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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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,940


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Series 3, Episode 4

W1A. Image shows from L to R: Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes). Copyright: BBC
The damage limitation team under Ian Fletcher is under huge pressure to limit the damage of announcing the end of the BBC Big Swing Band.

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Further details

Following on from an item on BBC Breakfast about plans to close the BBC Big Swing Band, the damage limitation team under Ian Fletcher is under huge pressure to limit the damage. Meanwhile, the campaign to launch new online platform BBC Me continues and ex-intern Will Humphries is still standing at his station in reception trying to persuade passing celebrities to record themselves saying 'me' into his phone.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th October 2017
30 minutes

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
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Laurence Howarth Adam Brady (Staff Trainer)
Priyanga Burford Faiza Raja
Ben Ashenden AFM
Laura Checkley Paramedic
Sophie Raworth Self
Brian Cox Self
Hugh Grant 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
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Natalie Willis Costume Designer
Ben Wheeler Director of Photography
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer
Chris May 1st Assistant Director


We haven't got a plan A

Time runs out and Ian is left to pick up the pieces after a very unproductive meeting.

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), David Tennant & Ben Ashenden (AFM).

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