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W1A 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2014–2017)
Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.
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Hugh Bonneville ...  Ian Fletcher 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Monica Dolan ...  Tracey Pritchard 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jessica Hynes ...  Siobhan Sharpe 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Sarah Parish ...  Anna Rampton 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Hugh Skinner ...  Will Humphries 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Nina Sosanya ...  Lucy Freeman 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jason Watkins ...  Simon Harwood 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Bailey ...  Jack Patterson 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Ophelia Lovibond ...  Izzy Gould 14 episodes, 2014-2017
David Tennant ...  Narrator 14 episodes, 2014-2017
David Westhead ...  Neil Reid 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Ivan Gonzalez Ivan Gonzalez ...  Jerry Guildencrantz 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Rufus Jones ...  David Wilkes 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Max Olesker Max Olesker ...  Ben Rosenstern 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Daniel Ings ...  Matt Taverner 8 episodes, 2014-2017
Alex Beckett Alex Beckett ...  Barney Lumsden 7 episodes, 2014-2017
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Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

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19 March 2014 (UK) See more »

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BBC fixar det See more »

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16:9 HD
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W1A is the first part of the post code (zip code in the US) of the former BBC broadcasting centre. The full code W1A 4WW is no longer in use. See more »

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biting an accurate comedy
17 April 2014 | by tlloydesqSee all my reviews

This is a very well observed comedy. The setting for the programme is the BBC but it could be any big company. Ian Fletcher of 2012 fame joins the BBC as its head of values. Being the new boy in town he struggles with the entrenched working practices. Senior management float from meeting to meeting without making any decisions which they leave to their subordinates who were are too busy to attend.

The PR company who got it completely wrong in 2012 are invited back to keep us amused in W1A. It struck me after watching it that people under 30 have spent most of their lives with the internet and cable TV. Hence Perfect Curve's take on the BBC logo is probably closer to truth than fiction.

A few stories run through the programme and mostly serve to make Ian's life a nightmare. It would be interesting to watch this without the commentary and to see how events pan out without an introduction to every scene.

As to whether the publicly owned BBC should be making a programme satirising themselves: that is open to question. You have to imagine that Broadcasting House is not as badly appointed as portrayed. But, as noted above, anyone who has worked for a big company will raise a wry smile at some of the goings on.


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