How to Correct a Pilot listed as separate title *and* as episode 1.0 of series

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A TV series "High and Dry" (1985) started life as a pilot for a different TV company, with a different title. There are entries for the pilot both as a separate title Walking the Planks (1985) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5291566/combined and as episode 1.0 of the series "High and Dry" (1985) {Pilot (#1.0)} http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1400773/combined.

Given the change of title (and production company BBC versus ITV) should one of these two near-duplicate entries be removed? Given the trivia and movie connection links between the two, maybe episode 1.0 should  be removed.
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Martin

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Martin -

A pilot aired well before the rest of the series (or unaired), is considered episode 1.0; therefore, the standalone title will need to be merged with the episode title listing. 

I have now merged the two title pages and the change should be live on the site shortly.  Cheers!
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Martin

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OK. When you merged the standalone into 1.0, did you preserve the name of the pilot Walking the Planks as the episode title, or shall I submit that renaming?

Presumably the "pilot is 1.0 of the series" rule doesn't apply if the pilot is itself an episode of another series (for example, the pilot of "Open All Hours" was an episode of an ensemble series of separate plays called "7 of 1"; likewise for "Storyboard" (1983) {Woodentop (#1.4)}, the pilot of "The Bill").