[Lock] Death in Paradise Seasons 1-8

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mrka
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 7:22 am

Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 am

Can we please have Death in Paradise seasons 1-8 locked?
The episode titles had been changed from "Episode X" to nonexistent titles once again.
I have changed all the episodes that needed correction except for Season 8 Eps 5-6 which are currently locked with incorrect titles.

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/death-in-paradise

Source:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pvm ... odes/guide
wayned42
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Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 am

Sadly, the BBC episode guide has proved to be non-authoritative for the DiP episode titles given that 2 episodes in series 8 were broadcast with in-episode title screens that the BBC guide does not reflect. I don't know what the episode titles should be, but claiming that they must be the (very unhelpful) "Episode N" titles from the BBC guide doesn't seem to be particularly valid, IMO. The person who last tweaked the titles even got permission in the forums here to change them, so perhaps the moderators have also had a change of heart?
Equinox
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:07 am

Wayne is right that an admin has granted a user permission to change the generic “Episode N” titles. However, said user never presented their source for the “official” or correct episode titles.
If each episode of the series includes a title card, then fine — I do agree that these titles should be preferred to the generic ones the BBC has for all their programs. But save for in-episode title cards, there's no other source that can override what the BBC's episode guide says.

mrka, can you confirm whether the episode titles show up in each episode?
mrka
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Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 7:22 am

Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:13 am

Equinox, thanks for the reply.
I've just scanned through several episodes and none of them have in-episode title cards except for episode 5 & 6 in season 8. I have to admit that I never noticed that those two episodes had title cards.
Equinox
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:00 pm

Okay, I hope the titles don't get changed again then. But I'd like to leave the seasons unlocked for now.
LostSpaceRobot
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Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:44 am

Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:16 am

Now I feel extra bad because I came here explicitly wanting better titles for Death in Paradise... I updated Season 1 and 2, but I wont touch anymore until there are better answers..
wayned42
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Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:59 pm

What do we think of https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme ... ode-guide/ as a source? They use actual titles, as does https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1888075/episodes
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