Doctor Who

The Pyramid at the End of the World - S10-E8

New this week Factual error: The American officer is called a Colonel but he wears the four star rank patch of a General, and that rank patch is even upside down in some scenes. The stars should have one point upwards.

The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

New this month Character mistake: The Doctor gets excited about the major events of 1953 and mentions that everything was "off the ration" (that is, the food rationing put in place in the UK during the Second World War had ended). Rationing actually ended the following year. (00:05:55)

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

New this month Factual error: The graphics depicting the black hole show matter falling directly towards the centre of it. This would only happen if all the matter happened to be heading in that direction already. In reality, matter approaching the black hole at any other angle would swirl around the event horizon, like water going down a plughole.

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: When Martha is walking up to the hospital just before the motorcycle gear-clad slab bumps into her, her right hand goes from by her side to holding her purse strap between shots. (00:02:15)

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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

New this month Continuity mistake: Rita has her right arm up in front of her while her husband is shouting at her. She lowers her arm, and in the next shot, she is holding it up again. (00:10:10)

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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 Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Before Martha uses Project Indigo she doesn't have an ear piece. A shot later when she says, "Bye, Jack", she does (and then takes it out).

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Ida descend into the core of Krop Tor, the screen charting their progress shows 39% Oxygen. After cutting away to an overhead shot of the two, the camera cuts back to the same descent display, only now the oxygen percentage (which has been descending constantly all this time) is at 42%. (00:35:25)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Other mistake: When the Doctor tells the Atraxi "Oh, you're not the first lot to have come here, there have been so many," one of the monsters shown from their scan of Earth is a group of Ood. Even if in one of their uprisings they attacked the Earth, it would have been in the far future. The Doctor has had no encounters with them on Earth, and he knows them to be peaceful, so why would they be amongst the aliens who have threatened the planet? The only Ood who has been to Earth at this point is Ood Sigma, and he didn't come to attack. In addition, a group of Hath is also shown. These aliens have never been seen on Earth at all. (00:53:30)

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Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: As the Daleks present Sec in chains on the theatre stage, a stagehand is briefly seen moving behind them.

LizzieWD

The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: As the scarecrow-soldiers advance on the school to do battle, the scene cuts to Sister of Mine, looking out from a school window. There is heavy rainfall outside. When we immediately cut back to the advancing scarecrows, it is a cold, clear night.

LizzieWD

Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Just after they break out of the prison cell, you see Lynda reach for her gadgets twice. (00:32:20)

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Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Rose runs and hugs her mother, near the end of the episode, at the back wheel of the jeep, you can see someone's foot going down and then back up. (00:44:50)

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The Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Audio problem: When Martha is talking to everyone on her laptop, we can see her mouth moving from the front view. Yet when the camera cuts behind her, she's still talking but we don't see her mouth move.

LizzieWD

The Doctor Dances (2) - S1-E10

Factual error: Magnetic tape recorders weren't available outside of Germany during World War II. True the tape recorder could have been captured from the Germans, but, as it was "cutting edge" technology for 1941, it would hardly be likely to have ended up in a hospital office.

The Beast Below - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Amy's age is given as 1306, the computer screen reads 1308 instead.

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The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: During the warehouse battle, around when the Doctor tells Donna, "Hold on, I'm coming", the film crew can be seen reflected in a door at the right of screen. (00:28:20)

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Dalek - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When they show the soldiers killed by the Dalek, in both the hallway outside the cage and the large room in weapons testing, they show some casings which were ejected from the soldiers' guns. The casings still have projectiles in them. If used, they would have been in magazines and would never fall out like they are shown.

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Rose - S1-E1

Deliberate mistake: The final Auton attack in this episode is supposed to take place in a busy London street, but it is a pedestrianised area, and several shots reveal this. For example, there are no road markings visible, no apparent distinction between pavement and road, and a bus stop appears to sit in the middle of the 'road'.

The End of the World - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Rose Tyler's hairstyle changes from shot to shot when she is discussing being 'the last human' with Cassandra. Rose's hair is in one style for the long shots, and another style for the close-ups.

The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Factual error: One of the programs on the new television set is Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?. In 1953, this quiz show was broadcast on Thursdays. But, it's the eve of the coronation, which makes it Monday the 1st of June. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? wasn't on that evening.

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Other mistake: When the Doctor and Martha are in their bedroom, there are many candles lit. Later, when Martha blows out one candle, the whole room goes black.

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Suggested correction: This is a common film technique, as audiences aren't exactly interested in watching someone walking around the room blowing out candles. She just probably blew them out later, and the pitch black is just showing that part of the room is dark now.

Journey's End (2) - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Daleks capture the TARDIS in the chronon loop, the TARDIS is the right way up. But when it is being pulled towards the Crucible, it is upside down.

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Rose - S1-E1

Factual error: In the opening shot of this episode, we see the Earth from space. The camera then zooms into Western Europe, the UK, London, then into Rose Tyler's flat, where a jump cut to an alarm clock shows it's 7:30am. But look again at the start of that sequence: it shows that it's daylight over the UK - and over the USA. This is of course impossible. When it is 7:30am in London, it is 2:30am in New York, as Eastern Time is 5 hours behind UK time. In New York at 2:30am it is not daylight, because it is the middle of the night. In addition, later episodes make it clear this episode is set in March. The North Pole is fully sunlit, which it never is in March, due to the equinox that happens that month. (00:00:50 - 00:02:00)

The Big Bang - S5-E13

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor travels back in time after being shot by the stone Dalek, falls down the stairs and tells himself that he has 12 minutes to live we never see either of the 2 Doctors' faces onscreen at the same time, and if you look at the hair on the Doctor that's dying it is completely different to Matt Smith's. That's because it is Gordon Seed, Matt Smith's stunt double.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Plot hole: Those people created for medical experiments cannot run. In fact they can barely walk, so how come they can climb nearly as fast as Rose? What's more, when you see them climbing, they seem to have little ability to coordinate hand over hand. Even with the delay brought on by the cat-woman-thing, they should not have been able to keep up with her.

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The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor takes to the nightclub stage to ask if anything has fallen from the sky, he has his right hand and arm up and gesticulating. But in several other shots of him from behind, it is his left arm that is up and moving. (00:04:20)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Other mistake: Joan puts her stethoscope in her ears backwards when listening to John Smith's single heart.

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The End of the World - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: As the room that Rose is in gets scorched by the blazing sun, the level of burning is above her head in close up shots, but at Rose's head height in wide shots.

The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Plot hole: Nancy seems to have the unique ability to whistle with her fingers in her mouth - even though she's wearing gloves. (00:10:55)

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When the alien spacecraft crashes into Big Ben, it is obvious that the shot has been reversed/flipped around. Look at the Roman numerals on Big Ben's clock face: They should read (clockwise from the top) XII, I, II, III, and so. Instead they read IIX, IX, X, etc. (00:06:35)

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Visible crew/equipment: After Miss Kizlet enters her office to find the walking base station Doctor sitting at her desk, as she walks around the motorbike lying on the broken glass, when this 'Doctor' says, "Yes, those still with bodies to go home to would be free," we can see the moving reflection of two crew members on the surface of the motorbike.

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: Miss Kizlet wears a large silver brooch on her suit's right lapel in every shot of her, but after Clara notices the lights going out behind her house, when it cuts back to the office Kizlet's brooch switches to her left lapel just before it cuts back to the Doctor and Clara, and since the brooch has a distinctive design we can tell that it's a flipped shot. (00:24:10)

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After Strax hits Clara with a newspaper she comes downstairs and he asks her if she needs anything. She asks for water and he places the bucket of mop water on the table in front of Clara. They have a conversation about the water and at the end of the conversation Clara looks at her newspaper and the bucket has disappeared from the table in front of her. Neither of them moved it. (00:26:45)

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The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Mace confronts Commander Skorr, he raises his gun twice; once in one shot, and immediately after in the other. (00:30:30)

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Time Crash - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end of "Last of the Time Lords", the Doctor flicks two switches on the console just before the Titanic hits. In the same scene in "Time Crash", the last control he hits is a large button.

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Boom Town - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: The 'earthquake' that takes place in this episode results in CGI-created cracks in the pavement that are very unconvincing. They do not appear to displace anything and - in a related continuity error - the cracks disappear in shots taken from ground level (the cracks are only visible in high-level 'looking down' shots). (00:34:30)

Rose - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The Doctor and Rose locate the "metal" hatch that leads down into the Nestene Consciousness' lair. Watch carefully after the Doctor removes the "metal" hatch and moves it aside. The entire hatch pops up a second later. This is because it is plastic and it was suctioned to the floor.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Before the Doctor and Rose/Cassandra open one of the booths behind the Doctor there is an empty booth. In the next shot there is one of the Flesh occupying it.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Rose presents her mother with the Bazoolium, she's holding it in her left hand. When the view switches to look at Jackie, it shifts to Rose's right hand and then immediately back to her left when the view restores to the original vantage point. (00:02:45)

LizzieWD

Father's Day - S1-E8

Plot hole: In "Aliens of London", it is established on a 'missing person' poster that Rose Tyler is approximately 19 years of age in March 2005 (The poster says 'missing since 6 March 2005'). This means that she must have been born prior to March 1986. However, in "Father's Day", which is dated 7 November 1987, Rose is still a baby in her mother's arms, when she should be a toddler aged approx two.

The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Factual error: Ida, the science officer, says that the planet is in geostationary orbit around the black hole. However, the word "geostationary" applies very specifically to objects orbiting the planet Earth. Since a black hole is a type of star, this planet's orbit could be described as astrostationary, or even just stationary, but definitely not as geostationary. A science expert on an interstellar mission wouldn't make this mistake, and she wasn't dumbing things down, either, since "geostationary orbit" is already a pretty obscure topic for people unfamiliar with space technology. (00:07:40)

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When Amy's dad stands up to present his speech at her wedding, a tear runs down the right side of Amy's face. In the next shot of her the right side of her face is completely dry.

