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


BBC Two sitcom about BBC management. 14 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2020. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Jason Watkins, Monica Dolan and others.

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Lockdown Special - Initial Lockdown Meeting

"Will, when you upload this remember to click 'Private'."

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th May 2020
5 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Hugh Bonneville Ian Fletcher
Jason Watkins Simon Harwood
Monica Dolan Tracey Pritchard
Sarah Parish Anna Rampton
David Westhead Neil Reid
Writing team
John Morton Writer


W1A. Image shows from L to R: Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish), Tracey Pritchard (Monica Dolan), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Simon Harwood (Jason Watkins), Neil Reid (David Westhead). Copyright: BBC.


W1A: Initial Lockdown Meeting review

"Every problem is a solution waiting to happen," Hugh Bonneville says as he reprises his role as the BBC's head of values, Ian Fletcher. And right now he tells four other characters from the satirical sitcom W1A in a mock-Zoom meeting to determine the corporation's lockdown strategy. "We are looking at one of the biggest solutions any of us have ever seen."

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 21st May 2020