Bridgerton fans spot filming blunders with yellow lines and Primark poster in 19th century Bath – Manchester Evening News

Bridgerton fans have spotted some historical gaffes in the filming of the hit Netflix period drama.

Some have pointed out yellow parking lines in one scene, while others claim they’ve seen a Primark poster in what is meant to be 19th century Bath.

Viewers have been binge-watching the eight-part sexually-charged drama since it landed on the streaming platform on Christmas Day.

It follows the ‘coming out’ season of Regency London, set in 1813, with Phoebe Dynevor taking the lead female role as debutante Daphne Bridgerton.

Many scenes were filmed around Bath’s iconic Royal Crescent, but eagle-eyed viewers have spotted visible yellow parking lines on the roads despite them not being invented until 140 years later, the Mirror reports.

It wasn’t until the 1960s when yellow lines became a feature on Britain’s roads, introduced to indicate parking restrictions.

One fan wrote on social media “Two episodes into #Bridgerton and I’ve so far spotted a single yellow line and a telecoms manhole cover.

“I didn’t realise the 19th Century Brits were such pioneers.”

Another added: “I was requested to watch Bridgerton during a lockdown evening, turned into a ‘spot the gaffe’ game.

“1813 London society, yellow lines, no parking signs, smoking filtered cigarettes, bemused.”

Other fans claimed to have spotted modern street lights, parking signs and even a poster for high street giant Primark.

Bridgerton features yellow lines on the roads even though they weren’t introduced until 1960
(Image: Netflix)

Some scenes were filmed right outside a branch of the store and one fan claimed a poster had made it into the final cut.

They wrote: “You will also spot a Primark poster, a single yellow line parking restriction and a parking sign on a lamppost.

“Down pipes on the front of buildings which would not have been there and a modern day doorbell.”

Another wrote: “My sis thought I might enjoy #Bridgerton.

Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton
(Image: PA Features Archive/Press Association Images)

“Less than 4 minutes in, and there’s modern streetlights and yellow no standing lines visible on The Crescent if you’re going to spend that sort of money on costume etc, at least CGI these out….”

One more added: “If anyone is curious about where I live just watch Bridgerton I can point out Primark in several shots.”

“Bridgerton just wasn’t for me,” another commented.

“At least partly because, as a Bath resident, I can’t watch a single scene without saying some s**t like, ‘oh look, their carriage just went past Primark’.”

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