Multiple episodes with same name - multi-part story

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Suppose you have a TV series with several consecutive episodes being one story (eg based on one novel) and the next few based on another novel. All the episodes for one novel have the same on-screen title.

Should the IMDB episode title be the same for all or should "Part 1", "Part 2" etc be appended to the end, even though the on-screen title makes no distinction, to avoid IMDB episodes with the same title?
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Martin

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Martin,

A few questions to consider.

Are the multiple episodes broadcast on the same day or on different days?

Do the writing credits for each episode indicate which book this segment was based on?

Did the production company create an official website? If so, how does the official website title the episodes?

Please write back if you have any more questions on this matter.
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To be specific: the series is Strike, dramatisations of the three Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling) novels that have been written so far. The episodes for each novel have the same name as the novel, they were broadcast on separate days (a Sunday, a Monday and the following Sunday for the first book, probably consecutive Sundays for the rest).

The offical BBC web site http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093ypxy refers to the first-novel episodes as Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3, but those numbers don't appear in the on-screen titles which all say "The Cuckoo's Calling": https://s26.postimg.org/y59rhw1kp/Image1.png (which is for episode 1.2).
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Martin,

After viewing the Strike webpage, I would suggest titling each episode this way:

The Cuckoo's Calling: Episode 1 (or) Part 1
The Cuckoo's Calling: Episode 2 (or) Part 2
The Cuckoo's Calling: Episode 3 (or) Part 3

Thanks for posting the additional information. I hope this helps.
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