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 4

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

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


    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
    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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