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.

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Series 2, Episode 1

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

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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

Thursday 23rd April 2015
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26th April 2015 10:30pm BBC2
Wednesday 15th February 2017 12:00am W
Tuesday 29th August 2017 1:35am W
Tuesday 25th September 2018 1:35am W
Friday 19th October 2018 12:00am W

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
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


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).


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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