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Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. With the London games successfully delivered, Ian Fletcher starts a new chapter in his life as head of values at the BBC.

With the London games of Twenty Twelve successfully delivered, Ian Fletcher starts a new chapter in his life as head of values at the BBC. Ian's first challenge on arriving at New Broadcasting House, on his brand new and much-improved folding bike, is to find somewhere to sit in a building aggressively over-designed around the principle of not having a desk.

Ian finds himself holding the hottest of hot potatoes when Mebyan Kernow activist Nigel Trescott complains that Cornwall, and the Cornish, are shamefully under-represented on the BBC. Things get worse when BBC Spotlight South West presenter Sally Wingate goes public with her feeling that her failure to progress to a national presenting role might be part of the BBC's institutionally anti-Cornish bias. Ideas of how best to limit the damage lead to PR company Perfect Curve's Siobhan Sharpe suggesting Sally should do something on Snog, Marry, Avoid or some kind of Bake Off.

Meanwhile, producer Lucy Freeman is having meetings with head of output Anna Rampton and entertainment format creative David Wilkes about a forthcoming new flagship show - Britain's Tastiest Village - which, according to David, is 'kind of Britain's Got Talent meets Countryfile with a bit of The One Show thrown in just in case'. Anna wants a progress report and there's good news and bad news. They've virtually got Alan Titchmarsh on board now, but the very bad news is that it looks like they've lost Clare Balding - 'words you never ever want to hear' - as the dates of How Big Is Your Dog, a new show she's doing for ITV, have changed at the last minute.

30 minutes

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Tue 6 Jan 2015 22:00

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Role Contributor
Ian Fletcher Hugh Bonneville
Siobhan Sharpe Jessica Hynes
Simon Harwood Jason Watkins
Tracey Pritchard Monica Dolan
Will Humphries Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman Nina Sosanya
Anna Rampton Sarah Parish
Neil Reid David Westhead
Narrator David Tennant
Herself Carol Vorderman
David Wilkes Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould Ophelia Lovibond
Jack Patterson Jonathan Bailey
Ben Rosenstern Max Olesker
Jerry Guildencrantz Ivan Gonzalez
Nigel Trescott Simon Greenall
Sally Wingate Karen Ascoe
Adam Brady Laurence Howarth
Waiter Emil Lager
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Director John Morton
Writer John Morton


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