The new series of W1A will be its last

Award-winning comedy W1A returns to our screens next week, with the programme about the inner-workings of the BBC debuting on Monday 18th September at 9pm, on BBC One. But enjoy it: for its writer has cautioned that it’s set to be the last run of the show. Writer John Morton confirmed this to the Radio … >

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‘W1A’ is returning to BBC Two for a third season

It’s been confirmed today that W1A will be back for a brand new season later this year. Written and directed by creator John Morton, six new 30-minute episodes will begin filming next month. The official synopsis reads: “The BBC’s Head of Values, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), is once again throwing open the revolving doors to New Broadcasting … >

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‘W1A’ Season 2 Episode 1 review

W1A, the trailers tell us: it’s not just a postcode; it’s a state of mind. They’re not wrong. Most of the pre-publicity for the BBC satire-sitcom has, inevitably, focused on the inclusion of a prescient storyline involving a Mr J. Clarkson (of which more later). But, in truth, W1A is more than just a game … >

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‘W1A’ return date confirmed for Season 2

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 … >

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‘W1A’ Episode 4 review

And so, after just four episodes (*glares at the BBC*), the brilliant first series of W1A has come to an end. Well, of sorts. And look who returned! This week, the fall-out from Ian Fletcher’s salary revelation has left the BBC execs with a conundrum – how to deal with an employee who reportedly, and … >

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‘W1A’ Episode 3 review

The new BBC Head of Values, Ian Fletcher, comes under scrutiny in the latest episode of BBC Two’s new sitcom satirising the very corporation that produces it. Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), finds his own integrity questioned, due to his exorbitant salary despite his own sincere beliefs in the BBC; such as his … >

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‘W1A’ Episode 2 review

Carol Vorderman and Clare Balding battle it out to host the new BBC show Britain’s Tastiest Village as the W1A team realise they may have made slight error when Twitter raises its head. The ramifications from last week’s episode kick us off as the new BBC Head of Values Ian Fletcher, played by Downton Abbey’s … >

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‘W1A’: Episode 1 review

The team behind BBC Two’s fantastic Olympics sitcom Twenty Twelve are back with another satirical swipe at the modern world, and this time the BBC is in their sights. Well, it’s not solely the BBC under attack here. Like writer/director John Morton’s previous series, which didn’t attack the Olympics, W1A lampoons administration and management. Or, … >

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Trailer for ‘Twenty Twelve’ sequel ‘W1A’

BBC Two has released a trailer for W1A, the upcoming follow-up series to Olympics comedy Twenty Twelve. With the London Games of Twenty Twelve successfully delivered, W1A follows former Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), at the start of a new chapter of his life as Head of Values at the BBC, … >

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