"Top of the Pops" duplication

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There are 4 entities simply called ‘Top of the Pops’.

  1. “Top of the Pops” (tt0139803) UK
  2. “Top of the Pops” (tt4271950) UK
  3. “Top of the Pops” (tt0852509) Germany
  4. “Top of the Pops” (tt0092466) USA

The last two can be ignored for the purposes of this question. 

The first one is the one most people would expect to find –

  • ran from 1964 to 2016
  • 2102 episodes 

The second one is a problem.

 According to its entry, it ran from 1993 to 1998 and had 0 episodes. There are three cast members, but no crew members. A little further reading shows that it was released on 29th of July 1993 and was episode No. 1536 of the first program. 

Looking at the episodes in the first program, there is already an episode with the same date (tt0731109), but with three different cast members. The cast members are not a problem because it is likely that both episodes have incomplete casts.


So, what can be done to remedy this situation?

Should the entry, “Top of the Pops” (tt4271950), be deleted? If it is deleted, should its cast members be added to the other episode? Would there be some attempt at proving they were on this episode? Or would it be taken at face value?

Can the episodes be merged?

 

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Graham

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Posted 1 year ago

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Steve Crook, Champion

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Hello Graham,
It looks like merging is the best way to go. Merge series #2 into series #1.

Steve
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Hi Graham,

If you can work out the correct episode then I suggest merging it into the existing episode on tt0139803. If however you are unsure exactly which episode it relates to or that the cast is incorrectly listed please let me know on this thread and I can remove it.

Regards,
Will
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Graham

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Thanks, Will.

How do I go about merging a title? 

When I go to the update page for tt4271950, none of the choices seems to be appropriate.
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Jeorj Euler

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"Title Correction": "Add correction"
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Graham

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Jeorj

When I go there, it appears all I can do is change the actual wording of the title, not merge it.

Or do I insert  the name of the destination title and explain that it needs to be merged with that one.
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Jeorj Euler

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Yes, Graham.
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Graham

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Thanks, Jeorj.

I have submitted the request wth the following detail:
This program needs to be merged wth the following episode of the above program - episode broadcast  {(1993-07-29)} (tt0731109). This item is the same episode, but separated from the overall program.See discussion at GetSatisfaction Board:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-top-of-the-pops-duplication?utm_source=notification&utm...