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The End of Time - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: During the Doctor and the Master's conversation in the junkyard, the Master gets dust on the legs of his jeans. Just before he lightning-jumps away, the dust vanishes.

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Fear Her - S2-E14

Factual error: The Olympic torch relay is presented as if there is only one runner carrying the torch through the entire city of London to the Olympic stadium to light the cauldron. Furthermore, when the torchbearer collapses, the TV announcer reacts as if it is now impossible to get the torch to the stadium, just before the Doctor steps in and picks it up. Any broadcast of any Olympic opening ceremonies would show that that's not how the torch relay has ever worked.

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The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Factual error: The opening shot of the episode reuses the zoom-in from orbit originally used in "Rose." The North Pole is sunlit, as it would be at the height of summer. "The Runaway Bride" takes place on Christmas Eve, four days after the Northern Hemisphere's Winter Solstice, when the Pole would be facing away from the Sun, in darkness. In fact, this was the second Christmas special in a row to make this mistake, after "The Christmas Invasion."

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When the robotic Christmas tree attacks Rose, Jackie and Mickey in the Tylers' flat, it barrels through the internal window and destroys a supporting pillar separating the living room from the main hallway. Later in the episode, the pillar is seen intact.

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ross makes his "round the bend" pun while turning the Jeep onto Rattigan Academy's drive, the road seen doesn't match up with what's shown on the GPS display.

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Agatha shows the Unicorn's case of tools to everyone when they're all gathered in the parlour, the case is shown open just before she's shown opening it.

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The Next Doctor - S4-E14

Factual error: During the climax, the Moon is visible in the background, and is depicted as full. On December 24, 1851 in real life, the Moon was at first quarter phase.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the hospital roof scene, as the Atraxi are flying away, the Doctor is seen reacting to the TARDIS key in his jacket pocket heating up twice.

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Hide - S7-E11

Factual error: The Doctor says that the Earth is six billion years old, which is one and a half billion years over - it's only 4.5 billion years old.

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Audio problem: When Martha says "We're on the Moon. We're on the bloody Moon," her reflection is visible in the window in front of her. Her lips don't move.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: In the sphere room the Doctor briefs Yvonne and Rajesh on the void. As he sits down in front of them you see Jackie's feet start walking towards them but the next cut behind Yvonne and Rajesh facing the Doctor shows Jackie isn't there.

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Face the Raven - S9-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Shade leaves Clara and she falls, her body is twisted because of the way her legs are bent with one on top of the other and her arms are out to the side. In the overhead shot of her, her positioning has changed, her body isn't twisted and her arms are more straight down her side.

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When little Amy looks out the window to see what makes the noise you can see the yard is out of her window (it's a little blurry) but when you look through the window properly it isn't there.

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Amy is guesstimating Amelia's age, the camera pans to the right and into a crew member's arm.

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The Snowmen - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is explaining what the intelligence in the giant snow globe is, though enclosed, the amount of "snow" alternates from a fair mass to a few handfuls and back several times.

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As the black suited figure stops to look at Martha, the crew and equipment are reflected in the helmet and visor.

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World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After the acting Prime Minister gives orders to the sergeant and the lift doors close, the soldier turns around. As he issues orders, the boom mike is reflected on his goggles.

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Rose - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: In the underground scene in the Nestene lair, the CGI used to create the Nestene is horrendous. And in a shot from behind the Doctor, the Nestene looks like a whole bunch of orange pixels.

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Rose - S1-E1

Audio problem: At the department store, when the elevator doors close on the Auton, you can hear something like a grunt of pain. It sounds nothing like the Doctor and Rose, and Autons have no vocal cords because they're plastic, so where is it coming from?

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A Town Called Mercy - S7-E4

Revealing mistake: When Jex's ship explodes, we see the smoke drifting over town. But it's really obvious that the smoke is coming from the next street, not miles away where Jex's ship is.

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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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"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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