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

W1A

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

Series 2, Episode 1

A one hour special marks the return of the award winning comedy about the BBC.

Further details

W1A. Image shows from L to R: Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Tracey Pritchard (Monica Dolan), Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish). Copyright: BBC.

One year on and Head of Values Ian Fletcher has finally got his own office. He and the team have a new set of challenges to rise to, including the impending Royal visit of HRH Prince Charles. The question is, which of the management team will get to shake the royal hand?

Head of BBC Brand Siobhan Sharpe and her team at Perfect Curve have been tasked with giving a makeover to the BBC coverage of Wimbledon following rumours of a bid from a rival broadcaster. Her response is a brand mash up to end all brand mashups.

Meanwhile over on the creative frontline, Entertainment Format Producer David Wilkes is trying to come up with the next big Factual Entertainment series after Britain's Tastiest Village failed to fly. He's got the title - Up Town, Down Town - he just hasn't got a show, or a cast.

Finally, intern Will Humphries's security pass won't let him into the building. Is it a technical problem or something more significant?

W1A. Image shows from L to R: Jack Patterson (Jonathan Bailey), Will Humphries (Hugh Skinner), Izzy Gould (Ophelia Lovibond), Lucy Freeman (Nina Sosanya), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Neil Reid (David Westhead), David Wilkes (Rufus Jones), Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish), Simon Harwood (Jason Watkins), Tracey Pritchard (Monica Dolan). Copyright: BBC.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 23rd April 2015
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

    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
    Sara Pascoe Coco Lomax
    Alex Beckett Barney Lumsden
    Joel Fry Karl Marx
    David Tennant Narrator
    Guest cast
    Tom Basden Dan Shepherd (New Writer)
    Daniel Ings Matt Taverner (Comedy Drama Exec)
    Andrew Brooke Dave Green
    Asim Chaudhry Security Guard (NBH)
    Sophie Fletcher Alice
    Dan Mersh Man in Broadcasting House
    Marcus Onilude Security Guard (OBH)
    Samuel West Richard Cartwright (Clarence House Head of Hidden Security)
    Clare Willie (as Clare Wille) Camilla (Prince Charles's Private Relations Secretary)
    Matt Baker Self
    Alex Jones 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

    Videos

    Series 2 Trailer

    What you're looking at here is a brand mash-up. Apparently.

    Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard), David Westhead (Neil Reid), Max Olesker (Ben Rosenstern), Ivan Gonzalez (Jerry Guildencrantz).

    Suspicious object in the Plaza

    A bag in the plaza causes a security alert, but Ian suspects that is it owned by Siobhan.

    Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard), Sarah Parish (Anna Rampton), Andrew Brooke (Dave Green).

    Britain's Top Family

    Following the failure of Britain's Tastiest Village, David proposes some new BBC formats.

    Featuring: Sarah Parish (Anna Rampton), Rufus Jones (David Wilkes).

    Peanut

    Siobhan Sharpe kicks off some brainstorming about Wimbledon. What's not to get?

    Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard), Sarah Parish (Anna Rampton), David Westhead (Neil Reid), Max Olesker (Ben Rosenstern), Ivan Gonzalez (Jerry Guildencrantz).

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