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Factual error: Madame de Pompadour calls herself "Reinette" in 1727, whereas in actual fact, this was a nickname meaning "Little Queen" which was not given to her until 1730. (00:03:45)

Fear Her - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When the Doctor starts sniffing in a man's garden, just before Rose says she can smell metal, the camera is reflected in the house's window. (00:08:45)

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Audio problem: When the Doctor is proving his identity to Harriet Jones by telling her about when they were trapped together at Downing Street, his words don't match the movements of his jaw when we see him from behind - the timing's all off. (00:40:55)

Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the three bride Autons attack Jackie, and they open their hands one at a time, it is clear that when the second Auton opens its hand, all three are already open. After it cuts to Rose, and back to Jackie again, the third one opens (even though we just saw it already open). (00:38:15)

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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: During the scene in which the Doctor is climbing the transmitter, there is a shot in which he is viewed from above and is then struck by lightning. In this shot, the Doctor's foot disappears briefly as it leaves the green screen on the ground under the actor. (00:38:25)

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The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Deliberate mistake: When Jack is scanning the gas mask people, he has a scanner on his right wrist. However, when he shows Rose and the Doctor his image of the Chula warship, the scanner is on his left wrist. The makers flipped the stretch of film, according to the commentary, to make the shot work. (00:37:45)

The Next Doctor - S4-E14

Other mistake: When Miss Hartigan is testing the earpod control, the men start off facing her. She instructs them to turn to the right. They turn 90 degrees clockwise. She then tells them to turn to the left. They turn 180 degrees anticlockwise. However, they should have only turned 90 degrees anticlockwise, and end up facing her again. What they actually do is turn on the spot, as opposed to turning left. It takes a further instruction from Miss Hartigan for them to face her again.

LizzieWD

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Factual error: When the Doctor spots Rory taking a photo of Prisoner Zero, we're shown a brief close-up of Rory's hospital identity badge. The date of issue is given as "30/11/1990". The main body of the episode is set in 2008, two years before Rory and Amy's wedding in 2010. It's further established in the episode that Rory and Amy played together as children after her first meeting with the Doctor in 1996, with Rory observing that Amy made him dress up as the Raggedy Doctor. Rory could not possibly have worked for the hospital for eighteen years at the time of the episode. (00:33:10)

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Suggested correction: Continue watching the show as this is a clue and not a mistake. In later episodes Rory becomes the Last Centurion who watches over Amy for over 1,800 years while she is in the Pandorica. So while Rory was born in 1989, because of time travel and events that occurred to him, he's lived long enough to work at the hospital since 1990.

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At that stage, Rory had not time-traveled at all. If he had been working at the hospital since 1990, he would have been a baby. And it was shown in "The Big Bang" that he works as a guard in the Museum where the Pandorica is kept in the alternate timeline, not at the hospital.

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Victory of the Daleks - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is shown talking to the Daleks on their spaceship, he is standing several metres away. But the people viewing him from Earth see him standing right in front of them.

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The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Factual error: When Rose is locked in the room and the bodies come toward her, you can see a modern-day electric light-switch to the side of the door she's trying to get through. When the Doctor hears her screaming for help and runs for her, you can see a central heating radiator. In fact, the undertaker's house has at least two radiators in different hallways. Both are wildly anachronistic for the time period.

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Rose - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Mickey closes the wheelie bin lid, he then finds the plastic stuck to his hands, he lifts his hands up and the plastic stretches like tar. If you look closely when he lifts his hands up for the first time, you'll see that a shadow of one of his hands is cast on his shirt, but there is no shadow of the strands of plastic stuck to his fingers. Additionally, when he turns around to pull away from the bin, he crosses the strands over each other, but they are still parallel in the following scene. (00:22:40)

LizzieWD

Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: At the start when we see Rose on the bus, a bald man sits down on the seat behind her. However, when the camera is inside the bus, he is sitting two seats behind her, without enough time for him to move. (00:00:20)

Dark Water - S8-E11

Factual error: When Clara is speaking on the phone to Danny at the start of the episode her phone shows the call waiting screen for an incoming call from him. (00:02:25)

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Character mistake: In an early scene with Yvonne Hartman, she says "We've just measured the ghosts' energy at 5000 gigawatts." There are at least two mistakes here: (1) watts are a unit of power, not of energy (that would be joules); (2) later on, when Hartman is showing the Magnaclamp to the Doctor, she refers to imperial tons and says "Torchwood refuses to go metric", but a gigawatt is a metric unit.

paolog

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When the TARDIS arrives back from the formation of the Earth, the Doctor and Donna rush out leaving the TARDIS door open. And yet in the very next shot, the door is closed. (00:44:30)

LizzieWD

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: Soon after the Doctor and Donna are blasted back there is fake snow on the camera, indicating there's a camera there. (00:34:15)

LizzieWD

The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: When the Cyberman arm is shooting at the Doctor and Amy, just after the Doctor jumps out to draw its fire, Amy leans on the Pandorica and you can see it bend in, revealing that it's made out of plastic or something.

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Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Everytime we see a close up of Mickey's grandmother's face, we can see the crew and camera reflected in her glasses. (00:22:20)

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Rose are talking at the bay, the Doctor's hair is blowing in the wind, but it's not when he is shown in the TARDIS. Considering the image of him on the beach is a projection of him in the TARDIS, the two versions should match. The actor was obviously on the beach recording his lines with Rose and back on a set doing the inside scenes.

School Reunion - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mickey enters one of the school's computer rooms, dozens of pupils are busy typing, and every one of them is also wearing headphones. However, once Mickey unplugs the main connection for the computers, and shouts for the students to leave, when the students begin to get up, their headphones have instantly removed themselves from their heads and been placed neatly on the desks next to the computer keyboards. (00:36:25)

The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is trying to fix the connection from the past to the future through the fireplace, the background of the spaceship can be seen behind the flames whilst there is no connection. (00:37:15)

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Boom Town - S1-E11

Factual error: Emergency Service vehicles in Cardiff (indeed, throughout Wales) have their signs in bilingual English/Welsh. So the police cars and ambulances seen in this episode should have 'Heddlu'/'Police' and 'Ambwlance'/'Ambulance' bilingual logos. However, the police car seen after the earthquake has its label in Welsh only.

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Factual error: When Rose gets the message there are two things wrong with what you see on the phones screen: firstly on the top right of the screen you can see the icon for mute even though you heard the beep, and secondly that screen is for when you type in the number you want to call (text), not the screen for receiving a text.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: After the Christmas tree has cut through the wall in the Tylers' flat, you can see marker pen where the shape has been drawn and cut out. (00:10:30)

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Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, Donna piles suitcases in the Doctor's arms in preparation to leave with him in the TARDIS, and places a striped hat box on top. The bags stay that way for a while as the camera cuts back and forth between them, and you can see the stack of luggage as the camera films the Doctor from behind. Then, as soon as the camera cuts back to the Doctor's face when Donna leaves to give her mother the car keys, suddenly he has one bag under his arm and another in his hand, and the rest of the bags are on the ground with the hat box stacked neatly on top. In addition, when the scene cuts from Donna closing the hatch of her car to her and the Doctor standing by the TARDIS, a large floral-patterned suitcase has appeared, which she was not shown removing from the vehicle. (00:43:15)

Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Deliberate mistake: When the Doctor is watching news broadcasts from around the world about the ghosts, the newspeople from France, India and Japan should be heard speaking English because of the TARDIS' automatic translation. (00:05:55)

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Deliberate mistake: When the Doctor visits all his recent companions before he regenerates, he goes to a book signing of A Journal of Impossible Things, written by Joan Redfern's great-granddaughter. When she is signing the book for the Doctor, you can hear the scratching effect from the pen but you can see that the pen isn't touching the paper. (00:59:50)

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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Factual error: The Doctor claims the Daleks are hiding themselves from sonar. But sonar relies on sound waves, which can't travel through the vacuum of space. (00:38:45)

School Reunion - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: At the end when Sarah Jane is walking towards the TARDIS and the Doctor opens the doors, the inside of the TARDIS is obviously a painting. (00:39:00)

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The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Factual error: The army shoot at Martha's car and you can see sparks where the bullets bounce off her windscreen. But, at that close range, one of those things can go through a brick! I know you're supposed to allow a bit of disbelief, but this is taking it too far.

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Miss Foster uses her sonic device on the window-washer's crane, she points it at the right-side cable, but it's the left-side cable that breaks. (00:26:25)

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The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Factual error: When introducing himself to the Toclafane, President Winters refers to himself as "President-elect of the United States of America." President-elect is the title given to the victor of an American presidential election who has not yet been sworn in, between early November and January 20. This was a mistake on Russell T Davies' part, as he was under the impression it was a longer, formal title for the American president. (00:37:40)

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Factual error: When the Doctor regrows his hand during the swordfight, he says that he can do this because he's still within the first 15 hours of his regeneration cycle, and there's still residual energy in his body. However: In both this scene, and the episode's opening scene, when the TARDIS arrives in London, it is full daylight. The episode takes place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 3-4 days after the Winter Solstice. London, at 51°N latitude, has a night longer than 15 hours at that time of year, meaning the Doctor should have been out of luck.

Vincent and the Doctor - S5-E10

Factual error: Amy inspires Vincent to paint sunflowers for his iconic Sunflowers painting. The episode takes place in 1890, even though Van Gogh completed Sunflowers two years earlier in 1888.

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Factual error: The hotel in Harrogate was not called the Harrogate Hotel as shown in the episode; it was called the Swan Hydropathic Hotel.

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Forest of the Dead (2) - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When River punches the Doctor, laying him out, just as he drops to the floor we can see the actor's green tape mark at River's feet. (00:33:20)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Clara are on the rooftop terrace, there's a distinctive design on the Doctor's bow tie, but when he's in the coffee shop the bow tie's design differs, and when he runs outside to ask if Clara's okay it changes back, then it changes again when he's in back the shop. Additionally, when the walking base station Doctor uploads Clara it's wearing a bow tie, and its design also changes on the motorbike and in Kizlet's office.

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: While Clara shouts, "I don't know where I am," over and over, the Doctor sonics his way into the house. When he kneels beside Clara, then notices the 'girl' on the stairs and stands up, in the shots facing him we can see that the young actress stands on the step facing the stairway (note her legs), with her hand at her side, but in the shots facing the girl she stands facing the door with her hand on the banister. (00:14:20)

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The Time of the Doctor - S7-E17

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor yells at Handles for putting him on the Dalek ship, the Doctor grabs him and carries the head with his right arm, then switches the head to his left arm. However, in the close-up as the Doctor asks, "What does this question mean?" we see Handles is back on the Doctor's right arm, but next shot as the phone rings, Handles is carried on the Doctor's left arm again.

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When Clara and the Doctor watch the lights going out, they first stand in front of the chair, but when the Doctor notes that some planes have WiFi, they stand behind the chair. That chair switches from in front of them to behind them another couple of times. (00:24:00)

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Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: In the close up shot of the boys' machine guns firing, in the background a white truck can be seen driving across the green countryside; not appropriate for the time period of the story. (00:25:25)

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Audio problem: When the Doctor and Clara are on the motorbike, Clara says her first line without moving her lips.

