Doctor Who

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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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.

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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

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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.

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

Rose - S1-E1

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

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

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene where Rose, Jackie and Mickey are in the restaurant, in the wide shot, Rose moves her left hand to the side of her head, while looking down with her head facing towards the other side of the table, which her elbow is resting on. In a close-up immediately afterwards, she's looking out the window with her hand to her face and her elbow resting on the windowsill.

00:18:50

The Doctor Dances (2) - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is looking at Rose's hands, turning them over repeatedly, while she's describing how she was hanging from a barrage balloon, there's one moment where her hands are turned palm-up in a shot facing her, but back-up in a shot facing him.

00:18:25

The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor meets Nancy, when she warns him not to answer the TARDIS' ringing (fake) door phone, in a shot facing her he's holding his jacket away from his chest, but in the next shot facing him that hand is empty.

00:06:55

The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jack is scanning Rose onboard his spaceship during their conversation, he leans against a metal railing in front of the pilot's seat twice, in two successive shots.

00:20:40

The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: During the Doctor and Nancy's conversation at her hideout, in shots facing her there is a bright circle of light cast on the wall to her left, which her shadow partially overlaps. In shots facing the Doctor where both him and Nancy are visible, the circle is gone, and Nancy's hideout is noticeably more dimly lit.

00:23:15

Father's Day - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Rose checks her messages while riding in Pete's car and hears the very first phone call instead, the positions of her fingers change between the wider shot and the close-up.

00:13:30

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The Long Game - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is restrained by two of the Editor's corpse minions, and the Editor demands to know who he is, the hand of the one holding the Doctor's right arm moves between his chest and shoulder several times.

00:30:50

Dalek - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rose and Adam are in his workshop talking about aliens, during the exchange where she asks him about people who claim they've been in spaceships and he responds that he thinks they're nutters, Rose is poking around with her right hand at a storage shelf on the wall before moving her hand to a pile of boxes stacked on a table. When the scene cuts to a close-up of her, her hand has jumped back to the shelf.

00:12:40

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jackie is reporting the Doctor to the alien helpline, her grip on the cordless phone changes between shots.

00:29:55

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Joseph Green (really Jacrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen) picks up the skin of Oliver Charles from the Cabinet table, he picks it up with his left hand in the first shot but is holding it with his right hand in the next.

00:32:30

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jackie is yelling at the Doctor about Rose's yearlong disappearance, in a shot facing her she turns her head to her right, then in a shot facing the Doctor she does it again.

00:04:00

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Rose are talking on the roof, just before the spaceship appears, Rose's hair is blowing in the wind in shots facing the Doctor, but mostly still in shots facing her.

00:05:10

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During Harriet Jones' introduction, her grip on her ID card changes between shots.

00:12:25

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the coroner is interrupted by a banging coming from the freezer while trying to do paperwork, she's shown turning around and standing up twice, in a close-up and the long shot.

00:19:20

The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Early on, when Rose is talking to the Doctor about how amazing it is that they can visit days that only happened once, her hair moves from tucked behind her ear to covering it, then back to its first position.

00:05:00

The End of the World - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rose pulls out her phone and checks for a signal, she's holding it with two hands in the shots facing her, but only with one hand in the shots from behind her.

00:17:50

The End of the World - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is putting a new battery in Rose's phone, which hand he's holding it with keeps changing between shots.

00:18:00

The End of the World - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is standing in front of the giant whirring fanblades, just before he passes the first one, which side of his jacket is blowing away from his body changes between the wide shot and the close-up.

00:35:20

Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor freezes the Auton arm, its index and middle fingers are curled, while its ring and pinky fingers are straightened. When the Doctor and Rose are in the stairwell, most noticeable when they emerge at the bottom, the fingers of the arm are now all slightly curled.

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During Mickey's struggle with the plastic trash bin, the angles of sunlight and shadows keep changing between shots.

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor pulls the arm off the Auton and tosses it to Rose, the arm is bent at the elbow and solid plastic, with a smooth, clean break. Later, particularly noticeable when Rose has left the department store, the arm is hollow, with an unbent elbow and a jagged break. The arm continues to change between the two appearances for the rest of its screentime.

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World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Partway through the episode, there's a wide shot of London, with an undamaged Big Ben visible. The inciting incident of the previous episode was a spaceship crashing into the clock tower, severely damaging it.

00:25:40

The Long Game - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor gives Rose instructions, he crosses his arms and leans against the TARDIS. In the close up, he does it again.

00:00:25

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The Doctor pulls the arm off Rose, deactivates it, and the fourth and fifth fingers are the last to stop moving. When the angle changes, the first two fingers are the last to stop.

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The Long Game - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Suki goes to leave the lift on floor 500, her arms are by her sides, then suddenly both hands are gripping the strap on her bag.

00:14:00

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The Auton in the red shirt is seen starting to come down the escalator, then at a quarter of the way down, then at the top again, just starting down.

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Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods - out of all that - out of that whole pantheon - if I believe in one thing... Just one thing... I believe in her.

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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.

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Trivia

"Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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