Murder, She Wrote

Sing a Song of Murder - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Emma was almost hit by a car she jumped up onto the edge of the wall and then back down onto the floor. When she landed she was facing the theatre door, but when Oliver came of the door and the shot changed, she was facing away from the wall. This happened in the transition from stunt person to Angela.

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene at the train station, Jessica's nephew introduces to her Kitt Donovan from the publishing company. Just as he says "in public relations", a man pops in the foreground - it is an extra that walks out of the rail car. In the reverse shot that follows, the same extra is only then coming out of the train. (00:09:35)

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Mr. Giles holds the telephone as he interrogates the private eye, who answers in a rather defiant way to the threat of "the local constable" getting involved. So Giles puts the receiver down, but notice that in the first shot he is passing it from the right to the left hand. In the close-up it is the right hand to hang up, though. (00:23:15)

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Episode 1-0, "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"; Mr. Giles opens the door of the antechamber of his office, finally putting an end to Jessica's long wait. Grady right away at the first click of the lock takes his hands off his pockets and tidies up his sleeves. But in the next shot when Grady actually enters and talks to the secretary, Grady is still with his hands on his pockets repeating the gesture. (00:10:10)

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Funeral at Fifty-Mile - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Jessica walks from the house to the barn at the end, she is wearing knee high brown boots. By the time she reaches the barn they have been replaced with court shoes.

Another Killing in Cork - S11-E20

Continuity mistake: In the opening exterior shot of the train, it has at least six brown and green carriages. However, in the next exterior shot, the train is made up of three brown and cream carriages.

Death in Hawaii - S11-E4

Continuity mistake: When Danny Kincaid is at the beach, he is wearing green shorts when he is taking his shirt and shoes off, but he has blue and black shorts on when he goes into the water. (00:19:00)

Paint Me a Murder - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When the character played by Ron Moody runs into the sea in pursuit of a suspect trying to escape, he shouts at Jessica to "Get the package!" In the next shot we see Jessica reluctantly follow him in, with a clear waterline from a previous take showing on her dark overcoat/cloak.

The Bottom Line Is Murder - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When the cop picks up the dirty ashtray he blows the ash away. In the close-up the ashtray is spotless as if it had been wiped with a cloth or if it were brand-new. First of all, no ash blew away, and second of all, a mere puff couldn't have cleaned it the way it looks.

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Sing a Song of Murder - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When the first scene at Emma's hideaway was shown, obviously the two characters Emma and Jessica were filmed seperately on the couch and then the film was put together (as both are played by Angela Lansbury). However Jessica did a lot of moving while she was talking, so Emma was looking straight across at where she had been, despite her bending down while she talked.

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Answer: It was never revealed what caused Frank's death.

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