BBC Comedy W1A Series 3 Begins Filming Next Month

The award-winning spoof documentary series W1A is set to return to BBC Two later this year, the BBC confirms today. Hugh Bonneville is back as Ian Fletcher, the BBC's Head of Values and the institution once again throws open the revolving doors to New Broadcasting House to allow in the cameras. 

Hugh will be joined by other familiar cast members Jessica Hynes as Siobhan Sharpe, Sarah Parish as Anna Rampton. Jason Watkins as Simon Harwood, Monica Dolan as Tracey Pritchard and Nina Sosanya as Lucy Freeman. There is no confirmation yet that David Tennant will return to narrate the series, but as he performed those duties on both previous series of W1A and its predecessor Twenty Twelve it is highly likely that he too will be back. 

W1A, Series 3
The cameras will be following Ian and his team during and post Charter Renewal, reacting to the BBC’s new mission statement of doing More Of Less, which as Head of Output Anna Rampton describes as being about "putting what we do best front and centre and about identifying better ways of doing less of it more".

Ian Fletcher says: "We are lucky to have the cameras back at an exciting time for the BBC. In a period where we're looking to identify as many Creative Efficiency Opportunities as possible we've been faced with some tough choices, but the good news about that is that in lots of ways tough choices are actually easier than easy choices because there are fewer options to choose from so that's all good.”

The six part series is written and directed by John Morton for BBC Studios.