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Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

New this month 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.

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Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

New this month 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.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

New this month 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.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

New this month 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.

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Fear Her - S2-E14

New this month 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.

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Fear Her - S2-E14

New this month 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.

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Fear Her - S2-E14

New this month 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.

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Fear Her - S2-E14

New this month 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.

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Love & Monsters - S2-E13

New this month 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.

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

New this month 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.

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

New this month 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.

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

New this month 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.

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

New this month 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.

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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

New this month 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.

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The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

New this month 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.

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

New this month 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 his ear, without him taking his hands from her head.

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School Reunion - S2-E6

New this month Continuity mistake: During the Doctor and Sarah Jane's conversation in the café, when Sarah says that she missed him and he responds that she was getting on with her life, in a shot facing Sarah, the Doctor's hands are not visible repairing K9. In the next shot, facing him, his left hand is suddenly on the robot, in a position where it should have been visible in the preceding shot.

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School Reunion - S2-E6

New this month Continuity mistake: When Mickey pulls the blanket off K9 and turns him on to ask if he has anything to get them inside the locked school, K9's right side panel is missing, exposing the wires and circuitry inside him. When he turns up in the cafeteria to help the others escape the Krillitanes, the missing panel has suddenly appeared.

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School Reunion - S2-E6

New this month Continuity mistake: When Sarah Jane breaks into the school, she has her purse with her. However, after she runs out of the hall with the headmaster's office after hearing some unsettling noises, it disappears, as she no longer has it when she finds the TARDIS hidden in a storage room off the gym.

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School Reunion - S2-E6

New this month Continuity mistake: During the Doctor and Sarah Jane's conversation in the café while he's repairing K9, when Sarah mentions the events of "The Christmas Invasion" and the Doctor confirms that he was there, the Doctor's hold on a piece of wire from K9's insides changes between shots.

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New Earth - S2-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When Cassandra, after possessing Rose, is checking out her new body in a mirror, when she starts jiggling up and down, her right hand changes position between shots of her and shots of her reflection.

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New Earth - S2-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When Cassandra, possessing Rose, answers her phone, as Chip is telling her that Rose's accent is "Old Earth Cockney", she puts the phone to her ear twice.

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New Earth - S2-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When Cassandra reveals her presence to the Doctor, she starts off by turning him to face her, then pulling his tie out of his jacket with her right hand and tightening the knot with her left hand, in a shot facing him. In the next shot, facing her, she has her right hand holding the knot of the tie. Finally, just before Cassandra reveals her identity to the Doctor, shortly later, which hand is holding the tie changes again.

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New Earth - S2-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When Cassandra, possessing Rose, confronts the Doctor after he wakes up in one of the clone pods and tells him how she intends to kill him, her hand changes position between the shot from inside the pod, when she rests her hand on the front, and the next shot from outside the pod.

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New Earth - S2-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is attaching the ring device to the elevator cable, the position of his hand as he's holding it in place changes.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: When the TARDIS crash-lands at the beginning, it comes to a halt in a corner of the Powell Estate's courtyard, by the garbage containers. Later, when Rose is watching through the window as blood-controlled people walk through the courtyard, the TARDIS has moved further out into the plaza.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: At the beginning of Rose and Jackie's conversation in the kitchen about the Doctor, Rose takes a piece of food out of the fridge. Moments later, when she rests her hand on the light switch by the door, it has vanished. At no point in the intervening time did she come anywhere near a spot where she could have put it down, and she didn't eat it either.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: When Mickey is explaining what pilotfish are, after looking it up on his computer, in most of the shots he's gesturing with his left hand, but there's one shot where he's using his right hand.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: When Daniel Llewellyn meets Harriet Jones, she pulls out her ID card when she introduces herself. The scene cuts to a shot of Llewellyn saying that he knows who she is, and when it cuts back to Harriet, the ID card has vanished without her making any movement to put it away.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: When Rose goes to look at the Doctor in bed while Harriet is speaking on TV, the bedding has changed from when it was previously seen.

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

New this month Continuity mistake: After Ida retracts the roof to show the black hole, there is a shot where the Doctor and Rose are looking at it, with nothing above them, as he explains about it. However, other shots of the base's control room show that there are things in the room, such as wires connecting the central computer table to the walls, that should have been visible.

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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.

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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%.

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The Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: Toby is seen crashing headfirst out of the ship but in the shot of his death, he is facing the ship.

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Suggested correction: Toby/The Beast turned around. It's even visible.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Madame de Pompadour is walking in the gardens with her friend, the Doctor ducks down behind a pillar so he will not be seen. He puts his hands on the pillar but in the next shot they are gone, then they are back again.

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New this month Suggested correction: Having just watched that scene, the Doctor's hands don't disappear when he's ducking behind the pillar. There are no continuity errors in the placement of his hands in the scene at all.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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New this month 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 Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: After the Sycorax ship has arrived above London, when Rose has decided that they need to shelter in the TARDIS and is explaining this while preparing to put a housecoat/dressing gown/bathrobe on the unconscious Doctor, the garment jumps between the bed and her hands in a few shots.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rose gets into one of the hospital's elevators early in the episode, stock footage of an elevator descending is shown. When the Doctor, Rose and Cassandra (possessing her) go into an elevator shaft later on, it looks and is shaped completely differently.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Sphere Chamber is first shown, there is a rolling staircase set up just below the Sphere. Rajesh Singh is shown climbing the staircase and nearly touching the Sphere. However, when the Doctor and Jackie are shown into the room while Yvonne gives them the Torchwood tour, the staircase has vanished, and does not reappear for the remainder of the two-parter.

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Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: In this episode's TARDIS scenes, the yellow padded seat is positioned so that it's on the side of the console closer to the door, so people sitting on it are facing away from the door. In all other episodes featuring this version of the console room, the seat is positioned on the side of the console opposite the door.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

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

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

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

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Chip/Cassandra finishes the line about being a walking doodle, he's smiling. After the cut, he's straight faced.

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The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Mrs. Moore are walking through the tunnel of Cybermen, there is constantly a light source in front of them. When the shot looks ahead, there are no lights. This is due to the cameraman giving more light so this all can be filmed.

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Rose, the Doctor, and the others are running across the walkway a stream of steam appears and disappears between shots.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: In the lift with decontamination spray, the Doctor's hair goes from plastered on his forehead to slicked back.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: The metal ring the Doctor has goes from his arm to his hand and back on his arm again in the lift shaft.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor goes to jump on the lift cable, he has the metal ring around his left arm. When the angle changes, the ring is suddenly in his right hand.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As Rose approaches the white room, you see the take-up reel on the projector running the wrong direction. After the angle changes, the take-up reel is running correctly.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver on the glass partition in the Torchwood Institute, cracks radiate out in a star pattern, meaning the glass will break into pointed shards. When it does break, it breaks into cubes, like safety glass.

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Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Dalek kills the two Cybermen after the failed negotiation, one of them falls mere feet from the Dalek. But in the shot just before they fall, it's blatantly obvious that they are very far apart, at least ten feet.

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rose is giving the 5 year warning to Reinette, she's got a noticeable spot on her chin. When Reinette goes behind the tapestry and sees the ship, Rose's spot has suddenly vanished.

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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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"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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