Taggart Episodes Help Plead

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Hullo,
Some months ago I (with your generous and plentiful help) started working on correcting the IMDb listing for "Taggart" but had to give up due to the amount of work necessary. The problem with the page is that it lists many two and three parters as single episodes (the way they aired in syndication). The way it should look is this:

Season 1
1.1 Dead Ringer, Part One
1.2 Dead Ringer, Part Two
1.3 Dead Ringer, Part Three
1.4 Murder in Season, Part One
1.5 Murder in Season, Part Two
1.6 Murder in Season, Part Three

Season 2
2.1 Knife Edge, Part One
2.2 Knife Edge, Part Two
2.3 Knife Edge, Part Three
2.4 Death Call, Part One
2.5 Death Call, Part Two
2.6 Death Call, Part Three

Season 3
3.1 The Killing Philosophy, Part One
3.2 The Killing Philosophy, Part Two
3.3 The Killing Philosophy, Part Three
3.4 Funeral Rites, Part One
3.5 Funeral Rites, Part Two
3.6 Funeral Rites, Part Three
3.7 Cold Blood

Season 4
4.1 Dead Giveaway, Part One
4.2 Dead Giveaway, Part Two
4.3 Dead Giveaway, Part Three
4.4 Root of Evil, Part One
4.5 Root of Evil, Part Two
4.6 Root of Evil, Part Three
4.7 Double Jeopardy

Season 5
5.1 Flesh and Blood, Part One
5.2 Flesh and Blood, Part Two
5.3 Flesh and Blood, Part Three
5.4 Love Knot
5.5 Hostile Witness, Part One
5.6 Hostile Witness, Part Two
5.7 Hostile Witness, Part Three

Season 6
6.1 Evil Eye, Part One
6.2 Evil Eye, Part Two
6.3 Evil Eye, Part Three
6.4 Death Comes Softly, Part One
6.5 Death Comes Softly, Part Two
6.6 Death Comes Softly, Part Three
6.7 Rogues' Gallery

Season 7
7.1 Violent Delights
7.2 Nest of Vipers, Part One
7.3 Nest of Vipers, Part Two
7.4 Nest of Vipers, Part Three
7.5 Double Exposure, Part One
7.6 Double Exposure, Part Two
7.7 Double Exposure, Part Three

Season 8
8.1 The Hit Man, Part One
8.2 The Hit Man, Part Two
8.3 The Hit Man, Part Three
8.4 Ring of Deceit, Part One
8.5 Ring of Deceit, Part Two
8.6 Ring of Deceit, Part Three
8.7 Fatal Inheritance

Season 9
9.1 Death Benefits, Part One
9.2 Death Benefits, Part Two
9.3 Death Benefits, Part Three
9.4 Gingerbread, Part One
9.5 Gingerbread, Part Two
9.6 Gingerbread, Part Three
9.7 Death Without Dishonour, Part One
9.8 Death Without Dishonour, Part Two
9.9 Death Without Dishonour, Part Three

Season 10
10.1 Instrument of Justice, Part One
10.2 Instrument of Justice, Part Two
10.3 Instrument of Justice, Part Three
10.4 Forbidden Fruit
10.5 Secrets, Part One
10.6 Secrets, Part Two
10.7 Secrets, Part Three

Season 11
11.1 Hellfire, Part One
11.2 Hellfire, Part Two
11.3 Prayer for the Dead, Part One
11.4 Prayer for the Dead, Part Two
11.5 Prayer for the Dead, Part Three
11.6 Black Orchid

Season 12
12.1 Legends, Part One
12.2 Legends, Part Two
12.3 Legends, Part Three
12.4 Devil's Advocate, Part One
12.5 Devil's Advocate, Part Two
12.6 Devil's Advocate, Part Three
12.7 Angel Eyes, Part One
12.8 Angel Eyes, Part Two
12.9 Angel Eyes, Part Three

Season 13
13.1 Dead Man's Chest, Part One
13.2 Dead Man's Chest, Part Two
13.3 Dead Man's Chest, Part Three
13.4 Apocalypse, Part One
13.5 Apocalypse, Part Two
13.6 Apocalypse, Part Three
13.7 Babushka, Part One
13.8 Babushka, Part Two
13.9 Babushka, Part Three

