Agatha Christie's Poirot

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

17 mistakes in The Veiled Lady

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Plot hole: When Poirot and Hastings break into the house, they search the entire house for the box, without success. However, later on, when they are in the kitchen, the housekeeper comes down the stairs - having been lying in wait for them. How did Poirot not run into her when he was initially searching upstairs, particularly when he was making such a thorough search?

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: The cream colored shoes of the Lady are prominently featured in the finale. When the actress has to run, not only are the heels replaced by modern tennis shoes, but they're black, in contrast with her white stockings. (00:46:40)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Factual error: To meet The Veiled Lady the second time, Hastings and Poirot go to the Natural History Museum. The establishing shot is the iconic "Dippy the Diplodocus", right in the main hall. But in 1935, Dippy would have been in the reptile hall instead, and with his head and neck mounted differently. (00:37:35)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Poirot tells Miss Lemon to calm down because "It is only the simple blackmailer." Pauline Moran has her right hand on the bag, but in the close-up that follows her hand is at a distance from it. The difference in position (and thus in the takes being edited together) is reflected by a mistake happening a few seconds later, when you can notice as she turns around to answer the door, that her gloves have also switched hand. (00:12:10)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Poirot and Hastings enter the Athena, there's an establishing shot as they walk to the right of the concierge. In the following shot, some elements like the lady with the flower dress by them are consistent, but the desk employee is suddenly on the phone and a bellboy appears by the stairs. Also the lady in the corner changes from a blonde to an elderly woman in a red coat. (00:05:50)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Other mistake: Poirot, Hastings and The Veiled Lady go upstairs because the lobby is 'too public'. The man spying on them is hiding behind the same newspaper prop used in the previous episode of the season, where Hastings was reading it in Cornwall at the beginning. So must be a pretty old issue now (Peril at End House takes a few days, and they were on holiday). (00:07:40)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Sitting on the park bench, Japp narrates the jewelry heist to Poirot. The passersby during the scene change in the various angles, and the most evident demonstration is offered by the fella that starts his walk exactly when Japp sits down. Grey pants, a sleeveless vest and hat, he walks all the way to the path in the background and exits stage right. But he's walking behind Japp when he says "The stones in his pocket were not the real stones." (00:03:00 - 00:03:45)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the opening credits, there is a close-up of the model boat pushed forward. It passes by a kid who is hunched over, hands on his thighs. Wider shot, and the kid just watches the sailboat pass by standing apathetically. (00:02:15)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Gertie and Joey make their escape running down the stairs of the hall, they pass by a couple (she has a white hat and a blue dress). When Poirot and Japp run after them, the same couple has jumped back several meters. (00:43:00)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When not-so-Lavington is spying Japp and Mad Dog Poirot outside of the station, he is holding the wheel with his right hand at the top, but a moment after he's using that hand to smoke instead. (00:34:35)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: The phone book has a LMS logo on the page edges in the close-up where we see Poirot actually flip through - the logo disappears when he is moving the book in the rest of the scene. (00:16:10)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When the box opens revealing the jewelry, the jewelry is scattered differently each time it is seen. The box itself gets closer to the table's edge when the lady nabs the jewelry. (00:40:40 - 00:42:40)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Lavington puts his hat on the couch before talking to Poirot. The hat shifts closer to Hastings and then back closer to the armrest during the scene. (00:12:45 - 00:14:30)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Factual error: Poirot is cycling through Wimbledon; he passes by a house which has a definitely non-1930 car in the yard, and a yellow alarm box on the first floor. (00:18:20)

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Trivia: Poirot in the ship's lounge is reading the actual May 1st 1935 issue of Bystander (recognizable by the cover and with the correct page order, does not seem to be a simple movie prop), roughly consistent with the time frame of the first season and a contest taking place on the 14th. (00:07:50)

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