Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Factual error: The snub nosed revolver used by Miss Fisher, a J-Frame S&W, was not produced until 1950.

Death at Victoria Dock - S1-E4

Character mistake: Fisher refers to some characters as speaking "a Slavic language." The characters are Latvian anarchists. Lettish (aka Latvian) is a Baltic language, not Slavic.

Ruddy Gore - S1-E6

Factual error: Phryne and Dot are sitting at the dining room table looking over a collection of paperback books. Paperback books only came into being in 1936. It took time for books to appear globally in that format.

Raisins and Almonds - S1-E5

Plot hole: It turns out in the climax of the episode that there are no bullets left in the gun and Miss Fisher knew it. That would mean then that she deliberately wasted minutes with Simon bleeding out on the floor when Chaim was holding them at gunpoint with an empty revolver, for no discernible purpose.

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Death by Miss Adventure - S1-E10

Character mistake: Dr. Mac refers to the murdered girl as "Daisy Miller." Later it's revealed that the murdered girl's name is actually "Daisy Murphy." (00:01:00 - 00:06:00)

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Cocaine Blues - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Early on, Miss Fisher and Doctor McMillan are strolling among the dockers in the background. But Miss Fisher hasn't disembarked the ship yet, that happens in the following scene. (00:01:45)

Murder Most Scandalous - S2-E1

Factual error: Reference is made to "Queen's Counsel", but in 1928 King George V was on the throne (his picture is every scene of the South Police station) There was only "King's Counsel" until Queen Elizabeth II ascended in 1953.

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Raisins and Almonds - S1-E5

Other mistake: Miss Fisher takes a handwritten phrase in "ancient" Hebrew to one of the main characters to be translated. The writing is actually in cursive Hebrew and is properly written. While performing the translation however, the "expert" translator holds the writing upside down. He also follows the writing with his finger from left to right. Hebrew is written from right to left. (00:32:00)

King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Plot hole: At the end of the previous episode Foyle infiltrated the Fisher household and cut the telephone line. However in this episode, taking place just the morning after, no mention at all of the event is made and Bert and Cec off camera phone the police with no anomalies reported.

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King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Miss Fisher is on her knees by the burial site of her sister, the ribbon in her possession is quite different from the one seen at the beginning of the series, which was worn out, with no hint of the shape and color of the blue one shown in this episode and the previous.

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King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Factual error: The whole Egyptian mythos and references are incredibly sketchy: at first it is said that Foyle was born "on the 21st day of Proyet." Leaving aside the fact that Proyet is a season rather than a month and that it simply would not translate automatically into a matching month and day of the Gregorian calendar, it still wouldn't be the 21st of December as stated because Proyet fell rather in a January to May range. Not just that, but in the second half of the episode it's simply identified as "Midsummer", when Proyet was part of Winter and obviously seasons in Australia are the polar opposites of seasons in Egypt.

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King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Dot is holding Hugh at gunpoint, Hugo Johnstone-Burt is holding a pencil between his thumb and middle finger only when shot from the front with Dot's hands in the foreground. He never has it in the angle behind him, or wider shots. (00:34:40)

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King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Plot hole: The coroner finds the stones "in the nasal cavity" after Miss Fisher's intuition, but he already had examined it in both cases due to the bleeding. Also, it's inexplicable how with the previous case being ruled as the death of a drug addict with no particular findings, the coroner would have still lying around the body to examine for autopsy even when Hugh said the body was found a week before.

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King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Factual error: Ignoring the fact that there was no such Pharaoh as "Memses", in the cabinet inventory the missing item is listed as follows: "'Silver stirrup ring, in the reign of King Memses, Dynasty Five, 2600 BC." If it were 2600 BC, it would be Dynasty Three maybe, but not Five, which started just past 2500.

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Murder in the Dark - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: As the the first conversation between Miss Fisher and her cousin's belle begins, when she mentions "That dazzling party in Charing Cross" she has her hand on the newspaper, but it is on her shoulder at the cut. And then Miss Fisher puts a hand above the hip, changing position at the following cut as well. (00:08:00)

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Blood and Circuses - S1-E11

Plot hole: Miss Fisher and Samson have to find the right, narrow, timeframe to sneak into the ringmaster's tent and go through his belongings. But they seem to have an unlimited amount of time once afterwards, since they flat out take the big crate he has in plain view containing all sorts of incriminating evidence, and then have all their time to get to the station to bring the evidence to Jack, compare serial numbers, have a lab check on the vials, even dig up graves, all without Mr. Jones getting suspicious in the slightest.

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Blood and Circuses - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Miss Fisher as 'Fern' is posing as the magician's assistant. He does the (supposedly, before the man in the crowd calls out 20 as grand finale) last throw successfully and walks up to her to retrieve the knives. They are obviously positioned differently between shots. (00:30:30)

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Queen of the Flowers - S1-E9

Factual error: Behind Jack and Miss Fisher as they are waiting to get an answer about the whereabouts of Jane's mother there's a wall calendar that has November 4 as a Tuesday - wrong for 1928, and also inconsistent with the other calendar seen in the episode, in the kitchen. (00:43:00)

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Away with the Fairies - S1-E8

Character mistake: When Hugh is talking with Dot making up a letter as he goes, he says that he's been going out with a wonderful girl for "nearly 6 months." This episode takes place merely a day after the previous, which was set in October. The first episodes when Dot and Hugh could start being called an item were set in August. That is nowhere near 6 months. (00:23:00)

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Away with the Fairies - S1-E8

Factual error: When Miss Charlesworth asks where everybody has gone and Letitia answers, you can get a good view of her desk, sporting above it amongst many photos also an illustration surely out of place in 1928: the "We can do it!" girl created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 and more or less apocryphally identified with Rosie the Riveter, a feminist icon that is quite specific to WW2. (00:22:10)

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