Season 14
14.1 Berserker, Part One
14.2 Berserker, Part Two
14.3 Berserker, Part Three
14.4 Out of Bounds
14.5 Dead Reckoning, Part One
14.6 Dead Reckoning, Part Two
14.7 Dead Reckoning, Part Three

Season 15
15.1 A Few Bad Men, Part One
15.2 A Few Bad Men, Part Two
15.3 A Few Bad Men, Part Three
15.4 Long Time Dead

After this there are no mistakes except for these:

18.4 The Friday Event

Should be:

18.4 The Firday Event, Part One
18.5 The Friday Event, Part Two

Now, what I ask is this. Please generate these pages. I'll add the release dates, casts, plots, photos etc. but just please generate them. It's just too difficult for one man to attempt with no confirmation your editing staff will even accept it immediatly. If you need confirmation look on Wikipedia (however, their episode ordering is all wrong) or the BFI (British Film Institute) site.
Just as an example here's a BFI site listing for "Hellfire, Part Two" https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7dd41471

Thanks a lot in advance,
Best wishes,
Mateja
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Mateja Djedovic

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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Mateja Djedovic. There is a certain technique that has to be employed when splitting episode entries into multiple episode "part" entries. You want to start with the highest-numbered destination episode and work your way "down" toward the first episode. Am I understood?
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Mateja Djedovic

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Hullo,
I only asked for help, if you don't want to help that's OK, but there's no need to get sarky with me. You know full well I was talking hyperbolically. There are 108 corrections to be made here and if each one takes a day it will take me months to get it done. I am a very busy man myself with conferences to attend and articles to write so I can't spend all my time submitting updates to IMDb and praying to god they get accepted so I don't have to resubmit them till the rapture happens (it took me five tries to convince IMDb editors that Laura Fraser who appears in "Taggart" is the same Laura Fraser who appeared on "Breaking Bad"). It just stands to reason to me that someone from the inside can make these changes a hell of a lot quicker than I can. And since it is to the benefit of IMDb I can't see why they wouldn't. It's not like I'm asking someone to mow my lawn.

Best wishes,
Mateja
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Jeorj Euler

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"And since it is to the benefit of IMDb I can't see why they wouldn't." Hm...
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Mateja Djedovic

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Hullo,
I'm afraid I don't see your point there, Jeorj...

Best wishes,
Mateja
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Jeorj Euler

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Yeah, it's just that they've scarcely given me the impression that would not only recognize a benefit but act also upon it accordingly, but that's probably a matter of point of view. I don't know.
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Mateja Djedovic

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Hullo,
Hah!
I do intend to do the photo, plot, casts etc. updating myself, I was just hoping someone else might do the donkey work of generating these pages.
IMDb still has something of a bad reputation among "proper" film historians and writers, a reputation I'm trying to fix but it is hard to do without insider help. Despite, as you say, IMDb relying on us, they seem to revel in making it as hard as possible to fix mistakes.
I've actually reported this one before and the first series was fixed, but for some reason, that's as far as it went. Series two to fifteen remain mislisted. I do understand why, however, as the show has not been broadcast nor available in its orignal multi-part form since the original airings.

Best wishes,
Mateja
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Hi Mateja,

Thanks for your post and support.

Whilst we have our internal tools, this task would still take our editors a long time to complete along with the large amount of vetting required on a day to day basis. 

However, I've cut a ticket for an editor to review this and if necessary make the updates - please be aware this may take some time to complete, we appreciate your patience and will let you know once this has been looked into.

All the best,

Joel
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Mateja Djedovic

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Hullo,
Thanks! Keep me posted!

Best wishes,
Mateja
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Jeorj Euler

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I'm contemplating a plan of action.
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Mateja Djedovic

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Hullo,
Any news?

Best wishes,
Mateja
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Josie, Employee

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Hi there Mateja, 

We apologize for the delay in getting back to you regarding the issue with this series page. 

Our team have now investigated and fixed all of these episodes in-line with your suggestion above - please allow 24 hours for this to update across all platforms of our site. We welcome you to submit the data to populate these episodes once they are all live. 

Thank you for your patience while we looked into this! 

Best wishes,
Josie