How to cite an episode of a TV show in Harvard

Harvard TV show episode citation

To cite an episode of a TV show in a reference entry in Harvard style include the following elements:

  1. Title of episode: Give the episode number.
  2. Year of broadcast: Give the year in round brackets.
  3. Title of the TV show: Give the show title in italics.
  4. Series number: Give the series number.
  5. Episode number: Give the episode number.
  6. Channel: Give the channel of transmission.
  7. Day and month of broadcast : Give the day and month of broadcast.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of an episode of a TV show in Harvard style:

'Title of episode' (Year of broadcast) Title of the TV show, Series Series number, episode Episode number. Channel, Day and month of broadcast .

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Harvard style guidelines in action:


An episode of a popular TV show by HBO

'Lord Snow' (2011) Game of Thrones, Series 1, episode 3. HBO, 1 May.

An episode of a comedy TV show aired in ABC

'When Good Kids Go Bad' (2012) Modern Family, Series 3, episode 2. ABC, 21 September.

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