Luther

Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Luther goes to see Zoe and the house is an end terrace with a red door. Later he goes back and it's mid terrace with a black door.

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Suggested correction: No, I don't think this is an error. I think the house with the red door is Luther and Zoe's marital home and the house with the black door is Mark's home.

That's what I thought, but how did he know where Mark lived?

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Character mistake: Luther and Ripley pretend they have not been on the boat and did not find the victim's body as they do not have a search warrant and do not want to compromise the case. However, under English law a police officer may legally enter any premises without a warrant in order to save life, prevent injury or protect property. Since they have a reasonable belief that the victim is being held prisoner on the boat and her life is in danger (as far as they know at that time she is still alive), they don't need a warrant. As experienced police officers, they are bound to know this.

Necrothesp

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Character mistake: Owen refers to his own unit as Forty Six Commando. The Royal Marines pronounce the names of commandos as individual digits: Four Six Commando.

Necrothesp

Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Other mistake: Ian is pointing a gun at Luther in the hotel. The maid starts to open the door from an adjoining room (roughly 4 meters away). Ian starts firing at the door, and Luther falls over on the spot he is standing on. Half a second later, Luther is through the door pushing the maid to the floor. What about the hail of bullets he must have had to go through to get to the door? (00:47:00)

BigMistake

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: During Luther's call to Alice, a boom microphone's wind protector briefly enters above his head before the scene cuts. (00:23:35)

sonicdrewdriver

Episode #3.1 - S3-E1

Factual error: A uniformed constable addresses Detective Sergeant Ripley as "Guv" in this episode and another officer addresses him as "Sir" in the following episode. These terms of address are reserved for officers of the rank of Inspector or above. Sergeants are addressed as "Sarge", "Skipper" or "Skip."

Necrothesp

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Factual error: The detectives determine that the killer must be using a boat which he used to dump the first body next to a canal in Birmingham. However, the barge he is using is far too large to navigate the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham, let alone the canals within Birmingham itself.

Necrothesp

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Character mistake: A number of times the police officers refer to Owen and Terry Lynch as being soldiers and in the Army. They were in the Royal Marines, part of the Navy, and Marines are Marines, not soldiers.

Necrothesp

Show generally

Factual error: Throughout the series and credits, the ranks of Detective Superintendent and Detective Chief Superintendent are abbreviated as DSU and DCSU instead of the correct DSI and DCS.

Necrothesp

Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Character mistake: DCS Cornish refers to "Detective Chief Superintendent Schenk." At that time he is a Detective Chief Inspector.

Necrothesp

Episode #2.1 - S2-E1

Other mistake: During the opening sequence. Sadie Buckingham walks out of Smithfield market, walks down St John's Street, Cawcross Street, then up Greenhouse Rents. This is a dead end. She next appears walking along Jerome street where she is murdered. After the titles DCI Luther walks down through the police cordon and meets Martin. In the background is Godfrey Phillips Ltd, which is a company at the junction of Commercial Street and Jerome Street. This is a 30 minute walk from Smithfield. Luther then says "is he having a joke... slaughtered like cattle next to a meat market".

M1CGP

Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: During the fight with the shotgun Luther's hand is right at the end of the gun barrel. When the gun goes off and breaks the glass his hands are further down. (00:50:00)

M1CGP

Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At Waterloo International station at the end of the episode, after Luther gets the shotgun off DCI Reed, in the ensuring conversation John Luther's collar on his coat goes from being up to down between shots. (00:51:00)

M1CGP

Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Other mistake: A detective is watching footage on a computer screen of the standoff with Luther and Reed where police snipers are on rooftops. Someone walks across the screen right behind Luther and Reed. Surely the police would have cordoned off the area with the snipers on the rooftops.

Episode #4.1 - S4-E1

Other mistake: Luther says "Budge up." The subtitles say "By jump." (The correct subtitle is in the DVD extras). (00:40:40)

paolog

Episode #4.2 - S4-E2

Other mistake: One character says "Is this another appeal to my maudlin East-End heart?" The subtitles say "eastern heart." (00:29:00)

paolog

Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The position of Zoe's sweater on her right shoulder is constantly changing while Luther is holding her dead body near the end of the episode.

bnemirow

Episode #2.4 - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: A distinctive water droplet and trail appear and disappear from the left lens of Schenk's glasses between shots. (00:47:05 - 00:48:05)

sonicdrewdriver

DSU Martin Schenk: I know men like you the way you know men like me, and I know you wouldn't have done this if you believed there was the least chance of it coming back on you. Well, guess what: it's come back on you like the Hand of God, and the next words from your mouth will determine the weight and velocity of the staggering tonnage of shit that's about to plummet onto your head.

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