Template:Cite episode

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{{Cite episode}} is for citing television or radio programs and episodes. The only required field is title. While it is principally designed and documented for serial, episodic broadcasts, an example is provided below of adaptation to a sporting event broadcast.

Usage

All fields must be in lowercase. The only required field is "title". Copy a blank version to use:

Horizontal format

Full version (copy and paste text below and delete parameters you don't need)
{{Cite episode |title= |episodelink= |url= |series= |serieslink= |credits= |network= |station= |city= |airdate= |began= |ended= |season= |seriesno= |number= |minutes= |transcript= |transcripturl= |quote=}}
{{Cite episode |title= |episodelink= |series= |serieslink= |credits= |network= |station= |airdate= |season= |seriesno= |number= |minutes= |quote=}}

Vertical format

{{Cite episode
 |title = 
 |episodelink = 
 |url = 
 |series = 
 |serieslink = 
 |credits = 
 |network = 
 |station = 
 |city = 
 |airdate = 
 |began = 
 |ended = 
 |season = 
 |seriesno = 
 |number = 
 |minutes = 
 |transcript = 
 |transcripturl = 
 |quote = 
}}

Fields

Wikilinks

Most fields can be wikilinked (ie. network = [[network article|network name]]), but should generally only be linked to an existing Wikipedia article. Any wikilinked field must not contain any brackets apart from normal round brackets () — don't use <>[]{}.

Parameters

Description

  • title: The title of the program or episode being cited.
    • episodelink: The title of a Wikipedia article about this episode. Do not link this yourself, it will be linked by the template. Remember that you can use section names here if the only relevant material in Wikipedia is a section of a larger article such as an episode list.
    • url: May be used to provide an external link if no article exists in Wikipedia.
  • series: The name of the series the episode belongs to.
    • serieslink: The title of a Wikipedia article about the series. As with episodelink, do not link this yourself. If the citation is being used in the article about the series itself, this call is not necessary and will in fact create improper formatting
  • credits: Writers, directors, performers, producers, etc.
  • writers: Deprecated, do not use. The scriptwriter(s), appends after credits.
  • network: The network the episode was aired on. (ex. ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Disney, USA Network)
    • station: Call letters of the local station (if any).
    • city: City of the local station (if any) or network.
  • airdate: Full date the program or episode aired.
    • OR began: Full date the first part of the program or episode aired.
    • AND ended: Full date the last part of the program or episode aired.
  • season, number: Many episodic shows are identified by separate season and episode numbers. Alternately, some shows prefer the format of a single episode number that includes the season within it; this format can be used by omitting the season field. Can only be used if the seriesno attribute is blank.
  • seriesno, number: Alternative parameter for British shows where each year's run is typically referred to as a series and not a season. Can only be used if the season attribute is blank.
  • minutes: Used only when there is a need for citing a specific event that happens at a particular time within the episode. Roughly analogous to page number.
  • transcript: Specifies that the source was a transcript, rather than its original airing
    • OR transcripturl: Identifies the URL of a transcript for the source.
  • quote: Used only when there is a need for citing a specific event that happens in particular sentence within the episode.

Syntax (for the technical-minded)

Nested fields either rely on their parent fields, or replace them:

  • parent
    • child — may be used with parent (and is ignored if parent is not used)
    • OR: child2 — may be used instead of parent (and is ignored if parent is used)

Example of use for non-episodic broadcasts

A made-up example, with comments in italics annotating the adaptation:

<ref name="BBCPres2008">{{Cite episode
| title = BBC-TV Presents: The 2008 World Snooker Championship Live at The Crucible no wikilinking; see next field
| episodelink = BBC Snooker World Championship coverage (2008) Wikipedia article name (don't [[link]] it), or...
| url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/path/to/filename.html if no WP article; mutually exclusive with "episodelink"
| series = Wide World of Snooker if telecast is part of a regular series/show
| serieslink = Wide World of Snooker (tv show) Wikipedia article name, not external link
| credits = Presenters: Dennis Taylor and Clive Everton
| network = BBC
| station = BBC Two
| city = Sheffield, Englandin a live broadcast case like this, the locale is important
| airdate = 2008-04-27 air date (of the cited segment, if multi-day)
| minutes = 2:34 if you can cite a better-than-approximate time into the program
| transcripturl= http://URL to e-transcript or online video, if available
}}</ref>

"BBC-TV Presents: The 2008 World Snooker Championship Live at The Crucible". Presenters: Dennis Taylor and Clive Everton. Wide World of Snooker. BBC. BBC Two, Sheffield, England. 2008-04-27. 2:34 minutes in.