Jean G

The Reformation of Harry Briscoe - S2-E9

Trivia: Actress Jane Merrow confused the Smith and Jones aliases and called Pete Duel's character "Jones" in one scene. Duel saved the director a retake by ad-libbing back, "It's Smith, sweetheart." The exchange was left in, but still looks a bit odd, since Merrow's character had kept their names straight without any trouble in earlier scenes. (00:33:15)

Jean G

Night of the Red Dog - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: While Curry and Heyes are panning for gold, the same shot of someone's bare arm and shoulder above the gold pan is inserted several times. But neither Heyes nor Curry is shirtless, and no one else is with them. (00:11:05)

Jean G

1st Feb 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Living in Harmony - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Between shots, the bodies of both Kathy and the Kid change positions on the floor. Kathy's has moved away from the stairs, and the Kid's reverses directions.

Jean G

Six Strangers at Apache Springs - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: In memory of their friend Seth, who died in "Smiler With a Gun," Curry grew a mustache that he kept for several months. (As a running joke, Heyes kept prodding him to get rid of it and Curry kept refusing.) Because production and air dates differed, the mustache is, without explanation, missing here. It's back in the next episode, gone again in the next, and reappears for the last time in the next, where Curry finally shaves it off.

Jean G

31st Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Living in Harmony - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In full shots, the judge's cigar is in his mouth. Every time a close-up is intercut, the cigar is in his hand.

Jean G

31st Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Living in Harmony - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: The judge has two glasses in front of him on the bar. When the shot changes, there's just one glass.

Jean G

31st Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Living in Harmony - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: The drink Kathy brings the Kid changes positions on the table between takes. She places it on top of the small book, but it moves itself to the larger book, then back to the small one again, and so on.

Jean G

Terrible Savior - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Vincent sits on the precipice over the underground cavern and talks to Father, his face is in shadow. When the camera angle changes, his face is suddenly illuminated with yellow light. (00:22:00)

Jean G

30th Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Seltzman is talking to Number 2, there's a chair beside the tea cart with a foot rest, visible in the shots from behind Number 2. But when the camera angle changes to Seltzman's POV, the same chair appears in the shot - without its foot rest.

Jean G

Something to Get Hung About - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: After getting filthy in a street fight, Curry goes into the hotel and is immediately clean again.

Jean G

Something to Get Hung About - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: When Heyes rides away from the hotel in the beginning, he's passed on the street by a tall man in a white shirt riding a black horse and slouching in the saddle. When the shot cuts back to the front of the hotel, the same extra on the same horse rides by again, going in the opposite direction. (00:02:20)

Jean G

Another Man's Poison - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: Diamond's office building has an automated push-button elevator (quite a rarity in the 1950s). But when he and Hastings exit and walk into the hall, the elevator doors remain open long after they should have closed. There's also no break in the floor where the steel plating for the lift car ought to be, making it all the more obvious that it's a studio mock-up rather than a real elevator. (00:01:20)

Jean G

Six Strangers at Apache Springs - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Heyes' horse is shot out from under him by the Chiracahua, forcing him to leave it behind and ride double with Curry. But when they return to Apache Springs, Heyes is again riding the same horse that was shot earlier. (00:40:40 - 00:43:30)

Jean G

Something to Get Hung About - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After the street brawl, Heyes, Curry and Stokely walk away arm-in-arm and pass a man in a 20th Century short-sleeved blue shirt with a very 20th Century haircut, leaning on a piece of equipment to the right of the screen - apparently one of the film crew.

Jean G

Six Strangers at Apache Springs - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: During the dinner, Grace is in two places at once in the background. She's at the far right end of the bar drying a glass when the camera is on Mr. Fielding. When the camera reverses angles to show Mrs. Fielding, Grace has instantly jumped to a spot at the far left end of the bar, and is still drying the same glass. (00:12:15)

Jean G

Six Strangers at Apache Springs - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: During the saloon brawl, recycled footage causes Curry to change into his first season hat for a few shots. After the fight, he has his second season hat back on. (00:28:00)

Jean G

30th Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Number 6 pulls up to his London flat and there are six cars parked across the street. When he gets out just seconds later, there are only two cars parked across the street.

Jean G

30th Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: The configuration of the photos on display in the camera shop changes completely from one angle to the next, depending on whether the camera view is from the outside looking through the window, or from the inside looking out.

Jean G

The Posse That Wouldn't Quit - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: All the shots of the pursuing posse are "borrowed" footage, which might never have been obvious - except for the fact that one shot shows us a recognizable Heath and Nick Barkley from "The Big Valley" at the head of the pack. (00:17:00)

Jean G

The Posse That Wouldn't Quit - S2-E5

Trivia: When Heyes pretends to be drunk and is dragged off to jail by the deputies, two barking dogs follow them across the street. The canine "extras" were Pete Duel's own pets, who were visiting the set that day. Their barking fit wasn't planned, though - they just didn't like the way those big mean deputies were treating their master. (00:39:00)

Jean G

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