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Ipcress File fans spot an impossible mistake in 1960s drama

THE Ipcress File was mocked on Twitter tonight after viewers spotted a very blatant mistake.

People poked fun at the gaffe after eagle-eyed fans shared the unexpected moment from the drama’s third installment.

Ipcress File fans spotted a very obvious flaw in Sunday night's episode

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Ipcress File fans spotted a very obvious flaw in Sunday night’s episodePhoto credit: ITV
The classic-style speedboat had an internet address on the stern

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The classic-style speedboat had an internet address on the stern

The 1963 ITV thriller returned tonight with Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole starring Harry Palmer.

The series has been met with mixed reviews so far after some fans bit all six episodes on the ITV hub.

And tonight, watching the action, some spotted an unusual mistake in the props department.

In the most recent episode, Harry and Jean Courtney (played by Lucy Boynton) were in Beirut on a rescue mission.

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Towards the end of the episode, a speedboat is used to escape, but there was a mark on the stern that would have baffled people in 1963.

It was the address of an Internet website that was a thorn in the side of viewers at home.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “Ermmm @ITV not sure they had the internet in the 1960s.”

Another fan expressed his delight at spotting the bug, writing: “The internet? 1963????”

ITV’s new series The Ipcress File is based on a spy novel of the same name published in 1962 and written by Len Deighton.

The novel was adapted into a 1965 BAFTA-winning film adaptation starring Michael Caine and produced by James Bond co-producer Harry Saltzman.

Unlike the book, the protagonist is named in the film as the spy in the novel has no name.

In the 1965 film, however, the character’s name, Harry Palmer, was chosen by actor Michael.

Actor Joe, who plays Harry in the ITV series, wears the thick-rimmed glasses made famous by Michael.

At a press conference, director James Watkins confirmed that the opening shot of Harry Palmer’s glasses in Episode 1 was a deliberate nod to Michael.

“(It was a) little wink, yes, and also the fact that when you cut to Joe (Cole) the view is out of focus and then focuses when he puts the glasses on. So we just kind of wanted to tip our hats to that. But then also say: ‘OK, now it’s here. Harry Palmer is Joe Cole, here’s a new iteration and enjoy,'” he said.

The classic-style speedboat had an internet address on the stern

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The classic-style speedboat had an internet address on the stern

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/18013268/the-ipcress-file-fans-spot-blunder/ Ipcress File fans spot an impossible mistake in 1960s drama

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