Finally clips. Clips were a later addition to the PIPs model and describing them is hard. Importantly they are not (as the name might suggest) necessarily bits clipped from full length episodes. Although they might be. They might also be a trailer for an episode, a trailer for a series, a recap of a series, a best-bits highlight package of a series, additional footage or outtakes from an episode or something else entirely. It’s maybe best to think of them as meta-programmes; “programmes” about programmes. In some way.

From the data model point of view clips are pretty much identical to episodes. They have all the same attributes and also have at least one, sometimes many versions. The only real difference is that a clip can belong directly to an episode or a series or a brand, unlike episodes which can only belong to a series or a brand. And not another episode. Obviously.

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