0 2 mins 10 yrs

New comedy ‘W1A’ plans to, “clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC.”


© BBC/Jack Barnes

An early picture of new BBC Two comedy, W1A has been released revealing a first look at the new team.

Written by Twenty Twelve writer John Morton, the 4-part series, although not a sequel – does share some of its DNA with Twenty Twelve. Hugh Bonneville is reprising his role of Ian Fletcher, ex Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, taking up his next big job – the (fictional) Head of Values at the BBC. Jessica Hynes also returns as we follow the progress of Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), PR guru behind the Twenty Twelve Olympics. W1A however, features all new situations and new characters.

The picture (above) shows from L-R: Simon Harwood (Jason Watkins), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Tracey Pritchard (Monica Dolan), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Will Humphries (Hugh Skinner), Lucy Freeman (Nina Sosanya), Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish).

W1A will air on BBc Two later in the year.