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About W1A & Episode Guides

About W1A & Episode Guides

W1A Premiered on BBC Two on  March 19, 2014

About the Show:
The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Hugh BonnevilleIan Fletcher
Jessica HynesSiobhan Sharpe
Sarah ParishAnna Rampton
Jason WatkinsSimon Harwood
Monica DolanTracey Pritchard
Nina SosanyaLucy Freeman
Rufus JonesDavid Wilkes
Hugh SkinnerWill Humphries

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Season 1

Episode 1: (Mar/19/2014)
Ian struggles to find somewhere to sit in the new BBC building as it's been designed with no desks. Nigel Trescott makes a complaint that Cornwall is been under-represented by the BBC and a local news presenter gets involved in the scandal as well. A PR company suggests getting Sally to do something on a high profile BBC show to stop some of the damage. Producer Lucy Freeman has a new idea for a show. Whilst the office copes with losing Clare Balding to ITV.

Episode 2: (Mar/26/2014)
Ian has his first big interview with Jenni Murray on Women's hour were he faces tough questions about sexism and agism. Clare Balding is now available again to co-present with Alan Titchmarsh, but her replacement has already been found in Carol Vorderman.

Episode 3: (Apr/02/2014)
Ian is still struggling to find his place at the corporation as head of output Anna Rampton moves 'Songs of Praise' to radio to free up a primetime slot for her own new show. Ian's salary comes under scrutiny from the press. Siobhan and her team are asked to refresh the BBC logo.

Episode 4: (Apr/09/2014)
Siobhan and her team unveil ideas for the new logo. Ian's salary is published in a national paper, leaving the BBC to decide whether to just keep him on, or for him to decidedly make their decision and take a pay cut. All three presenters of 'Britain's Tastiest Village' have now dropped out, so the search continues.