Children of Earth: Day One - S3-E1
Revealing mistake: When the children are possessed by the 456, they're supposed to be frozen and stare blankly ahead. But during the second possession, as the camera is panning across a school playground, a boy on the far right is looking directly at it. As it moves closer to him, he swivels his eyes back to where they're supposed to be. (00:16:30)
Continuity mistake: When she sees the little boy's ghost, Gwen's hair alternates repeatedly between neatly-combed and windblown/messy, depending on the shot. (00:03:30)
Captain Jack Harkness - S1-E12
Factual error: When Gwen finds Toshiko's hidden message from 1941, she realizes that it was written in blood, and her flashlight reveals the bright red letters on the now-yellowed piece of paper. But after 60+ years, the iron in the blood would oxidize. The writing on the note should be rust-brown, not red. (00:33:40)
Continuity mistake: In the scene on the pier with Toshiko and Tommy, the soldier from WWI, Toshiko is holding her hand bag but drops it when he picks her up. Immediately, the next shot she is holding it again.
Continuity mistake: While she's talking to Mary in the flat, Toshiko's hair keeps changing between shots, going from combed evenly to split apart with one section hanging in the middle of her forehead and the rest brushed back. (00:31:30)
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Gwen has a long, loose strand of hair hanging over her left temple - but every time the camera angle changes, it disappears. (00:01:00)
Factual error: Between getting disconnected by the bad guy and calling Ianto, Jack gets a dial tone on the dead man's cell phone. Cell phones don't generate dial tones. (00:11:10)
Out Of Time - S1-E10
Continuity mistake: John is about to eat liver and potato with Emma before she storms out saying, "I don't like liver". While they are talking, the potato is facing Emma and Gwen. After Emma leaves, the liver faces Gwen and the spot where Emma was.
Continuity mistake: While he's in the van with Jack, Rhys's seat belt shoulder strap vanishes and reappears multiple times as the shots change. (00:27:40)
Children of Earth: Day Two - S3-E2
Revealing mistake: When Ianto drops the concrete cell into the quarry and it breaks apart, the green foam from which it is made becomes visible. It is evident that the outside of the block was painted to resemble bricks and concrete block. When this breaks apart on the ground, the inside becomes visible, showing the concrete and brick textures are only surface deep. (00:53:05)
Continuity mistake: When the old man dies and Owen is trying to revive him, the position of the man's head changes several times between takes, from lying flat to propped up on the pillow and back again. (00:37:00)
Continuity mistake: When Maggie walks away from the car accident, the blood smears on her white gown change repeatedly from shot to shot. (00:16:30)
Factual error: Jack calls Gwen, and when Rhys takes the phone and hangs up on him, Jack's cell phone, for the second time in the series, sounds an audible, impossible dial tone. (00:13:00)
End Of Days - S1-E13
Visible crew/equipment: After Lisa appears to Ianto in the holding area, she disappears, when the camera changes angles you can still see her standing in the corner of the room on the right side of the screen. (00:12:50)
Plot hole: Owen is unable to give Henry the kiss of life as he has no breath, and yet he is able to talk.
Captain Jack Harkness - S1-E12
Factual error: "Captain" Jack Harkness actually wears the rank insignia of a group captain, equivalent to an army colonel and never abbreviated to "captain". In fact, the RAF does not have a rank of captain (the equivalent rank is flight lieutenant). Neither does it have the position of "squadron captain", as he is described - a squadron commander in World War II usually held the rank of squadron leader (equivalent to an army major).
Suggested correction: "Captain" Jack Harkness actually wears the rank insignia of a group captain, equivalent to an army Brigadier. The equivalent rank of Captain in the RAF is Flying Officer.
Nope. Group Captain = Colonel (Air Commodore = Brigadier). Flight Lieutenant = Captain (Flying Officer = Lieutenant).
Group Captain in the RAF does in fact equate to Captain in the Royal Navy. The Army equivalent being, as stated, Colonel.
Factual error: Owen resuscitates Tommy using a defibrillator. The heart monitor shows a flat line, indicating Tommy's heart is not beating. A defibrillator has no effect in this situation. This is a widespread error in many films and TV shows.
Continuity mistake: During the interrogation sequence in the Torchwood hub Gwen's position moves in relation to the grate from the centre to the sides between shots.
Countrycide - S1-E6
Continuity mistake: In the pre credits sequence, when the lady gets out of her car the antagonist slashes her rear tyre however after the antagonist is attacking her inside the car we see a rear shot of the vehicle, and the tyre is fully inflated.
Exit Wounds - S2-E13
Continuity mistake: In 1-8 They Keep Killing Suzie, Gwen has a Saab 900 5 door. However, in this episode Reece is driving a Saab 900 3 door that everyone has to squeeze into. Same registration number, but different vehicle.