Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.
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Hugh Bonneville ...  Ian Fletcher 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Monica Dolan ...  Tracey Pritchard 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jessica Hynes ...  Siobhan Sharpe 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Sarah Parish ...  Anna Rampton 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Hugh Skinner ...  Will Humphries 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Nina Sosanya ...  Lucy Freeman 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jason Watkins ...  Simon Harwood 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Bailey ...  Jack Patterson 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Ophelia Lovibond ...  Izzy Gould 14 episodes, 2014-2017
David Tennant ...  Narrator 14 episodes, 2014-2017
David Westhead ...  Neil Reid 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Ivan Gonzalez Ivan Gonzalez ...  Jerry Guildencrantz 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Rufus Jones ...  David Wilkes 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Max Olesker Max Olesker ...  Ben Rosenstern 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Daniel Ings ...  Matt Taverner 8 episodes, 2014-2017
Alex Beckett Alex Beckett ...  Barney Lumsden 7 episodes, 2014-2017
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Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

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19 March 2014 (UK) See more »

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BBC fixar det See more »

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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. See more »

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Spun-off from Twenty Twelve (2011) See more »

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Very funny. Is it just me?
21 April 2014 | by droopsnoutSee all my reviews

I suspect that some of the reviews here have been made by people who are perhaps too close to the BBC, or are amongst a significant section of the British population who regard the licence fee as the wrong way to fund the Corporation.

I didn't see "Twenty Twelve" (but have just ordered the DVDs of Series 1 & 2), and in fact have only managed to see the first two episodes of "W1A". That clearly leaves me open to criticism for reviewing a series I haven't fully seen. On the other hand, it meant that I had no particular expectations before I viewed.

What I did see I found to be hugely funny - certainly one of the most wryly observed and succinctly written comedies of recent years.

Yes, I am sure that what it portrays is desperately close to reality! And indeed, that is what makes it all the funnier. The characters are, of course, caricatures with little depth, but in a light-hearted series of just four episodes, I doubt we would be expecting serious character development, especially when some of them speak the same (or similar) lines in every episode.

As a Brit who loves the BBC, despite its weaknesses and failings, and who thinks the licence fee is truly excellent value for money, I admire the organisation all the more for its willingness to have the mickey taken in this way.

Reading the other reviews, you might think that there was little to laugh at in this short series. Far from it. I very rarely laugh out loud, but this had me chortling more than most.


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