Error in Episode Cast link for all TV series - takes you to Fullcredits instead

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I've just noticed that the Episode Cast link on for a TV series now brings up a merged cast list for all episodes (eg Fred Bloggs appears in 3 episodes, Joe Soap appears in 2 episodes etc), instead of listing each episode title and its cast in credits order.

This seems to have happened since 5 November when I last used it. It happens for various titles that I've checked, such as "Casualty" (1986), "Holby City" (1999) and "Doc Martin" (2004).

It seems that the link takes me to (for example) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096555/fullcredits instead of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096555/epcast. When I hover over the link it displays as epcast but the page I end up on is fullcredits. Even if I navigate explicitly to epcast by typing this URL in the address bar of FIrefox, it gets redirected to fullcredits.

Something's not right :-(
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TV Series Full Cast & Crew pages
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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Martin

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oh no. that is catastrophic news. why do the management of IMDB keep tinkering like this. do they think that data submitters like me don't use the episode cast list?

There have been many occasions when i've compared the current epcast with one from a few days ago and detected vandalism. having to do this separately for every episode is such a gigantic task that i can't be bothered. the quality of data will suffer.

by all means add great new features but whatever you do, dont ever take away old features.

i despair of IMDB sometimes.
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Sorry about this.  If it helps at all, the context for this (and many upcoming changes) is covered in https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0
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Also, you may find the "Next" and "Previous" buttons useful for navigating through episode casts.  For example from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4593118/ (see red highlighting):

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I'm with Martin on this. The episode cast page is important to me, and among the most visited. It is really a pain in the proverbial to click through 22 different pages if I want to see the cast for a whole season of a TV show. What were you thinking?!?!?

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