UK PREMIERE: W1A Series 2 Episode 1 Details

As we confirmed earlier this week, comedy series W1A will be returning to BBC Two with four brand new episodes, starting with an hour long special on Thursday 23rd April at 9pm. David Tennant is back as the narrator of the spoof documentary which stars Hugh Bonneville as the BBC's Head of Values Ian Fletcher and Jessica Hynes as PR and Head of Brand Siobhan Sharpe. W1A is created for the BBC by the team behind the award-winning Twenty Twelve.

The BBC have now published a synopsis for the first episode of the new series:

Series 2, Episode 1
Thursday 23rd April, 9pm BST

One year on and Head of Values Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) has finally got his own office. He and the team have a new set of challenges to rise to, including the impending Royal visit of HRH The Prince of Wales. The question is, which of the management team will get to shake the royal hand?

Head of BBC Brand Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) and her team at Perfect Curve have been tasked with giving a makeover to the BBC coverage of Wimbledon following rumours of a bid from a rival broadcaster. Her response is a brand mashup to end all brand mashups.

Meanwhile, over on the creative frontline, Entertainment Format Producer David Wilkes (Rufus Jones) is trying to come up with the next big Factual Entertainment series after Britain’s Tastiest Village failed to fly. He’s got the title - Up Town, Down Town - he just hasn’t got a show, or a cast.

Finally, intern Will Humphries' (Hugh Skinner) security pass won’t let him into the building: is it a technical problem or something more significant?


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