..hear me out!
I'm using the terrific information to index and organise my own recordings. Being a brit, some shows, particularly daily news type shows are often missing from the database.
Newsnight for example,http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=70342&lid=7
I can often find the information on these episodes from the networks site directlyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mk25/episodes/guide
A quick scraper and they could easily be loaded in.
I completely understand any reluctance to allow api data submissions, but for only for mods perhaps?