UK PREMIERE: W1A Series 2 Episode 2 Airs Tonight On BBC Two
The second episode of the new series of W1A can be seen on BBC Two tonight from 10pm BST. The comedy follow up to Twenty Twelve sees former Olympic head of deliverance Ian Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville, in his new job as the BBC's Head of Values. Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya also star and David Tennant provides a dry narration.
W1A - Episode 2
BBC Two, 10pm
This episode of the award-winning W1A sees a game of management musical chairs with the advertising of a new and important role - namely, the head of better.
Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish), head of output, thinks she knows all about better and goes for the top job armed with the latest of entertainment-format producer David Wilkes's (Rufus Jones) ideas - Family Face-Off, which Lucy Freeman (Nina Sosanya) reworks into something almost broadcastable. Meanwhile, generic head of comedy and/or drama Matt Taverner (Daniel Ings) continues to tinker unhelpfully with Home Truth, Lucy's passion drama project.
Top of the agenda for the damage limitation team this week are rumours that Newsnight anchor Evan Davis is to be a contestant in the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing - news that doesn't go down well with head of news and current affairs Neil Reid (David Westhead), who is less than happy that the main presenter of the BBC's flagship (and arguably only) current affairs programme will be seen 'anywhere near sequins'.
Things get more complicated when it transpires that BBC brand consultant Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) is behind this latest move for Evan. It falls to Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) as head of BBC values and arch-limiter of damage to find an elegant solution to the problem.
Meanwhile, ex-intern Will Humphries (Hugh Skinner), recently appointed PA to the head of values, makes life more difficult for Izzy (Ophelia Lovibond), the object of his desire. He accidentally hijacks her computer software while showing off his newly acquired training on the BBC's foolproof software Syncapatico.