‘W1A’ return date confirmed for Season 2

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The second season of Twenty Twelve spin-off W1A will begin later this month.

The award-winning mockumentary comedy about the BBC returns with a one-hour special at 9pm on Thursday 23 April on BBC Two.

> Order Season 1 on DVD on Amazon.

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, commented last year: “There’s an all-too-painful yet comedic delight in John [Morton]’s ability to pick away at the scab of modern corporate piffle and bureaucratic absurdity. We can’t wait to see what dysfunctional madness lies ahead for Ian Fletcher and colleagues in this sly fiction.”

W1A launched on BBC Two last March.

One year on and Head of Values Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) has finally got his own office. He and the team have a new set of challenges to rise to, including the impending Royal visit of HRH The Prince of Wales. The question is, which of the management team will get to shake the royal hand?

Head of BBC Brand Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) and her team at Perfect Curve have been tasked with giving a makeover to the BBC coverage of Wimbledon following rumours of a bid from a rival broadcaster. Her response is a brand mashup to end all brand mashups.

Meanwhile, over on the creative frontline, Entertainment Format Producer David Wilkes (Rufus Jones) is trying to come up with the next big Factual Entertainment series after Britain’s Tastiest Village failed to fly. He’s got the title – Up Town, Down Town – he just hasn’t got a show, or a cast.

Finally, intern Will Humphries’ (Hugh Skinner) security pass won’t let him into the building: is it a technical problem or something more significant?

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