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Episode 2

W1A, Series 1 Episode 2 of 4

BBC Head of Values Ian Fletcher has only been in the job a few weeks and already finds himself at the centre of a media storm.

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'. As he journeys North to Salford for his first big interview in the job - live on air with Jenni Murray on Woman's Hour - he finds himself unhelpfully joined by brand consultant Siobhan Sharpe, who is in serious tweeting mode.

Meanwhile, things are getting complicated for the Britain's Tastiest Village production team. Having wooed and won Carol Vorderman as Clare Balding's replacement to co-present with Alan Titchmarsh, they have discovered at the very last minute that Clare Balding is unexpectedly available and she is keen to do the show. The problem is that no-one has told Clare that they were moving on and she unhelpfully turns up for her first production meeting at the same time as Carol Vorderman is leaving.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Jan 2015 22:00


Role Contributor
Ian FletcherHugh Bonneville
Siobhan SharpeJessica Hynes
Simon HarwoodJason Watkins
Tracey PritchardMonica Dolan
Will HumphriesHugh Skinner
Lucy FreemanNina Sosanya
Anna RamptonSarah Parish
David WilkesRufus Jones
NarratorDavid Tennant
HerselfJenni Murray
HerselfCarol Vorderman
HerselfClare Balding
Jack PattersonJonathan Bailey
Ben RosensternMax Olesker
Jerry GuildencrantzIvan Gonzalez
ReporterNyasha Hatendi
Woman's Hour B.A.Nadia Kamil
ProducerPaul Schlesinger
DirectorJohn Morton
WriterJohn Morton

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