is looking at the drawing in Maebh's homework book while the Doctor tells her about the solar flare, her grip on the book changes between shots.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: During the early scene with the Cybermen outside St Paul's, when Missy pulls out her phone/disintegrator weapon and shows the Doctor pictures of the Cybermen going viral all over the planet, and when she prepares to take a picture of the two of them, her grip on the device, as well as which hand she's holding it in, keeps changing between shots.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When Missy orders her Cybermen to blow up the plane and kill some Belgians, her control bracelet is missing from her wrist in one shot.

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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor phones Clara and discovers she's trapped in the locked car with Maisie, his phone keeps switching hands. (00:21:55)

Flatline - S8-E9

Factual error: After PC Forrest is killed by the Boneless, her nervous system is flattened and displayed on the wall, appearing as a mural. However, there are far too many nerves around where her liver would have been and not nearly enough around her brain.

The Caretaker - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Courtney comes into the caretaker's room in search of paper towels, there is a "keep out" sign (reading "Go Away Humans") hanging in the window of the inner door. When the Doctor is talking to her just before she leaves, the sign is missing. Over the course of the rest of the episode, the sign proceeds to appear and disappear a few more times.

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Time Heist - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the Doctor and Clara are standing by the TARDIS on the planet they took the Teller and its mate to, Clara's hands go from touching the buttons on her jacket to loosely clasped lower down. In the third shot of her, they return to the first position.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: During the sequence where the Cyber-clouds covering Earth are burned away, there is a shot showing the clouds burning over the Sydney Opera House. The shot is, very obviously, a still image to which CGI of the burning sky has been added, resulting in an extremely unconvincing image.

The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Revealing mistake: When Osgood tells Kate that they're using Derren Brown as the explanation for flying the TARDIS into Trafalgar Square by helicopter, the two women are standing in front of the TARDIS. Its door is slightly open, revealing an interior that is obviously a picture. (00:05:00)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: After Clara enters the Doctors' cell, and they're talking about how the door was unlocked, shots inside the cell show the door about halfway closed, while a shot from outside looking into the cell shows the door wide open. (00:45:25)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: During the scene in the barn where the three Doctors have their hands on the button, when Eleven notices Clara crying and asks her what's wrong, the Doctors' hands go from stacked on top of each other on the button to only touching it with their fingers. (01:02:40)

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