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 2, Episode 4

On the verge of leaving the BBC, Lucy has been persuaded to take on a new job as Head of Inclusivity.

Further details

W1A. Sadiq Iqbal (Amit Shah). Copyright: BBC.

It's all change on the corporate merry-go-round. In his new role as Senior Executive, Primetime Factuality, consistently lucky David Wilkes needs to flesh out the programme idea behind One Big Family. Not having any ideas himself he turns for inspiration to Izzy Gould in her new role as development producer.

On the verge of leaving the BBC, Lucy has been persuaded to take on a new job as Head of Inclusivity. One of her first jobs is to head up discussions on the Way Ahead Task Force around inclusivity targets - targets which become increasingly important to hit with Charter renewal just around the corner and an imminent meeting of the Cross Parliamentary Cultural Inclusion Action Watch Dog Group at Westminster.

Enter fearless Siobhan Sharpe whose idea of viralizing Muslim BBC Weather presenter Sadiq Iqbal looks like keeping the watchdogs happy. But Sadiq seems more interested in his colleague News Anchor Azia Zamani than in becoming a national icon.

As ever, it's down to Head of Values Ian Fletcher to try and steer the BBC ship through increasingly choppy waters.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th May 2015
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
    Shelley Conn Azia Zamani
    Amit Shah Sadiq Iqbal
    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


    Arriving in tandem

    Will, Ian and Simon arrive at Broadcasting House at the same time.

    Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Hugh Skinner (Will Humphries).

    Mega dramatic

    The Way Ahead Task Force tackle with the subject of Inclusivity at the BBC.

    Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard), Nina Sosanya (Lucy Freeman), David Westhead (Neil Reid), Shelley Conn (Azia Zamani), Amit Shah (Sadiq Iqbal).


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