W1A – 2014

Hailed by critics as brilliant and way ahead of it’s time, W1A was the hit BBC sitcom that ran for fourteen episodes over three series between 2014 and 2017.

W1A of course is the part of the BBC postcode.  The series itself was the follow up to Twenty Twelve, a sitcom of a similar vein that followed the BBC’s London Olympics coverage.  In fact two of the cast members for Twenty Three reprised their roles for W1A.

Summary

The series revolves around Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, who has now has a new job as the Head of Values at the BBC.

The purpose of his job is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future.

The series deals with the everyday events at the corporation, and how the team deal with these. Such events include the arrival of Prince Charles, problems surrounding a new programme entitled Britain’s Tastiest Village, as well as media scrutiny of Ian Fletcher’s salary.

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Cast

Hugh Bonnevile
Jessica Hynes
Sarah Parish
Jason Watkins
Monica Dolan
Nina Sosanya
Rufus Jones
Hugh Skinner

Narrated By

David Tennant

Details

Channel: BBC2
Written And Directed By: John Morton
Original Transmission Dates: 19th March 2014 – 23rd October 2017

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