Best TV continuity mistakes of 1981

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The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Grandad suggests building the shelter in the New Forest, as Del goes to look the plans for the shelter you can see Grandad sit forwards in his chair. In the next shot Grandad is now sitting back. (00:06:55)

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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the Guide entry on the Babel Fish, the teletype text that displays the words spoken by the guide stops after the word 'anything', but the voice of the book speaks a further line.

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Beware of the Bird! - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Edward and Tracy open the lid of the chest in the tower, Benger puts his hand on Tracy's shoulder and Edward has both his hands on the lid. In the next shot, he now has one hand on it.

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Tiptoe Through the Penfolds - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: Although Danger Mouse is supposed to be on his own, when he turns a corner in the car, in the overhead shot, you can see Penfold sat next to him.

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The Shock Will Kill You - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: After Ralph drops down into the tunnel in order to lure the creature, Ralph stops in front of a junction box on the wall. In the shot facing the box head-on as Ralph gets one of his holographs, suddenly there's writing on the cover of the junction box. The writing is not part of Ralph's vision. (00:37:55)

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