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
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
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
- 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.
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