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.

W1A. Image shows from L to R: Coco Lomax (Sara Pascoe), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Jens Smit (Kåre Conradi), Barney Lumsden (Alex Beckett), Karl Marx (Joel Fry). Copyright: BBC.

Series 3, Episode 1

It is the year of charter renewal and a critical time for the BBC. The renewal group under head of values Ian Fletcher is tasked with identifying what the BBC does best and finding more ways of doing less of it better.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 18th September 2017
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
Sara Pascoe Coco Lomax
Alex Beckett Barney Lumsden
Joel Fry Karl Marx
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Daniel Ings Matt Taverner (Comedy Drama Exec)
Ben Batt Ryan Chelford
Kåre Conradi Jens Smit
Derek Riddell Clive Cook
Maggie Service Hotel Receptionist
Will Sharpe Michael Chung
Gary Lineker Self
Alan Shearer Self
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Chris May 1st Assistant Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Robin Hill Editor
Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Natalie Willis Costume Designer
Ben Wheeler Director of Photography
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer

Video

Goodbye, BBC. Hello, BBC ME

Siobhan Sharpe, BBC's Head of Brand, has come in to present a 'Hello Present' from PR Giant FUN Media. Despite Siobhan's enthusiasm, they struggle to grasp the novelty of 'BBC ME'.

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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