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: Simon Harwood (Jason Watkins), David Wilkes (Rufus Jones), Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish), Neil Reid (David Westhead), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Copyright: BBC.

Series 3, Episode 5

The renewal group has to respond to rumours that Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is about to leave the BBC.

Further details

The renewal group has to respond to rumours that Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is about to leave the BBC for a rival broadcaster. Ex-intern Will's attempts to get a celebrity face to help launch BBC Me, the new online platform, have come back to bite him and the BBC. Head of news Neil Reid is asked to see whether his main news presenters would consider doubling up and presenting the weather forecast as well.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 16th October 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
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Daniel Ings Matt Taverner (Comedy Drama Exec)
Kae Alexander Receptionist
Raquel Cassidy Tasmin Howard
Dominic Mafham Tony Dixon
Hugh Grant Self
Claudia Winkleman 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

Claudia Winkleman is leaving Strictly

Siobhan Sharpe briefs the team as news spreads that Claudia Winkleman may leave the BBC.

Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard), Nina Sosanya (Lucy Freeman), Sarah Parish (Anna Rampton), David Westhead (Neil Reid), Daniel Ings (Matt Taverner).

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