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - S7-E3

Continuity mistake: At the end Amy and Rory receive a postcard from Siluria with the TARDIS pictured on it, but it is the old TARDIS from 2005 (note there is no St John's ambulance sign on it).

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Journey's End (2) - S4-E13

Plot hole: Near the end of the episode, the part-human Doctor is said to have all of the memories of the original Doctor. If this is true, then the part-human Doctor should remember the time the original Doctor spent with Rose, so shouldn't commit genocide or need Rose to help him to not be a man of killing.

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Other mistake: The security guards shoot away the lock on the door, which they then kick down with no real effort. But the door would still be held in place by the hinges - they don't kick it with enough force to rip the hinges out, and even if they had, we can see that there's no damage on the hinge side of the door anyway to demonstrate their forcible removal. (00:24:20)

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The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Other mistake: At the end, the Doctor and Rose treat Charles Dickens by making the TARDIS dematerialise in front of him. The engines begin to grind, but the time rotor (the thing in the console's central column that goes up and down when the TARDIS is flying) does not move.

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When the alien kills Joy in the bathroom in front of Amy, the fragments of her body disappear from the floor once the alien approaches Amy.

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Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Lawrence is watching the Weeping Angel, just after seeing the Doctor's film/Easter egg, he turns away for a split second. By the time he turns back, you see the Weeping Angel's face only inches from Lawrence's face. But you then cut to a wide shot where you see the Angel's arms outstretched, so its face is about half a metre away from Lawrence's face. (00:34:45)

The Doctor Dances (2) - S1-E10

Factual error: Look closely at some of the freight wagons at 'Limehouse Green' railway station: several of them appear to have 'British Rail Freightliner' livery. This episode is set in 1941, but British Rail did not exist until 1948, and the Freightliner Division did not exist until the 1980s.

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Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Copper is talking about how space-lane fraud could get him ten years in jail, the cut on his forehead changes sides, as does the panel behind him, revealing the shot to be flipped. (00:36:25)

Vincent and the Doctor - S5-E10

Factual error: By the time the Doctor and Amy meet him, Vincent van Gogh had already mutilated his ear. He should be missing part of his left earlobe.

Necrothesp

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Other mistake: When Jenny does somersaults through the laser beams, the last two beams are level horizontally and the higher beam is lower than her foot, so she should have broken it.

Fear Her - S2-E14

Factual error: The Police motorcycle in front of the Olympic runner is an S registration, meaning it was registered in 1998. The episode is set in 2012, and there is no way the Police would have such an old vehicle on active duty.

UKFilmFan

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Cyberman is hit by the electromagnetic bomb, it falls to its knees, then backwards. Yet in the next shot, it is flat on its back, with its leg extended. (00:25:20)

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When the two Cybermen meet the Dalek for the first time, they are exterminated. They fall directly in front of the Dalek, but when the camera angle changes to show the second Cyberman hitting the floor side on, you can see the Dalek in the background. The Cybermen both fell straight forward, so it shouldn't have been possible to see the Dalek when seeing the Cyberman side on in the next shot, as the Dalek is facing them both directly.

UKFilmFan

Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: After Miss Evangelista is killed, we see her communicator as her "ghost" slowly fades. In one shot we see from a slight distance the lights left lit tick down to 3, then a short while passes, we cut back and the lights are back to 4. They then tick down to 3 again.

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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor first gets on his scooter, we see Rose putting her helmet on before she gets on, but she doesn't do her chin strap up. When we next see her, on the bike, her strap is done up.

The Long Game - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Suki discovers the bodies on Floor 500, she drops her flashlight, but in the next shot she's holding it again. (00:15:20)

LizzieWD
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The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Continuity mistake: When they are back in the cemetery at the end, the Angel shows up right behind Rory. In the first shot facing Rory, as the camera zooms in on a close-up of the Angel, the Angel's right arm/hand is pointing straight out, and its left open hand is up in a grabbing position. After River asks where the hell it came from, in the Angel's next close-up and all subsequent close-ups, its arm/hand positions are reversed - left hand is pointing straight out and its right hand is up. Yet in every shot of the Doctor, River and Amy together, in the foreground we see the Angel's left hand is up in the grabbing position. (00:37:35)

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Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Diagoras is seen being merged with Dalek Sec, he has gloves on, but when the hybrid Sec emerges, the gloves are gone. (00:45:00)

LizzieWD
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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and the housemates in the Big Brother house are watching TV, the brand name of the TV - Sony - appears in some wide shots, but is absent in other wide shots and all close-ups. (00:14:10)

Chris in Texas

The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the Cyber-arm is shooting at the Doctor and Amy, there is a brief shot when the Doctor is talking where you can see the crew member who is shooting at them.

breweryrat

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Factual error: A reflection of a full Moon is shown near the end. When Earth is viewed from the Moon earlier, over half of it is illuminated by the Sun. For it to be full Moon, the entire Earth would have to be dark. In addition, the place where the hospital was transported to was dark, and not sunlit. (00:37:45)

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Suggested correction: When the reflection of the full Moon is viewed it is night time several hours after we saw the Earth from the Moon.

Peter Wallace

Yeah, no, the phases of the Moon don't work like that. New Moon and Full Moon are two weeks apart. Since the Moon appears to be, judging by the appearance of the Earth, between New and either First or Last Quarter, it is impossible for a Full Moon to be visible later that night.

New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor has strapped the bags of IV fluid to himself, the colour of the fluid in the bags strapped to his chest changes between shots. (00:33:40)

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The Pilot - S10-E2

Other mistake: After the Doctor tells Bill that Heather's face isn't symmetrical, when he and Bill look into the "puddle" together the Doctor explains that instead of seeing her normal backwards reflection, she's seeing her face "the right way round." The problem occurs in the next shot of the Doctor and Bill seen in the puddle, because the "WOW!" patch on Bill's jacket is properly where it should be, but note everything else is actually backwards. Things such as Bill's color-block top and her denim jacket buttons are on the opposite way. Also note the Doctor's ring has switched hands. Presumably this shot was edited, and the "WOW!" patch was blurred on the left of Bill's jacket then digitally added to the right side, to give the appearance that it's "the right way round" as the Doctor said. (00:20:15)

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Factual error: The Doctor (and the staff on the station) refer to the idea of a planet being in orbit around a black hole as 'impossible'. It is not. Gravity (and physics in general) works perfectly well outside of the event horizon. For all practical purposes - regarding orbiting around it - the black hole might as well be any other object, as long as it has an equal mass. (00:07:15 - 00:08:30)

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Donna asks the woman if she could borrow £10 because it's Christmas, you can see that Donna is wearing sports shoes instead of her usual white wedding shoes. (00:10:05)

LizzieWD
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Suggested correction: No, she's wearing the same shoes if you pay attention.

Never mind - she is wearing running shoes for no apparent reason.

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Master stands up on the Valiant to announce that he is the Toclafane's "Master", President Winters is visible in the background, only the Toclafane aren't there. In the next shot, they return, buzzing around Winters' head.

LizzieWD
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Suggested correction: This seems to be caused by angles - the Toclafane are floating fairly high up, around the level of Winters' shoulders and above, but the Master is lower down. Hence, why they're not visible in the shot.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: In the scene after the Christmas tree has been destroyed in the flat and the Doctor, Rose, Jackie and Mickey are standing outside, the robot Santas do not have any gloves on, showing human hands. (00:11:05)

kelle144

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor calls Rose when she is with the Daleks, you can see on the screen of her phone that the call has been going on for at least 57 seconds, but she just answered the call. (00:06:50)

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Character mistake: When the Doctor is taking Donna to 4.6 billion BC to watch the formation of the Earth, he says that it is the furthest back the TARDIS has ever been. But in the 5th Doctor episode "Castrovalva", the TARDIS drifted to 13.2 billion BC and the formation of the galaxy. (00:40:35)

Josman

The Parting of the Ways (2) - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the episode, the Doctor and Jack destroy a Dalek who is inside the TARDIS. It is seen again later when the Doctor, Rose and Jack come back into the TARDIS after talking with the Dalek Emperor. Yet later when the Doctor is sending Rose home, there is no destroyed Dalek. (00:14:20)

LizzieWD

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Rose is sitting on a bench and she gets a news report on her phone, look at the top of the phone screen - it says the time is 11:35. However, several minutes later, when the Doctor and Mickey find Rose, the clock says it's only 11:36. (00:15:05)

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World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode there is a side shot of the Doctor leaving the TARDIS in which you can see inside, but the control room isn't visible, just the side of the police box, with light from outside shining through the window. (00:38:00)

Josman

Forest of the Dead (2) - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end of "Silence in the Libary," a sweeping shot shows that they're standing between two freestanding bookshelves. But at the beginning of this one, when they're supposed to be in the same place, they're able to break through a wall into a separate room.

Journey's End (2) - S4-E13

Plot hole: Davros said that the reality bomb would destroy all parallel universes. He fails in the Doctor's universe, but the Doctor said in an earlier episode that every decision creates a new parallel universe, like if Donna had walked out of the TARDIS with Jack, Rose, and the Doctor. She wouldn't have imbued herself with Time Lordness, so Davros would have succeeded. This means that all the universes, including the Doctor's one, should have been destroyed, because if the Reality bomb only succeeds in one universe, it would destroy all the others as well.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Danny is killed he is reduced to a skeleton but when his 'corpse' is seen on the ground only a few bones and his skull are visible.This however is impossible as a full skeleton should be seen.

LizzieWD

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Deliberate mistake: The young Amelia Pond (played by Caitlin Blackwood) has brown eyes, however her older self (played by Karen Gillan) has green eyes.

sonicdrewdriver

Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Audio problem: Just after the Doctor makes his appearance and Lynda tells him he's "in the house", she appears to continue talking to him but we never hear what she says; instead the scene cuts to the other two housemates complaining about the Doctor's sudden appearance. (00:01:40)

Chris in Texas

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Factual error: The Globe has (and had) 20 sides, not 14.

Josman

Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Yvonne Hartman is showing the Doctor through Torchwood after leaving the TARDIS, she goes to push a door open into the main building with one hand, but when the camera cuts to them entering the building she pushes them open with two hands. (00:20:10)

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Deliberate mistake: The Master uses his laser screwdriver to suspend the Doctor's ability to regenerate. While he is in fast motion, in a close-up you can briefly see Lucy's arms in fast motion as well. (00:12:20)

LizzieWD

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor says, "Hang on, I missed it!" he smacks his head a couple of times and leaves a red mark on his forehead. When he turns his head immediately after that and says, "I saw," the red mark is no longer there. (00:32:35)

Planet of the Dead - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, the police are chasing the bus and they give the numberplate as "Whiskey nine four seven Golf Hotel Mike." That is W947 GHM, but later on when the flying bus comes through the rift in time/space, the numberplate is completely different. This is because whilst filming in Dubai, the original bus broke down and had to be replaced.

