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IMDB policy for TV episode names where two episodes constitute each story: should "Part 1" and "Part 2" be added?

TV series Dalgliesh tt13430420 consists of 6 episodes, 2 each for three different source novels by P D James. Both episodes of the first novel (all that has been broadcast so far) had the title "Dalgliesh | Shroud For a Nightingale" in the opening title sequence, with no "Part 1 / Part 2" distinction.

What is IMDB's policy? Should both episodes 1.1 and 1.2 have the same title "Shroud For a Nightingale" or should they be distinguished by adding part numbers ("Shroud For a Nightingale: Part 1" and "Shroud For a Nightingale: Part 2") even though this was not present in the opening titles? And likewise for the remaining episodes yet to be broadcast.

Is it a case where pragmatism supersedes IMDB's normal policy of "transcribe what you see"?

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Hi martin_695862 -

In this rare instance, I would recommend listing the episodes with the exact titles that are displayed on-screen, which would mean listing two episodes with the same title "Shroud For a Nightingale", and so on.

They will still be distinguished by the episode numbers, but including additional text (such as "Part 1") would inaccurately represent the title.

I hope this helps!

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Episode guidelines say:

Some programs air two-part episodes from time to time. If the two parts are clearly separated (separate titles or a separate title card), then they should be entered as two separate episodes (with "Part 1/Part 2" on the end of the title if they don't have unique titles).

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@Peter_pbn Interesting. Sounds as if the rules have written with common sense in mind, rather than saying that both/all the episodes have to have the same title (no Part n) if that's how the title sequence displayed them.

It's rare to see a multi-part story where the title sequence doesn't use a "Part One" or "Part 1" suffix which differs for each episode.