A spin-off from the BAFTA best comedy series awardee Twenty Twelve, W1A is a hilarious parody of the daily bump and grind at the BBC, including Prince Charles’ arrival, complications that sprung up involving one its newer shows, and the customary office politics. The name of the show is culled from the BBC head office’s postcode prefix, W1A 1AA


The show stars Ian Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville, a high-level executive, whose job at the BBC is to structure and restructure, and uphold the company’s core purpose across all levels, including ensuring that it is future-proof.

Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes are also the same actors who played their respective characters from the original Twenty Twelve. Also reprising their former roles as Siobhan Sharpe’s (Jessica Hynes) team are Barney Lumsden (Alex Beckett), Coco Lomax (Sara Pascoe), and Karl Marx (Joel Fry).

The rest of the characters are new, as created by the show’s writer/director John Morton.


The show first aired on BBC Two, March 19th, 2014 which ended after almost a month it first came out. Fans of the hit show rejoiced after BBC announced the show’s return on the latter part of April, 2015.


On a radio show that aired on the 14th of May, 2015 writer/director John Morton was quoted as saying that series three is very likely to air either late this year or by Spring, 2016. Morton also mentioned the renewal of BBC’s charter will the main focus of the upcoming season.



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