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A Good Man Goes to War - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: Rory threatens Madame Kovarian with a sword. It's on her neck, then in the next shot the sword is not touching her.

kane raggett

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is shot and killed while trying to regenerate on the beach, he falls with both legs extended. When River, Amy and Rory run up to him his left leg is bent. The camera cuts away again, and when it cuts back to show the Doctor's body one more time both legs are straight again. In addition, his left arm changes position between shots, between stretched out pointing away from his body on close-ups to bent with his hand resting on his thigh in wider shots. (00:08:15)

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The Rings of Akhaten - S7-E9

Revealing mistake: While the Doctor and Clara visit the market in Akhaten, the rubber mask of one of the aliens they encounter is revealed, as the eyes of the actor wearing it are very much visible. (00:08:10)

Epigenis
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Suggested correction: No, the eyes are not visible.

Charles Miller

You can undoubtedly see the actor's skin and eye underneath the rubber mask.

Epigenis

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Amy comes out of the bathroom, a boom mic can be seen popping up behind the agent's shoulder. (00:28:55)

Casual Person

The Next Doctor - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor grabs the rope there are several metres more behind him. But, as he's hoisted off the ground, he is almost at the end.

Josman

Blink - S3-E10

Audio problem: While Billy Shipton is showing Sally Sparrow the TARDIS (in the room where he keeps the abandoned cars), just after he says, '[You] can't even get in it', he rattles the TARDIS' handle to demonstrate. Watch carefully: When he shakes the handle we hear a rattling noise as if the door is shaking, but in fact the door stays rock solid. (00:19:35)

Utopia (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor gets the rocket to work by tinkering with the boost reversal circuit, he picks it up with his left hand, sonics it, and then transfers it to his right hand, all in a shot where he has his back to the camera. In the next shot, facing him, he's holding it in his left hand as he pulls something off the device. The shot after that, facing Professor Yana again, the circuit is back in his right hand. (00:19:55)

Utopia (1) - S3-E11

Character mistake: When the Futurekind spy starts sabotaging the silo's systems, and Chantho notes that they're losing power, she says, "We're losing power-tho!" - forgetting the "Chan-" prefix that she starts anything she says with, in order to not swear by her species' standards. (00:27:00)

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The Pyramid at the End of the World - S10-E8

Continuity mistake: While the Doctor, et al. are in the pyramid with the Monks, when the Monk tells the Secretary General that if his consent isn't pure it will kill him Xiaolian is standing right behind him, which can be seen in shots facing the Secretary General and shots facing the Monk, but in the one shot of the Secretary General as he's being vaporized Xiaolian has vanished yet Xiaolian is still standing in the same spot in the shot facing the Monk. (00:26:10)

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The Witch's Familiar - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Missy is using a knife to sharpen a stick to a point. Later in the scene, when she says to Clara that if they go rescue the Doctor, everything the Daleks can throw at them is between them and him, she lists only the stick among their assets. The knife is never seen or mentioned again after Missy was done with it.

The Girl Who Died - S9-E6

Factual error: The Viking village has tubs of electric eels in the boathouse, which prove instrumental to the plot as the power source of the makeshift electromagnet used to relieve several of the attacking aliens of their helmets. The problem is that the Vikings live somewhere in northern Europe, and this episode takes place in the 800s. Electric eels are native to the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America, which at this point in history no one in Europe knew existed.

Listen - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor is knocked unconscious, Clara uses the psychic circuitry to pilot the TARDIS to what turns out to be a moment in the Doctor's past, in the barn first seen in "The Day of the Doctor." The loft in the barn where the young First Doctor is sleeping in bed, however, was not present in the previous episode.

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Suggested correction: These events take place thousands of years apart. Buildings (especially wooden ones) are likely to change in that time.

The barn appears three times, in "The Day of the Doctor", "Listen" and "Hell Bent." Its appearance in "The Day of the Doctor" is chronologically in-between its appearances in "Listen" and "Hell Bent." Both of the two latter episodes have the loft, but "The Day of the Doctor" doesn't. That's the mistake here.

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Plot hole: The Doctor leaves Martha a recording with instructions for her for when he's human. However, the flashbacks to the incident that led to him using the Chameleon Arch don't leave enough - or any - time for him to have made the recording.

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Suggested correction: He would have been planning the change to human for a while now, not just made it up on the fly. So he could have made a recording before the opening scene.

The episode makes it pretty clear that he and Martha got taken by surprise by the Family's attack. The Doctor also explicitly says, when he gets out the Chameleon Arch headset, that he never thought he'd use it. The flashbacks consistently present his decision to become human as one made as an urgent, in the moment one.

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The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Character mistake: When Amy says "Doesn't anybody need me?" from the door of the dropship, there's a misspelling on the door: "Trip Hazzard" instead of "Trip Hazard."

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Diagoras enters the Daleks' lab, he is shown pulling on his right glove twice. (00:18:55)

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: In close-ups of the modified pig, seams are visible on its forelimbs. (00:22:45)

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: As Donna appears in the TARDIS, the bouquet she was holding has disappeared. It wasn't dropped as she disappeared.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: Perhaps she dropped it in the time stream.

MasterOfAll

Extremis - S10-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Bill and Nardole run away at the end of the countdown, the reflection of the camera dolly and cameraman can be seen on the CERN countdown board. (00:35:55)

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Oxygen - S10-E6

Continuity mistake: During the Doctor's class he draws lines on the chalkboard, which continually change shape between shots. (00:04:05 - 00:05:10)

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Knock Knock - S10-E5

Continuity mistake: When Bill walks out of the TARDIS, her teddy bear is lying in the box she's carrying with its head to Bill's right. In the next shot from behind Bill as she sets the box down on the ground, the teddy is suddenly lying the opposite way. (00:06:45)

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Sleep No More - S9-E10

Other mistake: The Doctor says "These are a sort of mark 2, yeah?" The subtitles say "These are a sort of Mach 2, yeah?" (00:17:40)

paolog

Before the Flood - S9-E5

Other mistake: O'Donnell imitates another character retching. The subtitles show this as (WRETCHES). (00:03:00)

paolog

Before the Flood - S9-E5

Other mistake: Prentis says "In my ship, I have directions to my planet and a selection of items that you can oppress me with." The subtitles say "[...] appraise me with." (00:06:25)

paolog

The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: The Doctor's hairstyle alternates from parted over the left side to a right side part and back while standing by the Pandorica. (00:27:40)

Movie Nut

Into the Dalek - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, the collar of the Doctor's shirt frequently tucks in and out of his coat from shot to shot. Especially noticeable in the scenes where they are looking for and subsequently fix the Dalek's radiation leak.

Asylum of the Daleks - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rory pushes a Dalek backwards it has ear lights but in the next shot it doesn't.

The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When the War Doctor kisses Clara goodbye, his tea cup rests on top of the saucer, but when he steps into his TARDIS the cup sits on the bench, beside the saucer.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: Throughout certain points of the episode, you can see the Master's real brown hair through his blonde wig.

Casual Person

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Audio problem: When the Doctor and Martha are watching Shakespeare in the Globe, Martha says "He's a bit different to his portraits". After she says this on the left of the screen the Doctor's head comes into shot and you can clearly see by his facial expressions he is saying something to Martha, yet no sound is heard. (00:06:10)

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Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: When Dalek Sec picks up the remains of the radio and turns it in his hands, the "Hamilton" label on the front of the radio is written backwards, indicating that the shot has been flipped horizontally. (00:05:00)

The End of Time - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: After the Master changes all humans into copies of himself and Wilf says, "What have you done, you monster!?", it goes to all the different Masters in the room saying, "Are you talking to me?" The Abigail Naismith-Master is shorter than the Joshua Naismith-Master. In another shot they are the same height. The Abigail Naismith-Master is wearing very high heels and should be taller than the other Masters. (00:56:00 - 00:56:50)

Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Amy is trying not to forget Rory, the memory of him getting shot does not show the laser blast striking him.

LizzieWD

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Just after the Master destroys the gun in four parts, there is a shot from exactly the same angle and the bag it was in has disappeared. There is then a shot from the other direction and the wreckage is still there. (00:28:35)

Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Yvonne is taking the Doctor and Jackie to the Sphere Room, there is a sign opposite the door that has the words "Torchwood Institute". In the next shot where you can see the corridor from inside the Sphere Chamber, the sign has disappeared. It reappears again when Rose is going into the Sphere Chamber, but this time it has directions to the Reception, Canteen and Lever Room as well as "Torchwood Institute". It also disappears again when you see the corridor from inside the Chamber. (00:23:30 - 00:31:45)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Factual error: When they are running over the bridge, supposedly in London, you can see the Heddlu sign on the police station (Heddlu is Welsh for police). You can also see a Cardiff bus at the bus stop underneath.

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Character mistake: David Tennant has a strong Scottish accent, and puts on the Doctor's English one. When David and Freema Agyeman are lying on the bed in the hotel, David forgets his English accent when he says, "There's something I'm missing, Martha."

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: While hiding behind the mini-skips, Rose and Pete hold hands. After a cut to close up, they hold hands again. (00:08:55)

The Curse of the Black Spot - S6-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Amy pulls out a sword before fighting the pirates, you can see a cameraman's reflection on the blade.

kane raggett

The Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: In the scene toward the end where the Doctor is shot by the Dalek, when the camera is shooting from Rose's point of view, the Doctor is gasping and struggling for breath. However when the camera shows the Doctor from behind, he's lying completely still in Rose's arms. The camera cuts back to Rose's POV and he's struggling again, with no time in between for the change in his movements.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor brings Amy onto the TARDIS, the material of the tweed jacket he's wearing is entirely different in the close-ups of the Doctor's hands, as he's fiddling with the gears on the panel. (00:59:45)

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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: As the Doctor, Captain Jack and Lynda with a Y have been captured, the Doctor turns his head to the right, then after it cuts it shows him turning his head again and saying "Let's do it." (00:32:05)

Turn Left - S4-E11

Plot hole: In this episode, the Doctor is said to have died during the events of "The Runaway Bride." As a result, he was not able to prevent the spaceship Titanic from crashing in London. It is later shown that southeast England was obliterated by the explosion. This falls far short of what the Doctor mentioned in "Voyage of the Damned", wherein he frantically repeated that if the Titanic crashed, the drive's explosion would wipe out all 6 billion people on the Earth (that's the entire human race at the time of the show's airing).

