Viewers of the BBC’s Blue Lights were stunned when they spotted a glaring error in the first episode of the crime show last night.
BBC1’s new cop drama, which aired at 9pm yesterday, follows three rookie policemen in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in a post-Troubles era.
Written by the team behind Novichok drama The Salisbury Poisonings, Blue Lights stars Sherlock actress Sian Brock as Grace, a single mother and former social worker who decides to change careers in middle age to become a probationary cop.
At the end of the first episode, Grace offers one woman, Angela, a lift home in her Audi – but viewers soon discover that the steering wheel was from a Skoda.
Several viewers couldn’t help but spot the error and took to Twitter, with one writing, “How do you get the exterior and interior shots of a car so wrong?” Discovery / Freeland and then Audi / Skoda.
Viewers of the BBC’s Blue Lights were dumbfounded when they discovered a fatal error in the first episode of the crime show last night – a car appeared to change from an Audi to a Skoda in the same scene.
During the intense scene, viewers admitted they were distracted by the changing logos on the car’s steering wheel
Another commented: ‘This is how I was shot in an Audi. Which turned out to be a Skoda on the podium … TV bugs at their best. ‘
A third added, “Maybe I’m wrong but Grace doesn’t drive an Audi…look again.”
A fourth wrote: “Near the end, one minute it’s an Audi in the rain, the next minute it’s a Skoda, then when you see it go it’s an Audi again!”
This was a second rate afternoon show at best. not good.’
Another added: “Did anyone else notice the Audi, Skoda, Audi error?”
Picked it up in an Audi and a few minutes later dropped it in a Skoda!! Basic stuff… someone commented.
“Why did Audi get a Skoda steering wheel?” One viewer tweeted.
The series sees probation cop Grace frequently out of her depth and finding herself in unexpected danger.
Nathan Braniff plays Tommy and Kathryn Devlin as Annie, and their Belfast station is a bustling hub where newbies get banter and help from their peers, as well as being tipped off by their bosses.
Several viewers caught the bug during last night’s program, with one commenting that it was “second rate.”
They appear alongside bigger stars including Game Of Thrones’ Richard Dormer as seasoned cop Jerry, who shares an unsure of himself with Tommy.
The Fall’s John Lynch plays their nemesis James McIntyre, an organized crime ring leader who recruits local boys, and who provides the central story for the six Blue Lights episodes.
During the first episode, Grace tries to help Angela, whose son knows the gang well after he crashes a stolen car belonging to gang leader James.
Despite warnings from her colleagues that Angela is trying to lure her into a false sense of security, Grace is determined to help her and ends up offering her a lift home.
The car appears to revert to an Audi when Grace drives away from the scene after dropping Angela
Written by the staff of The Salisbury Poisonings, a new BBC1 police drama, Blue Lights follows three rookie Belfast policemen as they try to keep the peace in a post-Troubles era.
And things don’t seem to get any easier for Grace in the next episode – with a synopsis for the next show teasing that the team is having more problems with drug rings in Belfast.
‘The team scrambles to deal with a series of mysterious emergencies across town, all caused by a bad batch of drugs,’ the message reads.
The McIntyre gang soon realized that the crisis could be traced back to a young drug smuggler, he was selling drugs outside their area, so they raced to cover their tracks.
Annie receives terrifying news that makes her wonder who she can even trust within her community.