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.

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Jeremy Clarkson hasn't left BBC: he's mentioned in W1A

The controversial Top Gear presenter will be one of the main talking points in the second series of BBC satire W1A due to air next month, although he will not be appearing in person.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 13th March 2015

Newsnight's Evan Davis to cameo on W1A

Evan Davis has been spotted shooting a cameo for the second series of W1A.

Jamie Harris, Digital Spy, 13th February 2015

BBC security correspondent sets sights on W1A cameo

Frank Gardner is to follow in the footsteps of Clare Balding, Carol Vorderman and Alan Yentob by appearing in the mockumentary.

Tara Conlan, The Guardian, 10th February 2015

W1A series 2 starts filming at BBC HQ

Filming for the second series of comedy W1A kicked off this morning at BBC's headquarters Broadcasting House in London.

Radio Times, 29th January 2015

Sarah Parish talks about W1A

You might think working on a spoof documentary about the BBC would be a bundle of laughs - but according to Sarah Parish, the mood on set at Twenty Twelve sequel W1A was more akin to a dentist's waiting room...

Huw Fullerton, Radio Times, 6th October 2014

W1A series two: what we know so far

Wimbledon could go to Sky, Prince Charles will visit the BBC, and, yes... there will be trouble ahead!

Susanna Lazarus, Radio Times, 3rd October 2014

Splash! and Tumble are too far fetched for W1A

John Morton: "If I had been writing that in a draft for a script before it happened, I would have thought, 'No, who are you kidding?'"

Susanna Lazarus, Radio Times, 20th September 2014

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A, the sitcom which mocks the BBC's management culture, is to return for a second series in 2015.

British Comedy Guide, 15th September 2014

Some may have been put off by what could be perceived as media in-jokes, but the follow-up to Olympic committee mockumentary Twenty Twelve was as sharply satirical as its predecessor, resurrecting the grotesque PR Siobhan (Jessica Hynes) and baffled "head of values" Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) and transplanting them to the BBC. In poking fun at ridiculous bureaucratic tangles, W1A found a quietly subversive voice. Plus, it made it impossible to take a folding bike seriously ever again.

The Guardian, 7th July 2014

John Lloyd: BBC satire W1A was 'appallingly truthful'

"I called Jon Plowman [the producer] to tell him how brilliant W1A was but also how painful it is to see something so appallingly truthful, not only at the BBC but in general. Painfully funny, too. It's so embarrassing you want to cry."

David Stephenson, The Daily Express, 18th May 2014

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