Doctor Who

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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The Name of the Doctor - S7-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is talking to River just before entering his own timeline to rescue Clara, in the shots facing him, the glowing column representing his timeline is not visible, despite the fact that a wide shot reveals he's standing right in front of it.

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Factual error: During the chase on the motorway, many deciduous trees sporting lush green leaves can be seen in the background, in sharp defiance of the fact that it's supposed to be Christmas Eve and their branches should be bare. In addition, despite having chosen to wear a sleeveless wedding dress, Donna is remarkably unbothered by the fact that it should be fairly brisk outside, probably somewhere around freezing.

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is asking Clara if she feels safe in the last scene, most of her hair is draped over her left shoulder. However, whether some of her hair is draped over her right shoulder or not changes between shots. (00:45:05)

The Crimson Horror - S7-E13

Other mistake: When Mr. Thursday goes to see Vastra, to hire her to investigate his brother's death, he doesn't see her face (she's a Silurian "lizard woman from the dawn of time") until she lifts her veil to take a closer look at a photograph he brought her, upon which he faints. However, Vastra's veil is quite see-through, enough that her non-human appearance is obvious to the audience even before she lifts it. The same thing happens when she goes to visit the coroner later - although he doesn't faint.

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the Doctor picks up the remote control and reads the words written on it, the position of his hands as he's holding the device changes between the close-up and the wide shot. (00:43:40)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Clara draws the Doctor's attention to the vision of a forest appearing in the archway, the candelabra she is holding has two candles in it, with the third hole empty. Moments later, after the apparition has disappeared, there are now three candles in it. (00:15:30)

Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: For most of the episode, there is a thunderstorm going on at Caliburn House. However, when the TARDIS is seen dematerializing and rematerializing when the Doctor and Clara go to take pictures of the ghost throughout time, it's dry in the grove where it was parked. The first time is especially noticeable, as moments later we are shown Professor Palmer and Emma looking through a rain-spattered window, commenting on the noise of the TARDIS' engines.

Deep Breath - S8-E1

Revealing mistake: After the clockwork droids shut down, when the ones in the restaurant basement start falling over, the extended blade of one of the toppling droids flops about like rubber. (01:08:15)

Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: Vastra hands the police inspector a bag of sonic lanterns, to be used to contain the T. Rex. In the next shot, looking at the TARDIS on the riverbank, he's not holding it. (00:02:15)

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In the Forest of the Night - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: When Clara mentions worrying about a witch in a gingerbread house while she and the Doctor are searching for Maebh, the phones she is holding switch hands between shots.

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Into the Dalek - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: During Clara's first conversation with Danny, the folders in her hands are unmarked in close-ups, but have labels on them in wide shots. In addition, the folders and newspaper she's holding keep changing position between shots.

Listen - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor shows Clara the "listen" written on one of his blackboards, the handwriting is different to when it was first shown.

The Rings of Akhaten - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: The leaf Clara feeds the Old God, which was the catalyst for her parents meeting and which she kept tucked in her book as "page 1", looks completely different to its first appearance in "The Bells of Saint John".

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Clara are sitting at their table on the balcony, talking, the level of Clara's mostly-finished milkshake changes several times, most noticeably when she and the Doctor are arguing over who is going to use her computer to hack the bad guys' systems.

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Clara, while seated at their table on the balcony, are arguing over who has the better hacking skills while pulling her computer back and forth, in overhead shots their table is somewhere in the middle of the balcony. This contrasts with all other shots, which show their table right next to the railing.

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor hands the scone to the waitress, her grip on it changes between shots. (00:31:55)

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