The last ever episode of W1A airs tonight on BBC Two in the UK, as the third series of the spoof documentary series set in the BBC itself draws to a close. David Tennant provides a wry narration as Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) and their fellow executives and creatives try to steer the corporation towards charter renewal. Series creator John Morton has indicated that this will be the last series of the award-winning comedy.
Watch W1A tonight on BBC Two from 10pm. BBC Two in Northern Ireland will show the episode on Friday from 10pm.
Key broadcasting talent Claudia Winkleman is close to signing a deal which would keep her at the BBC. She is set to present On Your Bike but the deal is jeopardised with the revelation that an almost identical format has been developed and offered to Amanda Holden. How can the damage limitation group limit the damage?
In the wake of a potentially very expensive lawsuit against the BBC, Izzy volunteers to take the flak and is summoned to the director general's office.
Meanwhile, the official launch of BBC Me, the new online platform for user-generated content, is nearing the final furlong, but with the disappearance of several senior executive posts, including head of values and director of better, it is not clear who will be leading the charge to the finish line.
Other cast includes Sarah Parish, Nina Sosanya, Jason Watkins, Monica Dolan, Hugh Skinner, Ophelia Lovibond and Jonathan Bailey. W1A is written and directed by John Morton.