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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Hugh Bonneville interview

Hugh Bonneville on BBC sitcom, Downton Abbey movie and selfies.

James Rampton, The Independent, 13th September 2017

New W1A series could be its last

The upcoming third series of W1A is likely to be the sitcom's last, writer John Morton has revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 12th September 2017

W1A Series 3 set to start filming

The BBC has confirmed via a comical press release that sitcom W1A is to return for a third series. Filming starts in February.

British Comedy Guide, 25th January 2017

W1A Series 3 to be filmed in February 2017

Series 3 of BBC sitcom W1A is to begin filming in February 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 11th November 2016

Mrs Brown's Boys named best sitcom since 2000

Mrs Brown's Boys has come top of the Radio Times poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2016

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Can Perfect Curve save the Beeb?

As W1A prepares for season 3, the show's creator needs to tread carefully.

Matthew Bell, Royal Television Society, 16th February 2016

BBC3's new logo has taken some branding tips from W1A

BBC Three has unveiled a new logo - basically some Roman numerals mashed with an exclamation mark - and we can't help but feel it looks a bit familiar. Namely, it closely resembles a redesign of a logo created in BBC parody W1A, pitched to the Corporation by Jessica Hynes' nightmarish Head of Brand Siobhan Sharpe.

Huw Fullerton, Radio Times, 4th January 2016

Radio Times review

Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015, #36:

TV continued to eat itself in 2015, as the BBC's satire on the BBC returned for a second, hilarious series. It was certainly bold. A month after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked by the Beeb, the first episode dealt with the Top Gear furore by portraying the Corporation as having banned Clarkson's name. Elsewhere, it was business as usual as marketing speak and the BBC's own talent for creating nebulous job titles were skewered with rapier wit. Hugh Bonneville headed the cast as Head of Values Ian Fletcher, but the ensemble was so strong that all should be praised equally.

David Crawford, Radio Times, 27th December 2015

BBC planning new series of W1A

The BBC is set to commission a third series of W1A, the show which is a satire on the corporation's management.

British Comedy Guide, 13th October 2015

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