C#: Tagging an object to a listview item and retrieving it

This page suggests the tag can be referenced  to any object

Can someone explain how to retrieve the properties of that object on selecting the listview item?

I get
Error      CS0029      Cannot implicitly convert type 'System.Windows.Forms.ListViewItem' to 'ClassName.Episode'      TVDB

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//  build listview have accessed / created episode

                                    ListViewItem item = new ListViewItem();
                                    item.Text = fName;
                                    item.Tag = episode;

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        private void listView1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
            int i = listView1.SelectedIndices[0];
            string fName = listView1.Items[i].Text;

            Episode episode = listView1.Items[i];  // errors here

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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Episode episode = listView1.Items[i];

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Episode episode = listView1.Items[i].Tag;

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ps.  You might need to cast the object specifically
Episode episode = (Episode)(listView1.Items[i].Tag);

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trevor1940Author Commented:
Thanx Andy

I did have to cast the object
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