Numbering of Doctor Who specials
I have vague memories of a conversation here a few years ago, where there was some discussion over the episode numbering of the five Doctor Who specials from December 2008 to January 2010. I believe the decision was to leave them unnumbered (despite them officially being numbered 4.14, 4.15 etc by the production team on the paperwork), and I think some measures were taken behind the scenes here to stop them being numbered by any future contributors.
I don't agree with the decision to have them unnumbered (apart from anything else it makes things much more confusing and less user-friendly to anyone unfamiliar with the series when "proper" episodes - i.e., not bonus mini-episodes - are listed out of sequence), but I can understand the reasoning behind it. But it creates an inconsistency with the three 2022 specials, which are all numbered as part of season 13. Should these be unnumbered as well, or are these now considered correct and it's the other ones that need changing?