Tonight sees the fifth episode of W1A series 3. To coincide with the penultimate episode is the release of this third series on DVD and even better, series 1-3 get a great box set.
W1A Series 3 saw the return of David Tennant as the narrator with his dry and mocking voice. Also returning to the satirical show was Hugh Bonneville as Head of Values Ian Fletcher and Jessica Hynes as Siobhan Sharpe. They are joined by Sarah Parish (Anna Rampton), Jason Watkins (Simon Harwood), Nina Sosanya (Lucy Freeman) and Ophelia Lovibond (Izzy Gould), Monica Dolan (Tracey Pritchard), Hugh Skinner (Will Humphries), David Westhead (Neil Reid), Rufus Jones (David Wilkes) and Jonathan Bailey (Jack Patterson).
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About W1A Series 3
It is the year of charter renewal and a critical time for the BBC. The renewal group under head of values Ian Fletcher is tasked with identifying what the BBC does best and finding more ways of doing less of it better.
A new challenge comes in the shape of a Channel 4 documentary about a cross-dressing ex Premier League footballer Ryan Chelford, which alleges that the BBC rejected Ryan as a potential pundit on Match of the Day because of his unconventional private life. The fact is he was auditioned and it turned out he was not very good. In the face of a huge groundswell of public support for Ryan Chelford and the need for the BBC to appear inclusive, Ian and his team have to find a presenting role for Ryan while not forcing the hand of the BBC’s flagship sports show.
Over in the Perfect Curve PR office, things have changed. They have been bought by media giant Fun Media, who are keen to come up with new ideas for their BBC account. Siobhan Sharpe is equally keen to take credit for the result of their latest brainstorming – the idea for a new online platform called BBC Me – a new home for user-generated content. After all, according to Siobhan, conventional television is dead.
Meanwhile, newly promoted junior development producer Will Humphries’s idea for a new interview format On Your Bike is in danger of being appropriated by commissioning editor daytime factuality David Wilkes and pitched to the head of TV output as The Great British Bike Off.
W1A, named after the London postal code for the New BBC Central building is commissioned by Patrick Holland, Channel Editor, BBC Two and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, W1A is written and directed by John Morton for BBC Studios. The executive producer is Jon Plowman, the producer is Paul Schlesinger.