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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

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

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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.

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Dalek - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: Dalek is escaping and enters the large room with the soldiers. He starts the sprinklers so he can kill them faster. When they show the dead soldiers 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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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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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'.

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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 its 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. Usually, in New York, at 2:30am it is not daylight because it is the middle of the night.

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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.

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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.

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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 shoulder level on wide shots.

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Rose - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The Doctor and Rose locate the "metal" hatch that leads down into the "Plastic's Leader" blob. 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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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 Bens's clock face: They should read (clockwise from the top) XII, I, II, III, and so. Instead they read IIX, IX, X, etc.

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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.

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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 - but she should be a toddler aged approx two.

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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).

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The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Deliberate mistake: During the scene where 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 Tula warship, the scanner is on his left wrist. The makers flipped the stretch of film, according to the commentary, to make the shot work.

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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. As the Doctor runs down the hall toward her, you can see a central heating radiator. 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.

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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 all the Police Cars and Ambulances seen in this episode have their logos in English only.

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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.

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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 twin engine pumps do not move.

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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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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: 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 we see and hear the other two "housemates" complaining about the Doctor's sudden appearance.

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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.

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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 scenes but not in others.

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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 and you later see it when the Doctor, Rose and Jack come back into the Tardis after talking with the Emperor Dalek. Yet later when the Doctor is sending Rose home, there is no destroyed Dalek.

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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 "Lets Do It".

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rose gives Micky the Auton's arm, it is a right arm, but when Micky 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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World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Other mistake: When the "human suits" are used, there is no zipper seen. When they go to open up, there's suddenly a zipper in evidence.

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Suggested correction: This is alien technology. There is also no way these suits should fit around these aliens but they do.

World War Three (2) - S1-E5

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

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Rose - S1-E1

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

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The End of the World - S1-E2

Plot hole: The Doctor and Jabe make all this fuss about the lever that slows down the fans, when you can see that the space under the fans is big enough to crawl through. Jabe didn't have to die, as the Doctor could have crawled over there in like 20 seconds.

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Rose - S1-E1

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

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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.

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Rose - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Mickey is trying to pull away from the trash bin, you can see his shadow on the front of his car, but the sun is shining from behind him and the car.

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Rose - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Most of the time, the eyes of the dummies are molded and opaque. But in the mall, there are small holes in the eyes.

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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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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.

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

Revealing mistake: In the part where Rose opens up the TARDIS as she flies away, Mickey and Jackie's clothes move in the wind coming off the TARDIS, but the trees around them are still.

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