Unable to schedule programmes currently showing

Often I'll find myself watching something when I wish to record the entire series, however you'll get the error "Error, cannot record programme which has already started showing or occurred in the past."

I understand that the webui can't schedule a recording for a currently showing programme but this isn't what I ask for, instead can't it still be possible to schedule a series recording?
I've been banging on about being able to do this for years (well over a year anyway) with no luck. There are a couple of links HERE and HERE, I think it should be possible to do this by simply adding the Series ID to the Remote Scheduling AUTO feature