Couldn't find the current episodes on iplayer so not sure if they have these categories available, but that will be limited anyway.

Tried IMDB - they have an episode list but no info other than title

Tried the tvdb, but unsurprisingly not there.

Wikipedia provides a list however with a lot of info.

Not your categories tho, so it would be a manual exercise to import the list into a spreadsheet and add a category column, wouldn't think it would take more than an hour with this info as you know how you want to categorise them. Then use the titles and categories from that list with some awk/sed wizardry (or other renaming program if you have one)  to effect the changes to the filenames.

I'm assuming that you aren't Windows but if you are, have a look at "advanced renamer", there may be an extension to extract info from the relevant audio files and if you're lucky then the category is in there but hidden. Takes a couple of hours to wrap your head around the advanced options and test, but I have used this for my photography files for years as I prefer the primary info to be in the file name. I still use other tools to organise but...

Once you've done it, consider uploading to the Wiki or IMDB.

Good luck.

On 05/07/2022 09:42, Budge wrote:
I have been listening to IOT for years and have these downloads saved for use locally. Through time the BBC have delivered these programmes in slightly different formats and I believe they are now also available from an archive as podcasts, but I already have my own archive, albeit in various formats.

My problem is that in the beginning the downloads were filtered, I think by BBC but possibly by my filters long ago, into five categories according to subject.  The categories were Culture, History, Philosophy, Religion and Science.  This seems to have stopped around 2012, possible due to BBC format changes and since then they have all been saved in my system as "Unsorted" and for a while these were also numbered but are no longer, possibly due to changes in my own GiP setup over the years.

I am reluctant to download them all again so am posting a request for help please to curate these files and sort the unsorted programmes into the original categories.  Is this possible and if so how please?  All help much appreciated as it has been a while since I worked on GiP.

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