Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was a follow on from the television show Twenty Twelve which was based around the Olympics and focuses on the BBC – W1A

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.-IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 seasons

Characters:

Hugh Bonneville – Ian Fletcher

Monica Dolan – Tracey Pritchard

Jessica Hynes – Siobhan Sharpe

Sarah Parish – Anna Rampton

Hugh Skinner – Will Humphries

Nina Sosanya – Lucy Freeman

Jason Watkins – Simon Harwood

Jonathan Bailey – Jack Patterson

Ophelia Lovibond – Izzy Gould

David Tennant – Narrator

Trivia

  • The W1A theme tune was originally used for Johnny Morris’ series “Animal Magic”.
  • The meeting room “Frankie Howerd”, used for many of the meetings in the show and featuring a large black and white photo of Howerd, is named after Frankie Howerd, OBE (1917-1992) an English comedian and comic actor whose career spanned six decades known for directly addressing the camera and catchphrases such as “Oooh, no missus” and “Titter ye not”.
  • The show’s creator John Morton announced at a preview screening for the third series that series three of W1A was likely to be the final one made.
  • 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.

Classic Clips

The Way Ahead Meeting

When The Problem Is You Don’t Know What To Do

Losing the Letters B,B and C

Goodbye, BBC. Hello BBC ME