W1a

January 2019
30:00

Season 3, Episode 2

3.0 1 x
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. Host Gary Lineker and pundit Alan Shearer were literally lost for words.
31:00

Season 3, Episode 1

4.0 1 x
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.
June 2018
31:00

Season 2, Episode 5

3.0 42 x
It's all change on the corporate merry-go-round. In his new role as senior executive, Primetime Factuality, consistently lucky David Wilkes needs to flesh out the programme idea behind One Big Family.
31:00

Season 2, Episode 4

4.0 11 x
Former head of output Anna Rampton has been crowned director of better. No-one is clear what the job entails, but one thing is certain - whatever it is, the concept of better needs to be announced to the world at large.
30:00

Season 2, Episode 3

3.0 17 x
Ian Fletcher returns as Head of Values, perfecting his problem-creating (and occasionally solving) abilities. Surrounded by a coterie of incompetents, it's down to Ian to steer the BBC ship through increasingly choppy waters.
32:00

Season 2, Episode 2

4.0 17 x
Anna Rampton, head of output, thinks she knows all about better and goes for the top job armed with format producer David Wilkes's idea - Family Face-Off, which Lucy Freeman reworks into something almost broadcastable.
May 2018
31:00

Season 2, Episode 1

4.0 25 x
Welcome back to the world of W1A, where every meeting is a Damage Limitation Meeting & the first item on the agenda is always Jeremy Clarkson. Ian Fletcher returns as Head of Values, perfecting his problem-creating abilities.
31:00

Season 1, Episode 4

3.0 23 x
A national paper has not only published details of Ian Fletcher's salary but followed up with a story of how he took his former PA, to Italy. The BBC decide to pre-empt criticism by persuading him to cut his own salary.
28:00

Season 1, Episode 3

3.0 5 x
A month into his job, Ian is still trying to find somewhere to sit. But there are more important issues to get to grips with - not least the director general's desire to shape the debate as to what the BBC is really for.
30:00

Season 1, Episode 2

4.0 15 x
Spotlight South West presenter Sally Wingate believes she has been discriminated against because of her age and so Ian is on a mission to take the sting out of what has become known as 'Wingategate'.
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