Please Delete Duplicate Shows - Doctor in the House

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rutski
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm

Hi,

It looks like there is duplication of Doctor in the House:

Correct entry
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-in-the-house

This show remained the same but each season had a different title - a bit like Archer (2009) does
These are:

1969-1970 Doctor in the House
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/1
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/2
1971 Doctor at Large
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/3
1972-1973 Doctor in Charge
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/4
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/5
1974 Doctor at Sea
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/6
1975-1977 Doctor on the Go
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/7
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/8
1979-1980 Doctor Down Under
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... /seasons/9
1991 Doctor at the Top
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-i ... seasons/10

It looks like a number of shows have been entered duplicating these:
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-at-large
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-in-charge
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-at-sea
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-on-the-go
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-down-under
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/doctor-at-the-top

I think the additional series should be deleted however I do understand why they are there, if you try and search for Doctor at Sea your results will never show Doctor in the House so someone searching for that would automatically presume the show was missing and start adding it. It's a shame seasons can't be named as well as numbered because that would help. In any case there is a duplication here, either seasons 3-10 of Doctor in the House or the additional shows.

It looks like IMDB does have them separately:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063895/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066648/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068065/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070984/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072492/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078602/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101083/

Episodeworld grouped them together:
http://www.episodeworld.com/show/Doctor_In_The_House

TV.com grouped them together:
http://www.tv.com/shows/doctor-in-the-house/episodes/

TVGuide lists them separately:
https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/doctor- ... es/200949/

Epguides list them separately:
http://epguides.com/DoctorintheHouse/

I'd rather have one series than 7 but if not I can live with it.

Many thanks
Equinox
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:31 am

Hi there,

Since this is an ITV show, and a very old one, I suggest you email their Archive ([email protected]). They can say whether this is one programme consisting of ten series or seven discrete programmes — and their answer will, of course, be considered an official source. They respond very quickly in my experience.

Once you've heard back from them, post the correspondence here and we can do what needs to be done.

PS: The new version of the site, which is due to go live soon, will include support for season names (in addition to numbers) — which might solve the issue you brought up with the search.
rutski
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Thanks, email sent :)
rutski
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:13 am

email just received

We consider these to be seven separate shows.

Thanks
Stuart
Equinox
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:32 am

rutski wrote:email just received

We consider these to be seven separate shows.

Thanks
Stuart
Great!
Can you upload a screenshot?
rutski
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:53 am

Equinox
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am

Thanks.
Would you like to go over the individual series before I delete seasons 3 through 10 of Doctor in the House? Most of them are completely without air dates:
Doctor in Charge (2 seasons, 43 episodes)
Doctor On The Go (2 seasons, 26 episodes)
Doctor Down Under (one season, 13 episodes)
Doctor At The Top (one season, 7 episodes)
rutski
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 pm

I'll get on it :)
Equinox
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:55 am

rutski wrote:I'll get on it :)
Any progress on this? If you're working on it, please let me know when I can delete seasons 3 through 10 of Doctor in the House.
rutski
Posts: 128
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:14 am

I'll update you shortly

Working my way through appx 1000 shows at the moment and I'm not that far from finishing.
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