W1A. Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Two sitcom about BBC management. 14 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Jason Watkins, Monica Dolan and others.

Series 1, Episode 2

Ian's mission to take the sting out of what is now being referred to as 'Wingategate' continues.

Further details

W1A. Image shows from L to R: Clare Balding, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Copyright: BBC.

Ian's journeys north to Salford for his first big interview in the job with Jenni Murray on Woman's Hour, where he faces tough questions around the BBC's apparent ageism and sexism regarding the appointment of female presenters.

Meanwhile things are getting complicated for the Britain's Tastiest Village production team - having wooed and won Carol Vorderman as Clare Balding's replacement to co-present the show with Alan Titchmarsh (voted the world's sexiest man after George Clooney), they have discovered at the very last minute that Clare Balding is available after all (the How Big Is Your Dog dates have changed yet again).

All the confusion leads to Ian being sent mixed messages about who will actually be presenting, but it's not like he's live on Woman's Hour or anything...

The problem is that no one has told Clare that they were moving on and she unhelpfully turns up for her first production meeting at the same time as Carol Vorderman is leaving.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 26th March 2014
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Hugh Bonneville Ian Fletcher
Jessica Hynes Siobhan Sharpe
Jason Watkins Simon Harwood
Monica Dolan Tracey Pritchard
Hugh Skinner Will Humphries
Nina Sosanya Lucy Freeman
Sarah Parish Anna Rampton
Rufus Jones David Wilkes
Ophelia Lovibond Izzy Gould
Jonathan Bailey Jack Patterson
Max Olesker Ben Rosenstern
Ivan Gonzalez Jerry Guildencrantz
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Nyasha Hatendi Reporter
Nadia Kamil Woman's Hour B.A.
Carol Vorderman Self
Clare Balding Self
Jenni Murray Self
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Robin Hill Editor
Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer


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Siobhan is totally cool with Ian's reluctance to embrace the secrets of social media.

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Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard).


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