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An episode is a narrative unit within a larger dramatic work or documentary production, such as a series intended for radio, television or on-line consumption. Episode derives from the Greek term ( grc|ἐπεισόδιον / ''epeisodion''), meaning the material contained between two songs or odes in a Greek tragedy. It is abbreviated as ''ep'' (''plural'' eps). An episode is a coherent narrative unit within a larger dramatic work. It is frequently used to describe units of television or radio series that are broadcast separately in order to form one longer series. An episode is to a sequence as a chapter is to a book. Modern series episodes typically last 20 to 50 minutes in length. Episode even can be a part of specific subject such as, episode of life or episode of drama.


See also


* List of most-watched television episodes


References


Category:Ancient Greek theatre Category:Narrative units Category:Television terminology {{tv-stub