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


    Hashtag Mashup City

    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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