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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W1A: Why this final series might be the best yet.

I'm just a little upset that this is the final series as, from what I've seen, W1A is arguably the BBC funniest comedy that's currently on screen and I'm just wondering if the reason its leaving the screens is because of Morton's ability to spoof the company that's actually in charge of recommissioning his brilliant sitcom.

Matt, The Custard TV, 19th September 2017

John Morton: W1A - Nothing worthwhile is easy

John Morton, writer and director of W1A, discusses how he came to set his sights on the BBC for the hit series, and how he tried to avoid writing a follow-up to Twenty Twelve.

John Morton, BBC, 18th September 2017

Preview - W1A

Reports claim that the new series of W1A may be the last one, so this might be the last time we get to enjoy Hugh Bonneville as Ian Fletcher.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 18th September 2017

Brilliant. Exactly. The merciless spoof of the Beeb by the Beeb is back for a new series. It's the year of Charter renewal and the perfect excuse for a round of meetings in which the art of saying nothing at length is spun out with semantic ingenuity by the scriptwriters. Meanwhile, Siobhan's Perfect Curve group has been bought out by Dutch group Fun Media. Not entirely sure about the sub-plot about a footballing cross-dresser, however.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 18th September 2017

W1A series three preview

There are moments in W1A that are almost too agonising to watch. The circuitous meetings of the BBC's directionless yet ironically named Way Ahead group so accurately replicate the prevarications of real corporate life that you can feel the knuckle-gnawing frustration from your own sofa.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 18th September 2017

The idiocy of Siobhan Sharpe has infected office life

If you work in an office where the walls are made of glass and where brightly coloured, comfy "break-out" areas outnumber actual desks (by which I mean, if you work in the media), chances are you'll have come across a Siobhan Sharpe.

Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph, 18th September 2017

Like the BBC W1A series 3 is easier to admire than love

"How about a BBC News forecast app? Like the weather forecast but with emojis. Each day, it'll be, like, Italy: smiley face. Syria: droopy mouth. Russia: angry face." Unfold your Brompton bike because W1A (BBC Two) was back for a third series of self-reflexive BBC satire and management gobbledegook.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 18th September 2017

Hugh Bonneville interview

"If you are in the creative arts you're not allowed an opinion". The W1A star on the BBC, Donald Trump, and cleaning loos as a teenager.

Radio Times, 18th September 2017

Preview: W1A Series 3

Writer John Morton's skill is to come up with a fine-tuned series that exquisitely satirises the BBC and broadcasting in particular but also a certain kind of modern workplace management culture in general.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th September 2017

The 20 most nonsensical quotes from the W1A team

Here are some of the most hilarious (and baffling) examples of office wisdom...

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 15th September 2017

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