W1A

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Twenty Twelve spin-off in which Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe now find themselves working for the BBC

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2014  (BBC Two)
Episodes:
4 (1 series)
Starring:
Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Jason Watkins, Monica Dolan, Hugh Skinner, Nina Sosanya, Sarah Parish, David Westhead, Rufus Jones, Ophelia Lovibond, Jonathan Bailey
Writers:
John Morton
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Ian Fletcher, the ex Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, takes up his next big job - the Head of Values at the BBC.

His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future, in particular for Licence Fee Renegotiation and Charter Renewal in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Reith was then; this is now.

The post is sold to Ian as a chance to influence and shape one of the great British institutions. His job is to think Big Thoughts, but it doesn't him take long to realise that not only does he not have time to think Big Thoughts, he never has time to think any thoughts at all.

Although not a direct sequel to Twenty Twelve (W1A features new situations and new characters) the show does share some of its DNA, including Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), the PR guru behind the Olympics, and her team.

W1A. Image shows from L to R: Simon Harwood (Jason Watkins), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Tracey Pritchard (Monica Dolan), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Will Humphries (Hugh Skinner), Lucy Freeman (Nina Sosanya), Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.