AUSTRALIA: W1A Season 3 Narrated By David Tennant Premieres Tonight On BBC First
The third season of the award winning UK sitcom W1A comes to Australia tonight as the first two episodes premiere on BBC First. Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes return to the roles of Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharp in the spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary which follows the fictional management team tasked with steering the BBCthrough the choppy waters of charter renewal. The six episode series was written and directed by John Morton and the cast also includes Jason Watkins, Nina Sosanya, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Parish, Jonathan Bailey, Hugh Skinner and Monica Dolan, while David Tennant resumes his voiceover duties.
The series launches with the first two episodes airing from 9.20pm
9.20pm - Episode 1
It is the year of charter renewal and a critical time for the BBC. The renewal group under head of values Ian Fletcher is tasked with identifying what the BBC does best and finding more ways of doing less of it better. Complications arise when cross-dressing ex-Premier League footballer Ryan Chelford alleges that the BBC rejected him as a pundit on Match of the Day because of his unconventional private life. Meanwhile PR guru Siobhan Sharpe is pushing a new online platform called BBC Me, a home for user-generated content, and David Wilkes appears to be appropriating former intern Will’s idea for a new format called On Your Bike.
9.55pm - Episode 2
Cross-dressing ex-Premier League footballer Ryan Chelford's appearance on a late-night, midweek edition of Match of the Day did not go well, leaving the BBC under pressure to find an on-screen role for him as quickly as possible. To complicate matters, Fiona Craig, the senior civil servant with responsibility for charter renewal negotiations, is visiting the BBC to see what a normal day in the life of the corporation looks like. Meanwhile, the campaign to launch user-generated content platform BBC Me gathers pace.