'Bridgerton' fans spot yellow lines on the roads of London - 147 years before they were introduced

The blunder is just one of a handful of modern inaccuracies that have crept into the show

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There is no doubt that Bridgerton has bent the period drama rules, with its colourblind casting and classical takes on pop hits.

However, a few modern features that crept into the show probably should have been edited out.

In the opening scenes of the series, eagle-eyed fans spotted yellow lines on the road as carriages take the Bridgerton and Featherington families from their Grosvenor Square homes to an under-construction Buckingham Palace for Queen Charlotte's Ball.

Fans have noticed yellow lines on the roads in the opening scenes of 'Bridgerton'. Courtesy Netflix 
Fans have noticed yellow lines on the roads in the opening scenes of 'Bridgerton'. Courtesy Netflix 

The scene is set in 1813, which is 147 years before yellow lines were introduced in the UK in 1960, and 73 years before the car was invented. In the UK, yellow lines indicate that roadside parking is prohibited at certain times of the day.

Although it was set in London, the scenes were actually filmed in Bath, in the south-west of England.

"I couldn't get into Bridgerton. I got bored and the lighting bothered me, way too bright for a period drama. Also spotting inaccuracies like double yellow lines on the road," wrote one critic on Twitter.

Another pointed out that manhole covers can also be seen:

However, these are not the only errors in the show, as pointed out by Twitter user Mick Gell, who wrote: "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 eagle-eyed fans have also pointed out that there should be no white paint in the series.

"[As far as I know,] woodwork was never painted white in Georgian times," Twitter user @david_navigator wrote in reply to @votedave, who said: "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. Still a great one to watch though."

Gaffes aside, many fans were delighted to learn that the show has been renewed for a second series.

"Dearest readers, The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honour to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season," read a message on the Netflix show's social media accounts on Thursday, in the style of its narrator Lady Whistledown.

The first season followed Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) as she made her debut in Regency London, seeking a husband. Julia Quinn's Bridgerton romance novel series featured a different sibling in each book.

Series production will resume in spring, and the second season will focus on the "romantic activities" of Daphne's brother Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).

The show has a 90 per cent "fresh" rating from critics on aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

It is the first to be released under Shonda Rhimes's content deal with Netflix, reportedly worth $150 million and announced about 40 months ago.