British Comedy Guide

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.

Press Clippings

The 20 best TV comedies of 2017

Here - in no particular order - are the 20 best shows from 2017.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 11th December 2017

Euan Ferguson's best television of 2017

Includes Motherland, Car Share and W1A, while flops include The Nightly Show.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 10th December 2017

W1A News boss Neil Reid on his worst decision ever

W1A's Controller of News and Current Affairs, Neil Reid, has revealed his worst decision ever made.

The TV character, played by actor David Westhead, joined presenter Simon McCoy on the BBC News Channel to mark its 20th anniversary

Simon McCoy, BBC, 10th November 2017

Was the BBC Me debacle a fitting end?

Was this bittersweet finale the right way for W1A to bow out? At least according to those following along on Twitter, the answer was definitely yes (no, exactly).

Justin Harp, Digital Spy, 24th October 2017

W1A, Series 3 Finale, BBC Two review

If we were expected to relate to the characters on an emotional level, it was too little, too late - in truth we barely know them.

Barney Harsent, The Arts Desk, 24th October 2017

Will Humphries is the best character in W1A

Hugh Skinner's bumbling mess of an intern will be sorely missed when the BBC comedy ends this Monday.

Radio Times, 23rd October 2017

John Morton on ending W1A

This current series of the BBC comedy about itself is almost certainly going to be the last - and the writer has his heart set on a very different project next.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 20th October 2017

W1A, episode 3 review

Three series in, this one-time funny sitcom is just irritating.

Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph, 2nd October 2017

A note to the writers of W1A; having your characters spitting out the words "yeah", "no", "right" or, in poor Sarah Parish's case, "yes exactly" over and over and over again in staccato fashion is neither witty or endearing. Rather, it's migraine-inducingly irritating, maddening beyond all reason and it makes consuming the show a gruelling, mirthless chore. This week, if you're willing to chew through it, the renewal team discuss the BBC's orchestras.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 2nd October 2017

BBC presenter 'annoyed' that W1A got rescheduled in NI

Opening his Radio Foyle show yesterday, Sean Coyle said he had been excited to find out the programme would be on BBC2 on Monday evening - only to tune in to see Cumhacht an Cheoil on the small screen instead.

Jonathan Bell, Belfast Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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