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Other mistake: Martha falls into the bog and Hath Peck rushes down to help her. She calls out "Help me, Peck!" but the subtitles read "Help me peg!" This is just one of many errors in this series' subtitles, which seem to have been added by listening to the dialogue without reference to the script. (00:26:30)

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The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When gassing the cabinet members, the Master puts on a gas mask. The Valiant logo is above the tube, and upside down. In the next shot, it is below the tube, and the right way up. (00:04:50)

sonicdrewdriver

Love & Monsters - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When Ursula is filming Elton outside his old house, the digital camera produces a distorted picture and has four white lines in the corners. But, after Elton's flashback, Ursula is still filming but the picture is straight and the lines are gone. (00:04:40)

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Revealing mistake: Whenever you glimpse the inside of the TARDIS from outside, a frontal view reveals a picture of what's inside which has been placed at the back of the box. Sadly, it isn't on the sides. This means that, from the right angle, you can easily tell that it is just a box.

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: When the people in Hooverville are meeting around the campfire, it's raining. However, everyone's clothes and hats are completely dry. (00:28:05 - 00:28:45)

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The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor is struck by the green light emitted from the astronaut, his right thigh momentarily disappears due to the animation. (This is even more visible when looking at the still of this shot on the Doctor Who website).

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Throughout series 5 and series 6, The Doctor's hair style keeps changing sides.

kane raggett

The End of Time - S4-E17

Factual error: When the Immortality Gate is activated, there's a wide shot of Earth as the wave from the device goes around the planet. In another instance of a mistake made by a few previous Christmas specials, despite this taking place on Christmas Day, the North Pole is looking very, very sunny for what's supposed to be the dead of winter. (00:54:50)

The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is ready to catch River Song, the TARDIS exterior shown is that of the Tenth Doctor's, not Eleven's. In particular, the St John's Ambulance logo is missing. (00:04:35)

Barry Harrison

Kill the Moon - S8-E7

Factual error: Near the end of the episode, the full Moon is shown in the daytime sky, well above the horizon. This is impossible, as any celestial body lit by the Sun has its full phase only when it is directly opposite the Sun; thus, a full Moon rises at sunset and sits high in the sky only during the night. For the Moon to be in the sky during the day as shown, it would have to be visibly of a phase other than full.

DavidK93

Midnight - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene the Doctor and Donna are speaking over the phone. The purple phone Donna is holding shows the slot where a cable should be plugged in, but there is none. (00:01:15)

ItsDesm

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Other mistake: When the Doctor finds the crystal and blows on it, it glows brightly. While it lights up his face as it should, the backs of his hands light up, apparently from the crystal. This is not possible, as the light comes from in front when the crystal is inside the Doctor's hands. (00:14:55)

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The Power of Three - S7-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When the Doctor is painting the fence and vacuuming the living room, Amy lifts her legs to let the Doctor pass with the vacuum, revealing the transmitter for her mic in her back pocket. (00:07:45)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor rides the bike out of the TARDIS, visible in the background is the TARDIS with the door still open. Very next shot, the door is closed. (00:26:20)

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Cold War - S7-E10

Factual error: The rank insignia of the Soviet officers is completely inaccurate. The captain wears the epaulets of a captain first rank (captain) and the sleeve insignia of a captain second rank (commander). Lieutenant Stephashin wears the epaulets of a senior lieutenant and the sleeve insignia of a captain third rank (lieutenant-commander). The third officer wears the epaulets of a captain second rank and the sleeve insignia of a captain third rank.

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The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when the Doctor takes Amy to planet One, he holds out his hand for Amy to take hold of when they're about to leave the TARDIS. When you see her from the back, Amy lifts her hand wearing her red fingerless gloves. But when it switches shot and faces Amy from the front, she takes the Doctor's hand wearing no gloves. When she steps out of the TARDIS, her gloves are on again.

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When the Doctor and Clara are riding through London on their motorbike, the camera rig filming them is visible in their helmets. (00:27:00)

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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)

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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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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, á la the Neuralizer from Men in Black.

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.

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.

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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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When Clara asks Kate why her two assistants have entered the Black Archive, she rests her left arm on the sill of the window of the containment unit she's inside. In the next shot, when Clara slowly turns to look at "Kate", who's just revealed she's actually a Zygon imposter, her left arm is by her side. (00:39:55)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Doctors figure out how to disintegrate the door, when Eleven takes out his screwdriver to check the calculation and announces that it's complete, Ten's right hand, with which he's holding his screwdriver, goes from raised at roughly shoulder height to much lower between shots. (00:44:50)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When Osgood discovers Kate trussed up where the Zygons left her, when she pulls off the sheet covering her Kate's head is completely covered by a membrane-like mass. Moments later, after Osgood has begun working at Kate's hands to get her free, in the next shot with Kate's head in it her face is now uncovered. (00:46:15)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end in the Undergallery, when Ten walks up to the Gallifrey Falls painting, wondering what its actual title is, the door of his TARDIS, visible behind him, is open. In the next shot with the TARDISes visible, the door is shut. (01:10:55)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Eleventh Doctor takes off his fez, before throwing it into the time fissure, the position of his right hand on the hat changes between shots. (00:27:40)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: In the storage room, when Clara takes a model of the TARDIS down from a shelf, how she's holding it changes between shots. (00:12:10)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor begins to explain to Gregor that the TARDIS doesn't actually have a self-destruct, he places his right hand on Gregor's shoulder. In the next shot, his right arm is by his side and he isn't touching Gregor. (00:26:00)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: When Gregor hands Tricky the patch from his jumpsuit, Tricky's hold on the patch changes. In addition, the patch is sagging in shots facing Tricky, but not in the close-up of it. (00:32:40)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: Before they enter the damaged TARDIS, when the Doctor watches Gregor put down Bram, and then asks Tricky why he's using a blast suit and respirator despite being an android, his hands are clasped in front of his chest in close-ups, but down below his waist in wide shots. (00:09:15)

Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor puts on a harness during the preparations to rescue Hila, a flap on the front keeps switching between being straight out and being folded behind the strap it's attached to. (00:29:25)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Clara shakes the TARDIS' doors, demanding it let her in, her hands change position between shots. (00:36:25)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: While Emma is explaining to Clara what an empathic psychic is, the Doctor grabs a bottle of milk from the table and takes a swig out of it, holding the bottle in his right hand, before jumping into the conversation to state that empaths are both extremely compassionate and extremely lonely. While he's saying this, his left hand goes from gesturing in a close-up to holding the milk bottle in a wide shot. (00:06:25)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Emma tells Clara not to trust the Doctor, the position of her hands and fingers, holding her teacup, change between shots. (00:19:00)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: While the Doctor and Clara are talking and realise that she now possesses extensive computing knowledge, in shots facing the Doctor he has his hands raised in various gestures or by his mouth, but his hands aren't visible in shots facing Clara. (00:22:15)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor says "I'm an alien from outer space, I'm a thousand years old, and I can't fly a plane! Can you?", the sonic screwdriver jumps from his right hand to his left. (00:25:30)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When Clara takes the copy of Summer Falls away from Artie briefly, the position of her hand on the book changes between the initial shot and the close-up of the book's cover. (00:04:40)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When Clara asks the "girl" coming down the stairs if she's a friend of Angie's, and the "girl" replies in a monotone, in the shot facing Clara the girl-robot is seen nearly at the bottom of the steps, but in the next shot facing the "girl", she's suddenly higher up the stairs. (00:12:05)

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When Clara is asleep in bed after the Doctor prevented her from being downloaded by the people in the Shard, he sets up a vase of flowers, a glass of water and a plate of Jammie Dodgers on her bedside table. The positions of the glass, the cookies on the plate, and the torn-open package the cookies came out of is seen when the Doctor leaves a half-eaten cookie on the plate in a close-up. When Clara wakes up, however, the cookies on the plate, the packaging and the glass have all changed positions. (00:18:20)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When an Atraxi ship appears over the village green, there's a shot where the Doctor, Amy and Rory turn to look at it, and they're standing in bright sunshine with their shadows visible - despite the fact that the Atraxi have surrounded the planet with a forcefield that dims sunlight, so those shadows shouldn't be possible. (00:36:05)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor throws his hands in the air and exclaims, "Who da man!?", Rory's phone, which he was holding in the shots immediately prior, is missing. (00:47:25)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After Prisoner Zero is taken away, when Rory asks the Doctor if everything is back to normal, the Doctor is holding Rory's phone in his right hand while dialing a number. In the shot immediately after, focusing on Rory, where the Doctor walks by him and lightly smacks him on the shoulder, the phone is suddenly in the Doctor's left hand. (00:50:20)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor steps through the hologram of his past selves and introduces himself to the Atraxi, in a wide shot, there's a red jacket lying on the ground to the left of Rory. In a close-up of Amy and Rory immediately following, the jacket has suddenly leaped into Rory's arms, to join the other clothes he's holding. When the Atraxi flies away, the red jacket is back on the ground again. (00:53:55)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Amelia comes out of her house with a torch to look at the crashed TARDIS, its exact position in her hand changes between shots a few times. (00:03:30)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor spits out some yogurt that Amelia gave him and wipes off his mouth, there's still some yogurt on his face and chin. Immediately afterwards, he involuntarily jerks around a bit due to regeneration sickness, and the yogurt is gone. (00:06:35)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: At one point while the Doctor is explaining to Amelia what the crack is, there's a shot where he has his hands on the wall examining the crack as he leans over Amelia's desk, then the camera cuts to a shot of Amelia where the Doctor is standing upright with his hands not touching the wall at all. (00:10:15)

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Angelo and Jeff recognize the Doctor, leading to him learning that Amy was known for drawing cartoons of him when she was younger, he keeps changing position between shots. (00:30:05)

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Planet of the Dead - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor finds the stolen cup inside Christina's knapsack, he's shown reaching for it twice, in the wide shot and the close-up. (00:38:40)

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Wilf takes out his revolver and offers it to the Doctor, he's holding it with the grip pointed toward the Doctor. In a wide shot shortly afterwards, Wilf's arm is moving to hold the gun out again, this time with the barrel closer to the Doctor. In the next shot, a close-up of Wilf, the gun is back to its first orientation. (00:25:20)

The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Shaun and Sylvia run out of the Nobles' house to look as Gallifrey begins to phase in and out next to Earth, Shaun's right hand, which he had on Sylvia's shoulder, changes position between shots just before he runs off looking for Donna. (00:40:40)

The End of Time - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: Adams, the female Vinvocci, has a tendency to wrinkle her forehead, which makes the fact that her spiky head is a cap the actress is wearing very obvious.

