Highbrow dramas and earnest documentaries are often held up as mirrors but shrewd historians know to look at comedy.Libby Purves, The Times, 31st May 2021
Cast members of BBC media satire W1A have reconvened on Twitter to mock the recent news that BBC staff at New Broadcasting House have to wear "social distance proximity devices" to ensure social distancing that beeps if they come too close to their colleagues.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 11th January 2021
"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
Jason Watkins also returned as Director of Strategic Governance.Radio Times, 12th November 2018
W1A's Controller of News and Current Affairs, Neil Reid, has revealed his worst decision ever made.
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