Life on Mars

Life on Mars (2006)

9 mistakes in season 1

Episode 5 - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Capri crashes into the goal net & they go to arrest the suspect you can see sky satellite dishes on the houses in front of them. Satellite TV didn't start in the UK until the 80s.

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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Gene Hunt pushes Sam Tyler up against the filing cabinet, he has a cigarette in his mouth. When the shot cuts back to Gene Hunt's face, a split second later, the cigarette is gone.

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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When in the mortuary looking at the female murder victim's body, watch as Sam Tyler says "cord, no other attack marks". When the camera cuts to the corpse at this very moment, you can briefly see the "corpse" swallowing.

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Episode 4 - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sam and Gene enter the pub with the T.V., they both stand at the bar with Gene leaning one hand against the bar. In the next shot Gene is leaning on it with both hands. When the shot cuts again he is back in his original position with one hand on the bar.

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Episode 6 - S1-E6

Factual error: Sam's watch (which we see when he checks it just after the escape attempt) is a quartz movement "analog" with a little window at the bottom where an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) display shows the date. LCD didn't appear on watches or calculators for another five or six years.(Although in 1973, there were Digital Watches with LED (Light Emitting Diode) displays. (You can see Roger Moore as James Bond wearing one in "Live and Let Die"(1973)).

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Episode 4 - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Sam and Gene are discussing how to deal with Stephen Warren and having a drink. Sam holds the bottle of scotch with the label facing away from him. It immediately does a 180 degrees turn as he takes a slug from it.

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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sam has just been clipped by a car in the first episode, Sam is rolling off the car with the car rear in this shot, however when we cut to an overhead shot of the car, Sam is seen to be rolling off the car AGAIN before he hits the floor.

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Episode 7 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Gene and Sam are having a discussion in the gents, his tie goes from being lopsided to straight, despite his hands never leaving his pockets.

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Episode 5 - S1-E5

Factual error: At the end of the episode Sam walks down an alley looking for the son of the murder victim. In the background small split-system air-con units are visible on the outside of some buildings. These were not available at this time.

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