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With the London games of Twenty Twelve successfully delivered, W1A follows former Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) at the start of a new chapter of his life as Head of Values at the BBC, a key and very specific senior new post which has been created in the light of recent learning opportunities at the corporation Ianâs task as Head of Values is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future. Upon arrival Ian feels that there is something very exciting about the BBC and that he is now at the centre of something genuinely important. The really exciting thing is to think that part of his job is to try to establish where that centre is and also exactly what it is in the centre of. However Ian will not be alone, as he is joined by a number of other BBC colleagues who are already there as well as by Brand Consultant Siobhan Sharpe from PR Company Perfect Curve (Jessica Hynes)- an expert in all aspects of communications theory except in how to apply any of them. Comedy from the team behind the BAFTA award-winning Twenty twelve.

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Genres Comedy
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 22 May 2015
Main languages English

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By robinh on 27 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
Obviously I haven't seen the DVD which hasn't been released, but I saw the all too short series on TV. This was an hilarious piss take on the BBC, a real delight. Superbly realised, written and delivered by great acting. The characters are wonderful. It would even be funny with the sound turned off. I do hope we get a series two and . . . . .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N Leach on 28 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
I watched all 4 episodes on a long flight and annoyed everyone around me by constantly laughing out loud. Absolute genius and will become a classic alongside The Office. The BBC should be applauded for their suicidal bravery if it's even semi close to reality and I look forward to seeing 'Lord Tony' in the second series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Nielsen on 11 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
Ian Fletcher is back, this time at the BBC. He is now incharge of handling and promoting values. Sounds easy enough but values are difficult subject and potentially fraught with disaster. At a place like the BBC it's only a matter of time before Ian is up to his neck in misery usually caused by others. His staf is of course not much use and neither are the reinforcemnts, pr Company Perfect Curve, who have been forced upon Ian to help and advise. Unfortunately for Ian they have appointed Siobhan Sharpe to handle the prestigious BBC account. She used to cause Chaos for Ian when he was in charge of the London Olympics in 2012, and she can be relied on to add miles to the depth and Width to whatever hole Ian finds himself trapped in. The stories are well written and extremely fun to watch. We have all been in similar situations with similar people so it is easy to relate to the poor Ian, who somehow always seems to stay calm and optimistic. If you like first class British comedy you will want this series. Get 2012 while you are at it and get to know Ian and Siobhan. You will not be disappointed. For those of us who know Ian and Siobhan from 2012 this is a wonderfull opportunity to see these old friends.
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Format: DVD
After the brilliant Twenty Twelve, I thought we had seen the last of Ian Flectcher but thank goodness they brought him back. The character is an absolute delight. Hugh Bonnerville has a unrivaled knack for looking baffeled by the goings on in the heart of the BBC and thats where the true comedy lies. One thing I always enjoy is the comedy comes from words and situations. It doesnt rely on slapstick and "Cut Away Gags" like so many comedies seem to these days. So glad series 2 has been confirmed. Hopefully it will be extended to 6 episode or more as I simply cant get enough.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Huck Flynn VINE VOICE on 7 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
Well done BBC. I'm convinced there is more than a little accuracy in the depictions of political correctness, PR, HR, career building, jealousy, mind numbing bureaucracy, and creative and cultural confusion that goes on within the Corporation. That it can still laugh at itself is a refreshing relief. Bonneville is absolutely brilliant, even better that the TwentyTwelve series which was hilarious but often excessively ridiculous. We share his frustration at the absurdities or corporate culture with its trendy buzzwords and incompetent colleagues with ridiculous meaningless job titles and the pointlessly unproductive meetings. I'm glad the series was short as i think it would strain itself to extend to many more shows but it will be a long time until i forget the sight of Alan Yentob and Salman Rushdie arm wrestling. Top rate so that's all good then !
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