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Blue Lights viewers point out glaring error in new BBC One drama

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
March 28, 2023
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The BBC's new police drama Blue Lights premiered on Monday night and while most viewers were hooked, others couldn't help but point out a glaring blunder.

The six-part series follows three rookie police officers working in Belfast, a city that comes with its own unique pressures and challenges.

At the end of the episode, viewers noticed that Sian Brooke's character, Grace Ellis, was initially shown driving an Audi but in the next scene, which took place inside the car, the steering wheel's logo was that of a Skoda vehicle. Watch the moment in the video below.

WATCH: Viewers spotted this major blunder in the Blue Lights premiere

Taking to Twitter, eagle-eyed viewers commented on the error, with one person writing: "Towards the end one minute it's an Audi in the rain next minute they are in a Skoda, then when you see it drive off it's an Audi again! That was a second-rate afternoon show at best. Not good @BBCOne," while another added: "#BlueLights. So picked up in an Audi. Which turns out to be a Skoda on the drop off… TV bloopers at its best."

A third person tweeted: "One minute she's driving an Audi, next it's a Skoda????" while another commented: "Inside the car is a Skoda but outside it's an Audi."

Sian Brooke in Blue Lights© BBC
Sian Brooke stars in the drama

Other viewers, however, were glued to the screen and took to social media to praise the drama. One person wrote: "Really powerful drama tonight #bluelights and worth a watch - very tense but I thought a good portrayal of complexities of Northern Ireland policing," while another added: "The BBC make some incredible programmes. Binged #TheResponder over the weekend and just discovered #Bluelights tonight which opened with an excellent first episode."

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A third person tweeted: "#Bluelights brilliant across the board! Congrats to all involved. I'm off to continue my binge-watch."

Sian Broke and Martin McCann © BBC
Sian Broke and Martin McCann as Grace and Stevie

For those who have yet to catch up with the series, it's set in Northern Ireland and follows Grace, a mum in her 40s, who decides to take a gamble by leaving her stable job as a social worker to join the Police Service. Just weeks into the job she's making so many mistakes that she wonders if she's made the right decision. The story also focuses on two other rookies, Annie (Katherine Devlin) and Tommy (Nathan Braniff), who are struggling under the immense pressure. 

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