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The End of Time - S4-E17

New this month 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

Planet of the Dead - S4-E15

New this month 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.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

New this month 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.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

New this month 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.

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The End of Time - S4-E17

New this month 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.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

New this month 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.

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The End of Time - S4-E17

New this month 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.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

New this month Continuity mistake: When Wilf looks down while holding his service revolver at the end of his conversation with the Woman in White, the position of his right index finger changes between shots.

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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 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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Other mistake: When the Earth's nuclear launch sites are being brought online, country by country, in preparation for a strike at the Sontaran ship, Russia is puzzlingly omitted, even though North Korea of all nations is included.

00:17:20

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Factual error: In real life, Agatha Christie's famous disappearance occurred in December 1926. This episode is quite plainly not set in winter, what with the outdoor garden party and lush green foliage.

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Thoughout the episode, Donna's rhinestone-studded hairband changes between going over or under her ears.

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Turn Left - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: The house that Donna and her family are shown living in in Series 4 is different from the house the Doctor dropped her off at at the end of her first appearance, "The Runaway Bride." You would assume they'd merely moved - except that in this episode, Donna and her family are shown living in their Series 4 house before the events of "The Runaway Bride", on the day Donna gets the job that leads to her meeting the Doctor in the first place.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Audio problem: During the climax, when the Doctor has Wilf's old service revolver and is alternately pointing it at the Master and Rassilon, there's a cocking sound every time he turns. Not only is the handgun a revolver, so it only needs to be cocked once, the Doctor is only shown actually cocking the gun once, when he first points it at Rassilon.

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Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Just before Penny Carter tells the Doctor and Donna that she's going to report them for "madness", the Doctor is seen holding Miss Foster's sonic pen, which he threw in the trash just moments earlier.

00:42:10

The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Other mistake: Shortly after everyone arrives on the Vinvocci ship, when the Vinvocci and the Doctor run through the door on their way to the flight deck, the Doctor comes back to get Wilf, who didn't initially follow because he was mesmerized by the sight of the Earth from orbit. It's obvious that David Tennant went just behind the door and paused briefly before coming back into the room, which is not what the Doctor is supposed to be doing.

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The End of Time - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: During the Doctor and the Master's conversation in the junkyard, the Master gets dust on the legs of his jeans. Just before he lightning-jumps away, the dust vanishes.

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ross makes his "round the bend" pun while turning the Jeep onto Rattigan Academy's drive, the road seen doesn't match up with what's shown on the GPS display.

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Agatha shows the Unicorn's case of tools to everyone when they're all gathered in the parlour, the case is shown open just before she's shown opening it.

00:29:50

The Next Doctor - S4-E14

Factual error: During the climax, the Moon is visible in the background, and is depicted as full. On December 24, 1851 in real life, the Moon was at first quarter phase.

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Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Visible crew/equipment: While the Doctor tries to get into the data core (after Proper Dave tried) it cuts to the telephone still ringing, and when the young girl asks her dad why he's not answering the phone, just as he tells her that the phone is not ringing the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen.

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Planet of the Dead - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: On the alien ship, when the Doctor is told the bad news about the bus, his hand with the phone drops to below chest level. Then it's suddenly at chin level.

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Visible crew/equipment: As the Doctor tries to get Wilfred out of the car, the camera goes to follow his movement and there is a reflection of the lighting rig and camera on the car.

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: In the beginning, the ATMOS system takes the car to the Thames, then runs it into the river. At first, the car runs forward normally. After the angle change, there's a huge white cloud of mist behind the car that dissipates quickly, meaning an air cannon of a sort was used to propel the car into the river.

00:02:35

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Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: The cables on the window washer's bucket are fine until Foster shines her sonic pen on it. In the close up, the spot on the cables looks to be already cut and of course wired with the pyrotechnic device.

00:26:15

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Other mistake: Near the start, the Doctor and companion, just after having experienced a violent earthquake within the city of ancient Pompeii, discover someone sold the TARDIS after fleeing toward where they parked it and finding it gone. But where it had stood there is a floor to ceiling shelf of clay pots, very aligned, unshaken, unmoved from the shelves.

00:04:00

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In the TARDIS as Donna navigates, the Doctor uses a hammer to help correct the trajectory, then rests it on his neck and shoulder. A second later, when the phone rings, his hand, holding the hammer, is suddenly much lower, below his waist level.

00:03:15

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: When the female Vinvocci is telling the male Vinvocci not to respond the Master's message, you can see a patch of non-green skin on the female Vinvocci's face.

00:27:50

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: Obvious dummy for the Doctor when he is being rolled down the stairs.

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The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Cobb is briefing his troops, the troops all have their guns, but in the other scene (after you see the Hath marching) the troops are receiving guns.

00:15:45

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Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When the girl recognizes the Doctor on her TV, telling him that he was in her library, and he reacts, the position of her pencil crayon in her hand changes between shots.

00:20:45

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Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: During Donna and the Doctor's conversation with an Ood at the reception who she approaches to ask if he's all right with being a servant, in shots facing the Ood, he's holding his translator ball higher than he is in wide shots and shots facing Donna.

00:11:50

Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: Also applying to the second episode of the two-parter, "Forest of the Dead": The keyboards on the Library's computer terminals are very obviously standard Apple keyboards - this in an episode set in the 52nd century.

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The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Factual error: The Vinvocci ship is said to be orbiting 100,000 miles above Earth, later refined to 105,000 miles. That's one-third of the distance to the Moon, and the Earth's apparent size from the windows of the ship is far too large for them to be that distance, or even 100,000 kilometres above the Earth's surface. Judging by the Earth's apparent size, the spaceship is actually orbiting 6,000-7,000 kilometres above the planet's surface.

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Plot hole: After getting out of the Pyrovile escape pod, the Doctor and Donna start running back to Pompeii. In the process, they are somehow able to outrun what appears to be a pyroclastic flow. Pyroclastic flows can reach speeds of up to 700 kph, and should be impossible for them to outrun.

00:38:15

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The End of Time - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor and Wilf get off the seniors' bus, they're waving goodbye. In a close-up shot, the Doctor is waving with his right hand, but in a wider shot immediately afterwards, he's switched to his left hand.

00:25:10

Turn Left - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Rose's teeth look different than in all her other appearances. She also has a different accent, both for no apparent reason.

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The Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: At the end, when the Doctor is watching his hand starting to glow, shots from his point of view show that he's holding it vertically. But shots from the opposite view show that he's holding it horizontally.

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