The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Donna, on the phone with Wilf, is surrounded by Master duplicates in the alley behind her house, she has her phone to her ear, but there's a shot where she looks behind her to see two Masters, one of whom is wearing a bowtie, entering the alley, her phone is missing, only to be back by her ear in the next shot. (00:07:05)

The End of Time - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: After Lucy gets the bottle from the guard, as she explains to the Master that her family had contacts to create something to counteract the "potions of life" used to resurrect him, she starts to take the cork out of the bottle with her left hand, the camera cuts away to the Master and when it cuts back to Lucy, her left hand is on the bottom of the bottle, before she starts to take the cork out again. (00:15:00)

Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor offers Professor Moorhouse some jelly babies in a cigarette case, the position of the candy in the case changes between shots. (00:14:10)

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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor takes a phone handset from the wall and sonics it before calling Clara, his grip on the sonic screwdriver changes between the wide shot and the close-up. (00:21:45)

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant basement, while the Doctor and Clara are looking around while speculating on why the clockwork droids are harvesting organs, Clara moves a chain out of her way with her left hand before releasing it, only to be holding the chain again in the next shot. (00:44:10)

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor walks up to Vastra and Jenny and calls them "the green one and the not-green one", he gestures with his right hand in the direction of the TARDIS. In a wide shot immediately following, he gestures again. (00:03:45)

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Twice Upon a Time - S11-E1

Other mistake: After the Doctor regenerates, there's a close-up of the Thirteenth Doctor's eye with the console room reflected in it. The reflection is the same orientation as a shot from behind her immediately prior, which should not be the case. (01:00:45)

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World Enough and Time - S10-E12

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

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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The Doctor Falls - S10-E13

Continuity mistake: When Bill unwraps the mirror Alit got her and holds it up to look at her reflection, she raises it so the top of the mirror is above her shoulders, then it cuts to a close-up where the mirror is suddenly lower. (00:16:35)

The Pilot - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor tells Bill that nothing gets through the TARDIS doors, when she responds that they're made of wood and have windows, the Doctor's left hand changes position between shots from being apparently by his side to suddenly resting on the door. (00:28:40)

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The Pilot - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor holds out his sonic screwdriver for the Dalek to scan, his grip on it changes between shots. (00:42:25)

Thin Ice - S10-E4

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor and Bill are tied up in the tent of explosives, when Lord Sutcliffe pulls out his pocket watch to check the time and notes that the elephant is being brought onto the ice, in a shot facing the Doctor and Bill the watch chain is taut. When the shot cuts to look at Sutcliffe and his henchman, the chain is slack. (00:33:40)

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Smile - S10-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor picks up a skull from the bones waiting to be ground into fertilizer, the position of his hands holding it changes between shots facing him and shots looking at the skull. (00:15:10)

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)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor gets embarrassed as Donna lightly mocks him for not realizing that when she said she wanted to go home, she only meant for a brief visit, he rubs his chin with his left hand. When Ross Jenkins interrupts by saying, "Ready when you are, sir," the Doctor is now rubbing his chin with his right hand. In the shot after that, it's back to his left hand. (00:20:40)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor opens a shipping container full of Ood and he and Donna stand in the entryway, he only opens the right-hand door, leaving the other one shut. In a shot from behind the two of them, facing into the crate, the left-hand door is now wide open. (00:17:15)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Donna enter Warehouse 15 and see the Ood Brain, the Doctor rests his hands on the railing with his right hand off to his side. In shots from above and behind him and Donna, his right hand is closer to him. (00:35:30)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Ood Sigma steps in front of Mr. Halpen while he's holding the Doctor and Donna at gunpoint and suggests he have a drink, the glass Sigma holds up is empty, despite the fact that he was heard pouring Halpen's tonic into it just moments before. In a shot later in the scene, the glass is shown full. (00:37:30)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: For most of the scene where the Doctor and Donna find the dying Ood Delta-50, the front of his body is covered in snow. After he mentions "the circle", when the Doctor is asking what that is, the snow on Delta-50's chest is gone. (00:06:25)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: During the first scene in Warehouse 15, when Dr. Ryder puts his hands on the railing as he looks over it, the exact positioning of his right hand changes between shots. (00:15:05)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Sybilline priestesses kneel after the High Priestess speaks, in a shot from the front, Donna, sitting on the altar, has her hands in front of her - she's using her left hand to take the rope off her right wrist. In the next shot, from behind, her hands are at her sides. In addition, the rope still on her right wrist disappears. (00:27:05)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Donna are walking through the underground tunnels towards Mount Vesuvius, tunnels that can be presumed to be fairly warm due to their connections to volcanic activity, their breath is visible - something that only happens in cold temperatures. (00:31:20)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor explains to Donna how he sees the universe, the distance between them changes several times. (00:31:40)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is talking to Evelina at the end, her hair changes position between shots. (00:44:00)

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Donna leave as Caecilius, Metella, Evelina and Quintus stand and watch the destruction of Pompeii, the TARDIS changes orientation between shots - in both of them, one from in front of the family and one from behind, the TARDIS' door, with the sign, is visible. (00:45:10)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: After Metella hands Caecilius the beetle brooch, his hands change position between the close-up and the wide shot. (00:46:10)

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Donna are talking to Caecilius, when they introduce themselves as "Spartacus" and Caecilius makes several guesses as to their relationship, wondering if they're married or siblings, in shots facing them, the Doctor and Donna are standing fairly close together. In shots facing Caecilius, however, the Doctor and Donna are standing much further apart. (00:11:05)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: After Lucius' arrival, when the Doctor escorts Donna towards the TARDIS, telling her they have to go, which she doesn't agree with, between shots his hands change position between having his right hand on her back, or having both his hands on her shoulders. (00:13:55)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Caecilius are talking while the Doctor examines the hypocaust, Caecilius keeps changing position. (00:17:40)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In Lucius' house, when the Doctor pulls the cloth off the shelf with the stone circuits, the position of Quintus' hand on the shaft of the torch he's holding changes between shots. (00:19:10)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Donna changes into contemporary clothing, she has a purple shawl of sorts draped over her dress. In the first shot, she's shown with her hand out from under the cloth, but in the next shot her hand is under the cloth. (00:19:30)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ms. Foster's computer switches back on because it's picking up a signal from the Adiposian First Family, in a shot facing him, the Doctor reaches towards it with his left hand. In the next shot, from behind him and Donna, his left hand is resting on the wall next to the computer, before he reaches for it again. (00:39:25)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor attempts to persuade Matron Cofelia, who is hanging in a levitation beam, to come over to the roof of the Adipose Industries building, Donna's hands, resting on the parapet on the edge of the roof, change position between shots. (00:41:15)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the office worker gives the Doctor her phone number, he's holding the paper differently between the wide shot and the close-up. (00:04:35)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Donna starts fiddling with the Adipose necklace she stole, this causes an Adipose to be created out of Stacey's fat cells. When this begins, Stacey is in the upstairs bathroom applying lip gloss, and she's holding the applicator wand when her stomach begins to move. When she pulls up her shirt to look at her distending stomach in the mirror, the lip gloss wand is gone. (00:07:15)

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Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is leaving Roger's house, a gadget in his pocket starts beeping. He pulls the device out with his left hand, but in a close-up of it immediately afterwards, it's in his right hand. (00:07:35)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Other mistake: When the Doctor and Donna get onto the roof, after he sonics the door shut behind them, as they run for the crane for the window washing cart he puts his sonic screwdriver in his mouth, holding it between his teeth, and pulls something out of his pocket. It looks like he might be carrying Miss Foster's sonic pen - except that at this point in the episode, it hasn't yet been revealed. (00:24:20)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Donna attempts to smash open a window with a wrench she finds in the window washing cart, there's a shot of her and the Doctor from above where they're not in front of the window they were at in shots from inside. (00:26:00)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Donna are attempting to smash open a window while stuck in the window-washing cart, there is a shot of them from above just before Foster cuts the cable in which banging sounds are heard and the cart is shaking, but if you look closely at them they aren't actually touching the window at all. (00:26:10)

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When Astrid tells Mr. Copper that she's going down to Deck 31 to find the Doctor, she's using her left hand to fit a teleport bracelet on her right wrist. In a shot facing Mr. Copper immediately after as he wishes her good luck, her left arm is suddenly by her side. (00:50:55)

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Revealing mistake: Max Capricorn is a cyborg, with his head being the only remaining part of his original body, wired up to a mobile life support system. If you look closely during his scenes, whenever he turns his head, the costume the actor is wearing to hide his body becomes apparent, as the wires and cables below Capricorn's head also move slightly.

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Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor interrupts Mr. Copper's incredibly inaccurate description of Earth society to ask him where he got his information from, in a shot facing Mr. Copper, the Doctor's raised hand has only one finger extended. In the next shot, facing the Doctor, he has two fingers extended, with the other two only loosely curled. Shortly after this, the Doctor scratches his temple with that same hand, only for it to be absent in the next shot facing Mr. Copper. (00:11:40)

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: After Rickston asks the Doctor how "Mr. and Mrs. Fatso" (Morvin and Foon) are going to get through a narrow gap, when the Doctor responds that they're going to make the gap bigger, he passes Rickston a piece of metal. The steel bar's appearance changes between shots. (00:27:45)

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: After Morvin falls to his death in the engine, when Foon tearfully demands to the Doctor that he bring him back, and he tells her he can't, Foon's hand is gripping the railing in one shot with the two of them, but missing in a shot facing the Doctor as he says, "I know. I'm sorry." (00:37:45)

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Master says that the Doctor sealed the rift at the Medusa Cascade single-handed, in a wide shot, his right hand is resting on the edge of the table he's sitting on. The scene cuts to a close-up, and then back to a wide shot, where the Master's right hand is now in his lap. (00:10:30)

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Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Martha explains to Tom and Professor Docherty about how the Master could only use the TARDIS to travel between the present day and the end of the universe, and how he must have gone to Utopia, in a wide shot her right hand is resting on the table, but in a shot from above looking down on the captured Toclafane her right arm is by her side. (00:20:15)

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Master says, "Out you come, little girl. Come and meet your Master," his arms go from lowered to raised between shots. (00:27:20)

