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

W1A

BBC Two sitcom about BBC management. 14 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2020. 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

Date
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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

Videos

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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