The Professionals

Look After Annie - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Bodie's jacket changes between arresting Howard and showing him in to Cowley's office.

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Look After Annie - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: The hitmen are shown into a door marked '3' by Stanley - but in the next shot this number has suddenly changed to '1'

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Look After Annie - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: There is a scene of Doyle passing out in the van, but then the camera switches to a shot from Stanley's position, during which we see Doyle slump over for a second time.

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Look After Annie - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Watch closely during the 'Cowley and a woman' sequence: Bodie and Doyle are travelling in the Capri, but halfway through the scene, it cuts to a shot of a yellow Ford Granada - which gives away the fact the some of the footage was 'lifted' from the earlier episode 7 ("Close Quarters").

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Long Shot - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Bodie and Doyle race back upstairs, once they realise Ramos is in the building, Cowley's office seems to have magically moved as they go to a completely different door.

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Long Shot - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Bodie and Doyle escort Harbinger to the airport, they use a brown Rover P6. On returning, they drive back in a completely different car - a white Triumph Dolomite.

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Long Shot - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: The unfortunate rat is plainly suffering from rigor mortis when Ramos places it on the electric fence, yet becomes notably more supple in Cowley's hands when he picks it up.

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Stakeout - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of this episode, the helicopter is getting battered with rain, yet it is perfectly dry on the ground.

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Stakeout - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When we first see Pamela Stephenson, she appears to have crimped hair - yet in all her later scenes her hair is perfectly straight.

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Close Quarters - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the boat scenes, the blood initially visible on Bodie's bandage later inexplicably disappears.

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Close Quarters - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: During the car chase scene, the red Audi very briefly becomes left-hand drive. Obviously the film got accidentally reversed for that shot, and no-one noticed the error.

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Where the Jungle Ends - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the trio are chasing Krivas' lorry, notice that the seat headrests in the Rover keep disappearing and reappearing between shots.

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Where the Jungle Ends - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene at the airport, a wall calendar reveals it is 27th July (which could have been the real date on which it was shot - 27th July 1977), yet after the bank robbery, the newspaper headline claims that the date is 23rd November.

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Where the Jungle Ends - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the RAF planes are scrambled to intercept Krivas' plane, they keep swapping between Harriers and Jaguars. Also, the landscape keeps switching between lowlands and mountainous regions. (This is probably due to the show's producers using 'stock footage' taken from RAF Training films, supplied to them by the UK Ministry of Defence).

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Heroes - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Various scenes in Cowley's office throw up numerable continuity problems such as lighting levels, the buttons on Bodie's shirt and Bodie briefly undergoes a change of hairstyle. All this seems to underline the suspicion that the episode underwent a lot of re-shooting several weeks or months after the original filming, and that the finished scene was "cobbled together" from various shots filmed weeks or months apart.

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Heroes - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: There is something very strange about the filming of this episode. Scenes such as that of the newly-weds in the hotel grounds were shot during summer, while others such as the truck driver being gunned down involve bare trees and actors' breath visible, so obviously filmed many weeks later. Also, the drive-by shooting at Mr May's (the old chap with the dog) and subsequent arrival of a CI5 squad car arriving are two scenes that were filmed months apart: in the latter the trees look noticeably barer than when the villains' car roared past.

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Killer With a Long Arm - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In several shots of the tower block, Cowley can see the business end of the rifle jutting out through the balcony, yet from Bodie's angle it is housed completely inside the apartment.

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Killer With a Long Arm - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the motorcycle cop is shot, there is initially no blood on the car door - we don't see this until we cut to a close-up.

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Heroes - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Tommy questions the loading-bay worker, we see him close the black Capri's door. When he returns to the car a second later, the door is open again.

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Old Dog With New Tricks - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: According to Bodie, Turkel's mob have made off with .44-calibre Webley revolvers and Armalite rifles, yet the villains use Brownings, Colts and British Army SLRs in the subsequent siege.

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Bodie says that Cowley had ordered him and Doyle to stay away from Turvey before CI5 operative Tony Miller was killed. In fact it was AFTER Miller was assassinated.

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Trivia

This, the first ever episode of the series, was first broadcast on ITV on December 30th 1977. It was repeated on ITV in 1979. Some time after this, a cut was made, which has endured on all subsequent UK TV transmissions: Just prior to the title sequence, we see Nesbitt hand Susan some drugs. In the original broadcast we then see Susan tightening her belt around her arm. Using Nesbitt's cigarette lighter to sterilise a needle, she then "shoots up" (injects the drugs in her arm). The excision may have come about because of a tightening up of censorship rules by the Independent Broadcasting Authority about the explicit use of illegal drugs on TV. However, the missing segment has been restored for the 2002 DVD release.

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