Doctor Who
Doctor Who mistake picture

The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: After Clara enters the Doctors' cell, and they're talking about how the door was unlocked, shots inside the cell show the door about halfway closed, while a shot from outside looking into the cell shows the door wide open. (00:45:25)

Doctor Who mistake picture

The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: During the scene in the barn where the three Doctors have their hands on the button, when Eleven notices Clara crying and asks her what's wrong, the Doctors' hands go from stacked on top of each other on the button to only touching it with their fingers. (01:02:40)

Doctor Who mistake picture

The Name of the Doctor - S7-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is talking to River just before entering his own timeline to rescue Clara, in the shots facing him, the glowing column representing his timeline is not visible, despite the fact that a wide shot reveals he's standing right in front of it. (00:39:25 - 00:40:04)

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Factual error: During the chase on the motorway, many deciduous trees sporting lush green leaves can be seen in the background, in sharp defiance of the fact that it's supposed to be Christmas Eve and their branches should be bare. In addition, despite having chosen to wear a sleeveless wedding dress, Donna is remarkably unbothered by the fact that it should be fairly brisk outside, probably somewhere around freezing.

The Crimson Horror - S7-E13

Other mistake: When Mr. Thursday goes to see Vastra, to hire her to investigate his brother's death, he doesn't see her face (she's a Silurian "lizard woman from the dawn of time") until she lifts her veil to take a closer look at a photograph he brought her, upon which he faints. However, Vastra's veil is quite see-through, enough that her non-human appearance is obvious to the audience even before she lifts it. The same thing happens when she goes to visit the coroner later - although he doesn't faint.

Doctor Who mistake picture

Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Clara draws the Doctor's attention to the vision of a forest appearing in the archway, the candelabra she is holding has two candles in it, with the third hole empty. Moments later, after the apparition has disappeared, there are now three candles in it. (00:15:30)

Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: For most of the episode, there is a thunderstorm going on at Caliburn House. However, when the TARDIS is seen dematerializing and rematerializing when the Doctor and Clara go to take pictures of the ghost throughout time, it's dry in the grove where it was parked. The first time is especially noticeable, as moments later we are shown Professor Palmer and Emma looking through a rain-spattered window, commenting on the noise of the TARDIS' engines.

Deep Breath - S8-E1

Revealing mistake: After the clockwork droids shut down, when the ones in the restaurant basement start falling over, the extended blade of one of the toppling droids flops about like rubber. (01:08:15)

Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: Vastra hands the police inspector a bag of sonic lanterns, to be used to contain the T. Rex. In the next shot, looking at the TARDIS on the riverbank, he's not holding it. (00:02:15)

Doctor Who mistake picture

Into the Dalek - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: During Clara's first conversation with Danny, the folders in her hands are unmarked in close-ups, but have labels on them in wide shots. In addition, the folders and newspaper she's holding keep changing position between shots. (00:07:30 - 00:08:26)

Doctor Who mistake picture

Listen - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor shows Clara the "listen" written on one of his blackboards, the handwriting is different to when it was first shown. (00:07:07)

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Clara are sitting at their table on the balcony, talking, the level of Clara's mostly-finished milkshake changes several times, most noticeably when she and the Doctor are arguing over who is going to use her computer to hack the bad guys' systems. (00:31:00)

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Clara, while seated at their table on the balcony, are arguing over who has the better hacking skills while pulling her computer back and forth, in overhead shots their table is somewhere in the middle of the balcony. This contrasts with all other shots, which show their table right next to the railing. (00:31:16)

The Snowmen - S7-E7

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Vastra are on the TARDIS talking about Clara's injuries, and he says that he thinks for once the universe owes him one, he pulls some switches on the console. If you pay attention, you'll notice that the console wobbles slightly as he does so. (00:49:48)

The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Revealing mistake: During the sequence where Clara sets foot on the TARDIS for the first time, and she and the Doctor then stop the plane from crashing, there are some shots which make it fairly obvious that the mug of tea she's carrying is empty. (00:25:35)

More quotes from Doctor Who

Season 2 generally

Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

More trivia for Doctor Who

Midnight - S4-E10

Question: Is there any information on the entity shown in "Midnight?" It seems interesting enough to have some depth to it. It seemed to be bad in nature. It also seems to have been exactly what the woman that was possessed was afraid of.


Chosen answer: No, no information is avalible for the identity of the entity.


More questions & answers from Doctor Who

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.