Whoops! 'Undercover' Viewers Spot 1990s Characters Using 2007 iPhones

'Undercover' is airing in the coveted 9pm Sunday evening slot.

At the heart of Sunday evening's episode 2 of 'Undercover' was a flashback scene to 1996, with two cops embedded in a gang of drug dealers while their colleagues listened in.

The only problem... if this had been for real, they would have been easily busted, as two of the police officers at the scene were seen taking calls on their phones, that'll be iPhones, not available until 2007.

Not to worry, because the drug dealer did too.

<strong>Not so undercover, with phones from the wrong era</strong>
Not so undercover, with phones from the wrong era

This props blunder did little to dent the enthusiasm for the political drama, which has taken 'The Night Manager's spot on primetime Sunday evening BBC1 at 9pm.

Viewers have been swift to praise the performances of both leads Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester as a married couple, facing separate challenges as she takes on a high-profile role and his past as a secret cop comes back to haunt him.

'Undercover' isn't the first BBC drama to suffer from keen-eyed viewers noticing something in the background. The suspense of the superb 'Happy Valley' and the anguish of killer detective John Wadsworth forced to take part in his victim's autopsy, was somewhat curbed by the TV audience spotting the 'corpse' blinking in the background.

And, over in soaps-ville, it happens too.

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