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Martha walks up the Valiant's bridge, she passes Captain Jack and her family before stopping just short of the bottom of the stairs. In the next shot, she's still walking as she looks at the Doctor. (00:29:30)

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is cradling the Master's body, in the close-up his right hand is curled up into a fist, but in the following wide shot is wrapped around the Master's shoulder. (00:41:45)

Last of the Time Lords (3) - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Martha react to discovering that Jack is the Face of Boe, the position of the Doctor's arms on the railing in front of them changes between shots. (00:45:05)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Martha starts to phone her family, after the Doctor warns her not to tell them anything, as she snaps in response, "I'll do what I like!", in the first shot she's holding her phone away from her body, but in the second shot it's jumped to her ear. (00:14:25)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Jack tells Martha they have to ditch her car after escaping from the Master's thugs, the position of her hands on the steering wheel changes between shots. (00:17:05)

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The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: After the Master calls Winters "the last President of America", in a shot from behind him and Lucy, he has his hands by his sides. In the next shot, facing them, the Master has his hands clasped behind him. (00:31:35)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor stops and raises his hand while he, Martha and Jack are running through the Valiant because he senses the TARDIS, his fingers keep changing position between shots. (00:34:40)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor fixes Jack's vortex manipulator so they can escape the silo, Martha and Jack are holding the lab door mostly closed against a horde of Futurekind. In the shot where the trio time-travels away, the Futurekind, some of whom had stuck their hands through the gap in the door, are missing. (00:00:40)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the Cabinet meeting, when the Master says, "Thank you. Thank you, one and all," in a wide shot, he turns his head to his right. In a close-up immediately afterwards, his head is facing straight ahead. (00:04:00)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: During the Cabinet meeting, when the Master stands up as he says, "That wasn't funny," in a shot from behind he places both hands on the table as he rises. In the next shot, facing him, his right hand is suddenly by his chin. (00:04:10)

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor talks about how the Master was always sort of hypnotic, in a wide shot, Martha is sitting on the end of her couch, with her hands loosely folded, with her left hand on top. In the shot of her where she says she was going to vote for Harold Saxon, her right hand is on top. In the next wide shot, her hands have reverted to their original position. (00:12:05)

Utopia (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When everyone is being escorted into the silo after escaping the Futurekind, they all have mud splattered on their clothes - it's especially noticeable with the Doctor, Padra and Jack. Inside the silo, the mud has disappeared. (00:12:20)

Utopia (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Master takes the disc with the location of Utopia out of the computer, the exact spot he's holding it changes between shots. (00:40:55)

Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sally and Larry are hugging each other as the TARDIS dematerializes around them, as the cellar with the Angels becomes more visible, Sally lets go of the console with both hands and clasps them together. A couple of shots later, her left hand is still touching the console. (00:37:55)

Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sally enters the DVD store looking for Larry, she encounters the store's owner, Banto, who is sitting behind the front counter watching a movie. He holds up his finger to indicate her to wait briefly because of the point in the movie he's at. In shots facing him, his hand is quite close to his mouth and chin, but in a shot facing Sally, his hand is considerably further away from his head. (00:13:10)

Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sally picks up the remote to pause the recording of the Doctor after getting unnerved by him seeming to hear her, and when she rests it against her forehead after Larry comes back into the room, it switches between her hands a few times. (00:16:40)

Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: After Sally leaves the garage, Billy turns his head and sees the Weeping Angels around the TARDIS, and his facial expression changes from a smile to a confused frown. In a close-up of Billy after the shot of the Angels, his head is turning and his expression changes a second time. (00:20:40)

Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sally is holding the picture of Billy and his wife, the position of her right index finger on the frame changes between shots. (00:24:35)

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Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sally takes out the list of DVDs while talking to Billy in the hospital, her grip on the paper changes between shots. (00:25:40)

Blink - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sally pulls off the last piece of wallpaper to reveal the writing, "Love from the Doctor (1969)", in the first shot, the second "9" in the date is somewhat patchy, with the middle part of the number mostly gone due to the removal of the wallpaper. In a close-up of "The Doctor" just moments later, the "9" is intact, visible in the lower right corner. (00:02:15)

The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor comes back to the Cartwright house after imprisoning the Family, Joan walks over to the window and looks out, clasping her hands in front of her. In the next shot, when she asks the Doctor if it's done, her hands are suddenly by her sides, and she is shown clasping them again. (00:34:45)

The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Martha hug after he thanks her for looking after him, the position of her arms changes between shots. (00:38:20)

The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: In the penultimate scene, with Tim Latimer helping an injured Hutchinson across a muddy battlefield at night, one of the shots is flipped - in the unflipped shots, Hutchinson has his right arm slung across Tim's shoulders, but in the flipped shot, it appears to be his left arm, and the two young men have switched sides. (00:39:45)

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The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Martha finishes listing off the bones of the hand to Joan, in order to prove that she's a medical student from the future, in a shot facing Joan, Martha's thumb is extended. In the next shot, facing Martha, her thumb is suddenly folded back, as if she was using her hand to display the number 4. (00:12:15)

The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Sister of Mine enters the school's courtyard after the battle with the scarecrows, her right hand is holding her balloon at the bottom, with the bottom of the string wrapped around her left hand. In the next shot, facing her, her right hand is at her side, with the balloon floating above her left hand. The balloon proceeds to jump between positions until Sister of Mine murders the headmaster. (00:18:00)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when the Doctor asks Martha if they saw her face, her hands change position, from grabbing his arms in a shot facing her to facing up in a shot with both of them. (00:00:10)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor says, in response to Martha asking how the Family can follow them, "Stolen technology. They've got a Time Agent's vortex manipulator," in a close-up of his face he reaches with his left hand for a control on the console, but in a following shot of his hands, they're right next to each other. (00:00:25)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Martha and Jenny are washing the floor, just as Hutchinson and Baines come along and tell them off for laughing, one of the lace ribbons on Martha's cap moves between hanging in the back in shots facing her and draped over her shoulder in shots facing the schoolboys. (00:04:15)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Martha initially bursts into John Smith's study after hearing that he fell down the stairs, the door is mostly closed. When she runs back to the door to knock on it after Joan Redfern tells her off for bursting into a master's study unannounced, the door is open wider. (00:06:35)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: During Joan's encounter with the Family's spaceship, when it shines a beam of green light at her, she shields herself by raising her right arm. It changes position between a wide shot and a close-up. (00:12:20)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: After watching the Family's spaceship land, Jeremy Baines puts his hand on a tree stump as he walks around it to approach the ship. He does this twice, in two successive shots. (00:14:10)

42 - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: After Korwin cuts the power to the stasis pod, close-ups of the Doctor inside the pod show light still on in the pod. A shot from outside the pod, however, after McDonnell runs off to deal with Korwin, shows the inside as being dark. (00:35:25)

42 - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor asks Captain McDonnell how many other crewmembers there are on board, he grabs her arms. After she tells him "three", the Doctor lets go of her as Scannell explains that the ship transports cargo across the galaxy. In the next shot, facing the Doctor, he's holding McDonnell's arms again. (00:03:00)

42 - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor starts scanning Korwin, he's holding the sonic screwdriver with his thumb on the end without the light. When Ashton says that Korwin sabotaged the ship, the Doctor's grip on the screwdriver has changed to one without his thumb on the end. Shortly after, he has his thumb on the end again. (00:06:10)

42 - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor comes up with the idea of using the generator to restart the ship's engines, in a close-up he's gesturing with his right hand, but in a wide shot is gesturing with his left. (00:10:15)

42 - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: After McDonnell warns the crew that the possessed Korwin killed Abi, Ashton orders Erina to hurry up with the equipment she was sent to fetch, and she mutes the com before removing several pieces of equipment from a locker, holding them with her right hand and arm. When she closes the locker door, revealing Korwin, the equipment disappears. (00:15:20)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lazarus switches his machine on while the Doctor and Martha are inside, when Martha asks what's happening, the Doctor, who is working on the machine, is holding several coloured wires, most prominently white and blue, in his left hand and has a white wire wrapped around his right hand. The scene cuts to Martha, and when it cuts back to the Doctor, the wire around his right hand is gone and he's only holding a white wire in his left hand. (00:29:10)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Martha get into Lazarus' machine, it's shown to be very cramped inside - when the Doctor crouches down to access the wiring and circuitry below a floor panel, his head is right next to the skirt of Martha's dress. However, after he tells Martha what he's doing to the capsule, when he notes that the transformed Lazarus is three times the size of his human form, the Doctor is further away from Martha. (00:29:25)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor and Martha get out of the capsule and walk up to the human Lazarus, lying on the floor, Martha says it's kind of pitiful, turning to look at the Doctor as she does so. In the next shot, facing the Doctor, Martha's head is still turned to look at Lazarus. (00:30:10)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: In the cathedral, when Lazarus says, "You're so sentimental, Doctor. Maybe you are older than you look," his blanket has jumped up to cover his left shoulder, which was previously bare. The blanket then changes position several more times. (00:34:50)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Martha compares the Doctor's tuxedo to James Bond, he's adjusting the bowtie. The position of his hand changes between the wide shot and the close-up as he responds, "James Bond? Really." (00:04:25)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: After Martha hugs her mother, when Francine asks what the occasion is and Martha responds that she's just pleased to see her, in a shot facing Francine she has her right hand on the side of Martha's head. In the next shot, facing Martha, Francine is moving her hand to the position it was in the previous shot. (00:06:15)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lazarus starts his speech, there is a shot of the Doctor and Martha watching. The Doctor has his arms at his sides. The scene cuts to Lazarus speaking, a shot in which the Doctor is visible from behind, unmoving. In the next shot of the Doctor, he has his arms crossed. (00:07:15)

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The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lazarus emerges from the pod, when he announces himself to the crowd, in a wide shot, his arms are lowered, but in a close-up immediately afterwards his arms are raised. (00:09:15)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: During the reception, the newly rejuvenated Lazarus takes a tray of hors d'oeuvres from a waiter and starts eating them while talking to Lady Thaw, just as the Doctor and Martha walk up. Later in the conversation, just as Lazarus says to the Doctor that what happened inside the capsule was exactly what was supposed to, the tray vanishes. (00:11:10)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lazarus begins transforming into the giant scorpion monster the first time, he's holding a tumbler of alcohol. When he drops to the floor as Lady Thaw asks what's wrong, the glass has vanished. (00:15:20)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Francine calls Tish over to ask her if she's seen Martha and the Doctor anywhere, Leo is taking a drink from a nearly-empty glass of champagne. When Leo is next seen on camera, as Francine asks Tish if Martha had ever mentioned the Doctor to her before, he's drinking from a much fuller glass of champagne. (00:16:00)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Martha enter Lazarus' office, as the Doctor wonders where Lazarus is, in a wide shot he puts his hands in his pockets. In a close-up immediately afterwards, his hands are by his sides. (00:17:00)

