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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2014 - 2020
  • 14 episodes (3 series)

Spin-off from Twenty Twelve in which Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe now find themselves working for the BBC. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Jason Watkins, Monica Dolan, Hugh Skinner and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 4

A national paper publishes a story on how Ian took Sally Owen, his PA at the Olympic Deliverance Commission, on holiday to Italy.

Preview clips

Further details

W1A. Barney Lumsden (Alex Beckett). Copyright: BBC

A national paper has not only published details of Ian Fletcher's salary but followed up with a story of how he took Sally Owen, his PA at the Olympic Deliverance Commission, on holiday to Italy. So the BBC can either stand by their man or get him to pre-empt potential criticism by persuading him to cut his own salary.

Meanwhile, a female Newsnight presenter has been accused of wearing clothes that are inappropriately watchable. When her legs get their own Twitter account there is a feeling something should be done about it.

Flagship series Britain's Tastiest Village has lost all three of the big name presenters who were attached to do the show - so the search continues. And brand consultant Siobhan Sharpe and her team unveil their barnstorming idea for a new BBC logo.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th April 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th January 2015 10:00pm BBC2
Monday 14th March 2016 1:15am W
Monday 14th March 2016 10:40pm W
Friday 21st October 2016 12:20am W
Friday 10th February 2017 12:00am W
Tuesday 29th August 2017 12:55am W
Friday 15th September 2017 2:30am W
Wednesday 20th September 2017 1:30am W
Friday 7th September 2018 9:45pm London Live
Thursday 1st August 2019 9:45pm London Live

Cast & crew

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
David Westhead Neil Reid
Rufus Jones David Wilkes
Ophelia Lovibond Izzy Gould
Jonathan Bailey Jack Patterson
Max Olesker Ben Rosenstern
Ivan Gonzalez Jerry Guildencrantz
Alex Beckett Barney Lumsden
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Elizabeth Berrington Elaine Pearson (HR Manager)
Olivia Colman Sally
Matt Addis Journalist
Amani Johara Indira Sahni (Newsnight Presenter)
Justin Edwards Mark Stephenson (Newsnight Editor)
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


Losing the letters B, B and C

Siobhan and Barney present the results of Perfect Curve's re-brand of the BBC.

Featuring: Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood) & Alex Beckett (Barney Lumsden).

The exact figure

Elaine Pearson talks Ian through some of the advantages of cutting his current salary.

Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard) & Elizabeth Berrington (Elaine Pearson).

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