Big Fat Quiz of the Year - Error

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Hello everyone!
Since I couldn't find how to change the title of a TV special and due to an error in the naming I can't add a missing one, I wanted to bring to your attention (and hope someone can fix it ^^): The british TV quiz show "The Big Fat Quiz of the Year" airs at the beginning of every new year and asks questions about the prior year. With the quizzes after 2010 it seems like the title has been matched up with the year the questions were about and not the year the special aired in, which makes a lot of sense when you're searching for it on IMDb.
But for the Big Fat Quiz of 2009 the year 2010 as been put with it and therefore the Big Fat Quiz that is actually about 2010 is still missing from the list - could someone please change the year on the 2009 special and add the 2010 one with the correct contestants and other details?
Greetings & thanks a lot!
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Hi Oewins,

The year that the title is listed under should reflect the year of the date the title was released to the public, so in the case of the quiz about the year 2010 this is listed on the site as The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) as it was released on the 3 January 2011.

I hope this makes sense.

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Hey Will,

thank you very much for such a quick reply!
I'm really sorry to be such a bother about this, but there really is one special missing :D
I've checked with the Wikipedia and Channel 4 page on this one and hear me out:
The special that is about 2009 and listed as 2010 on IMDb had the following contestants: David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker, Claudia Winkleman, Rob Brydon, Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.
Now on the Quiz on the year 2010, that has aired in 2011, were playing: Jonathan Ross, Ruth Jones, Alan Carr, Noel Fielding, Michael McIntyre and Richard Ayoade.
Now the problem is: That one is not listed on IMDb. And I think it is because the following years each special is listed for the year the questions were about and not the year it aired in.
Now take for example 2011: There should be the names I have listed above, because it was aired in 2011. But listed on IMDb as contestants for the Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011are: Miranda Hart, Eddie Izzard, Jamie Oliver, Jonathan Ross, David Walliams and David Mitchell. These six have quizzed in the special on the year 2011, but it aired 2012. All the following years on the IMDb listing are one year off, I suppose the people submitting it have put the year the questions were about into the entry on IMDb and not the year it aired in. Maybe because in the Channel 4 title it also says the year the questions were about.
I referenced these two listings: and .
I hope I could explain my point a bit better this time around and thank you so much for taking the time!

Best wishes,
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Hi Oewins -
If you are aware of titles listed on IMDb with the incorrect title year, you will need to submit the applicable Release Date corrections through our online Update form.  So if a submitter accidentally submitted a 2010 Release Date on a title that was actually aired in 2011, you should submit the applicable Release Date correction to the title, once the correction has been verified and is live on the site, the title year will automatically adjust itself to reflect the correct title year.
I hope this helps clarify!
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My issue is related to this one. IMDb is still missing one special since the two Big Fat Quizzes of the Year that aired in 2011 are merged in one title. The special which aired on 3 January 2011 is about the year 2010 and the special that aired on 27 December 2011 is about the year 2011. So the existing title should be divided into two separate titles.