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Martha get out of the elevator and enter the reception room in search of Lazarus, they pass by the string quartet. The violinist is not actually playing, as her bow is not touching the strings of her instrument. (00:18:05)

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor fits the Chameleon Arch watch into the headset, his hands change position between shots. (00:20:15)

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Tallulah is reunited with Laszlo, she puts her hands on his shoulders. Then, between shots, they jump to his neck, then the collar of his jumpsuit, then his jaw, etc. (00:39:35)

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Martha asks the Daleks what's going on and one of them explains that they are planning to evolve to live outside their shells, the Doctor changes position between shots while he's shown listening to this, standing behind Frank and Laszlo. (00:44:30)

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When the hybrid Dalek Sec declares that the human prisoners in the lab will become like him, the Doctor is shown ducking out of the group to the side of the lab twice, in two successive shots. (00:01:15)

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Dalek Sec tells the Doctor, "The Cult of Skaro escaped your slaughter," the Doctor is lowering his chin. In the next shot, facing the Doctor, as he asks Sec how they survived, he still has his chin raised and head tilted back. (00:01:55)

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Audio problem: When the Dalek says "Humans will be spared", its ear lights are out of sync with the words. (00:11:40)

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor slips Martha the psychic paper, when he and the Daleks leave, Martha is shown bringing her hand close to her body and opening the wallet with the paper. In the close up, she repeats the two actions. (00:12:05)

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is taking the back off the radio, his grip on it changes between shots. (00:25:15)

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Gridlock - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor gets directions to the motorway, when the red-haired female pharmacist leans over her counter to try and persuade him to buy some Happy, her hands change position between shots. (00:08:00)

Gridlock - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor, after being placed on hold while attempting to call the police, talks to Brannigan and Valerie about other people he could contact, in close-ups, Valerie has her right hand resting on the top of her seat. In a wide shot, she lowers her hand, but in the next close-up of her, it's jumped to its previous position. (00:14:20)

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lilith runs her hand along the side of the Doctor's head to distract him so she can get some of his hair, in the wide shots her fingers are extended past his ear. In a shot facing him, however, her fingers are curled and in front of his ear. (00:34:40)

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is persuading Shakespeare to come up with some words to stop the Carrionites with, in wide shots he has his right arm around Shakespeare's shoulder and is holding his left arm. In close-ups, they are not in physical contact. (00:38:35)

Gridlock - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: After arriving in New New York's undercity, the Doctor and Martha find a screen playing the news. The Doctor tinkers with it and gets a video of flying cars passing a picturesque view of the city. This is a clip from the last episode set on this planet, "New Earth" - the fact that in a close-up of the screen, the TARDIS can be seen parked on the cliffs as it was in that episode clinches it. (00:03:55)

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Gridlock - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: After Milo and Cheen abduct Martha, they put a sleep patch on her before entering their car. In the close-up where Cheen applies the patch, it's stuck on securely and neatly, with the top and bottom of the square pointing directly at Martha's head and chest respectively. In a wide shot immediately afterwards, the patch is stuck on quite loosely and has gone askew. (00:06:35)

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor puts his tie back on after returning from the morning, the collar of his shirt is noticeably askew as a result. Just moments later, when Martha enters the TARDIS for the first time, the collar is neat again, without him having done anything. (00:41:00)

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The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor first enters Shakespeare's room at the inn, the collar of his coat is askew. The scene cuts to Shakespeare, and when it cuts back to the Doctor his collar is now flat, without him having moved his hands from his pockets. (00:09:20)

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lilith has Shakespeare under her spell and is having him write an alternate ending to his play, there is one shot of his face where his quill can be seen in the corner, perfectly still, even though the next shot shows that he's writing. (00:18:25)

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor, Martha and Shakespeare are in the Globe and they talk about the theatre's architecture, there is a wooden staircase in front of the stage, which Martha and Shakespeare use to descend from the stage when the three leave. Shortly after, at the beginning of the scene where the two actors from Shakespeare's company accidentally summon a Carrionite while practicing their lines, the staircase is gone. (00:22:10)

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Martha is talking to the Doctor, who is posing as a patient, about her encounter with him in the street earlier, which he doesn't remember, she takes her stethoscope off her neck. The camera cuts to the Doctor, then back to her, and she's taking it off again. (00:04:15)

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is looking out the window while asking Martha if there's a balcony on the floor of the hospital they're on, in close-ups of him only his right hand is visible, resting on the sill between two windowpanes, and his left arm is by his side. In a wide shot from outside looking in, his left arm is stretched out with his left hand gripping the divider between two windowpanes, in a spot where it should have been visible in the preceding shot. (00:10:05)

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Martha open the doors to the balcony, in a shot facing them, Martha lets go of the handle of her door and it swings completely open. In the next shot, from behind, Martha is still holding the doorknob. (00:10:35)

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is telling Martha that he was just wandering and not looking for trouble, in the wide shot, he's rubbing his chin. In the close-up immediately afterward, his hand has jumped to his hair. (00:19:45)

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the Doctor is being held by the slab in the MRI room, there are some shots where what appears to be a lighting screen is reflected in its helmet. (00:29:55)

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Martha and the Doctor are talking in the alley at the end, he's leaning on the TARDIS. His exact position keeps changing between shots. (00:39:10)

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor picks up a mug and a pencil to use as props to explain to Donna how she was pulled into the TARDIS, he is initially holding the pencil by the blunt end. The scene cuts to a shot of his face, and suddenly he's holding it by the sharpened end. (00:28:35)

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Factual error: During the rooftop scene, Donna checks her watch and says that it's half past three, or 3:30 PM. In London on December 24, that's roughly 45 minutes before sunset. However, not only is the angle of sunlight during this scene much higher than it should be for the date and time, the Sun proceeds to remain up for some time longer, including during the wedding reception and when the Doctor discovers the tunnel underneath H.C. Clements leads to below the Thames Barrier, even though it really ought to have set by then.

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is giving the Racnoss Empress an ultimatum, the position of his hands on the railing in front of him changes between shots. (00:48:00)

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Rose is hanging onto the lever and beginning to lose her grip, in close-ups of her face her body is facing the other wall of the room, perpendicular to the floor. In shots showing her and her hands on the lever, her body and head are facing the floor. (00:35:55)

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Audio problem: Mickey asks Rose why the Daleks are keeping them alive. When she responds, "They might need me," her mouth movements are not in sync with the words. (00:09:25)

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: After Pete tells the Doctor that Mickey went ahead because he wanted to find Rose, the Doctor asks him if he knows that Rose is his daughter from a parallel universe. The problem is that in Pete's last scene in "The Age of Steel", the Doctor saw Rose call Pete "Dad", leading to Pete departing in a hurry. (00:15:05)

Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Jackie enters the TARDIS and closes the door, it shuts completely - despite the fact that there's a cable running out the door to the device the Doctor set up to catch one of the ghosts. (00:12:45)

Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Yvonne leads the Torchwood soldiers in a round of applause for the Doctor and he starts lowering his hands, he does it twice, once in a shot facing Yvonne and again in the next shot facing him. (00:18:35)

Fear Her - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: After the scribble creature has been analyzed and found to be made of graphite, the Doctor takes out a pencil and erases some of it to confirm this. The next time the graphite ball is seen, the erased area is gone. (00:14:35)

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Fear Her - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor takes a swipe out of a jar of jam in Trish's kitchen and sticks his finger in his mouth, he only has his index finger in his mouth. The scene cuts to Rose giving him a "WTF" look, and when it cuts back to the Doctor he suddenly has two fingers in his mouth. (00:21:15)

Fear Her - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Rose grabs the drawing of the Doctor and the TARDIS from Chloe, the upper right corner is bent over rather sharply. In the close-up of the picture as Rose tells the Doctor she'll find a way to get him out of there, the paper is now only slightly wrinkled. (00:30:15)

Fear Her - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Isolus leaves Chloe, in the shot facing Chloe where it says goodbye, Chloe's hand is raised to the wall, where the two were drawing a picture of the Earth. In the wide shot where the Isolus leaves Chloe's mouth, her arm is lowered. In the next close-up of Chloe, when she says "Mum?", her arm is raised again. (00:36:05)

Love & Monsters - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor first appears in the episode, baiting the Hoix with a piece of raw meat, the meat turns around in his hand between the close-up and the wide shot. (00:02:30)

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: In shots of the base's Ood habitation area from above, the Ood are shown in four rows from left to right, with the Ood in the third row standing with their backs against the room's middle partition and the other rows sitting on benches. However, in a shot from inside the lower area when the Doctor and Rose first go to Ood habitation, the third row is shown sitting as well. Not until later in the episode, when Danny is ordering the Ood to remain in the room, is the third row shown standing again. (00:25:15)

The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When the underground cavern is first shown, the descent pod is at the bottom of a pile of rubble up against the wall at the bottom of the drilled shaft. However, in the shot of the cavern shown when Ida says "My god, that's beautiful," the pod and pile of rubble is further away from the wall. (00:37:00)

The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Rose is talking to Danny about the Ood, in one shot she's holding her cup with two hands, only for her to be holding it with only one hand in the next shot. (00:11:25)

The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Rose takes out her phone and finds there's no signal, she slides it open twice, in the wide shot and close-up. (00:23:15)

The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is in the cage with the faceless people, his flashlight switches from his left hand to his right hand and back. (00:18:25)

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The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jake turns on the light in the cabinet with the Cyberman on the zeppelin's bridge, he's holding his handgun in his left hand. The scene cuts away to Mickey briefly, and when it cuts back to Jake his gun has jumped to his right hand. (00:24:30)

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: For most of the scene where he's probing Reinette's mind to find out what the clockwork droids want with her, placing his hands on her temples, the Doctor's left hand is positioned with two fingers on either side of her ear. When he realises that she's seeing some of his memories, his ring finger has jumped to being in front of her ear, without him taking his hands from her head. (00:20:50)

The Pyramid at the End of the World - S10-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor, Bill, Nardole, et al. first see the pyramid their long shadows are cast directly in front of them, but when the Doctor decides to "bring it" and crosses the barrier, their long shadows are cast directly to their right. Then it keeps changing in the following shots when the Doctor approaches the pyramid. (00:10:45)

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