Sherwood viewers call out 'laughable' blunder in BBC premiere – but did you spot it? | The Sun

SHERWOOD viewers called out a 'laughable' blunder in the BBC premiere – but did you spot it?

The new BBC1 programme hit our screens last night and follows DCS Ian St Clair and his team solve the link between two killings in Nottinghamshire.


The start of the episode sees local councillor Sarah Vincent handing out flyers for the election in the mining village of Ashfield.

The next scenes sees former striking miner Gary Jackson walk out of his house to talk to a young boy called Noah playing football in his street.

Referring to a former footballer, Gary shouted: "Hey, look! It's Trevor Francis!"

Noah replied: "Who?"

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Gary said back: "Who?! First million pound player. Notts Forest centre forward. 52-caps-for-England who!

"Now then… see you've got to be light on your feet lads, right? But with power behind you!"

Many viewers took to Twitter to point out that Gary had not referred to Trevor's football team in the correct way.

One tweeted: "Hooked by #Sherwood already! Couldn’t keep up with who’s who in the star cast and the story looks to be a strong one! Shame they got it wrong calling the football team Notts Forest thoughI’m a Leicester City fan and even I know it’s Forest or Notts County!"

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A second said: "Alun Armstrong, wash your mouth out. Notts Forest

Athird added: "#Sherwood love it, what a cast! Can’t go wrong- maybe don’t say ‘Notts’Forest again though….."

"Today’s hashtag “Notts Forest” #Sherwood," a fourth chimed in.

The six-part series is based on the true story of two unconnected murders in the Sherwood Forest area in 2004.

In order to solve the murders, police inspectors Ian St Clair and rival Kevin Salisbury have to join forces and work together.

For the series, writer James  Graham has drawn on his experiences of growing up in post-industrial Nottinghamshire.

He told the BBC: "It means the world to have this opportunity to bring the voices of a community I grew up in to BBC One.

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“So much is spoken about the divisions and difficulties in these 'Red Wall' towns, but they're not always understood."

He added: 'I feel so honoured to be able to tell a fictionalised story about a very real trauma, but with the humour and heart and resilience of the people I know and love there."

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