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The iconic BBC show will make its comeback 7 years after the final series

TV programme: W1A with Jessica Hynes as Siobhan Sharpe and Hugh Bonneville as Ian Fletcher.  W1A BBC.jpg
W1A is set to return to our screens (Photo: BBC PICTURE ARCHIVES)

The mockumentary W1A is set to return to our screens after seven years.

The first iteration of the BBC show came in the form of the London 2012 Olympics comedy lampoon, Twenty Twenty, which featured Ian Fletcher – played by Hugh Bonneville – a management official responsible for overseeing preparations of the event.

He was joined by PR executive Siobhan Sharpe, played by Jessica Hynes, as they worked together to untangle mess after mess, which were often the result of their own mistakes.

Then came the follow-up in W1A, which saw former Olympic head of deliverance Ian working as the BBC’s head of values.

W1A, written by John Morton, aired from 2014 for three years, with its final episode released in October 2017.

Today, actress Sarah Parish – who appeared as chief bully Anna Rampton in the beloved series – revealed another series is being written, although she doesn’t would not appear there.

Program Name: W1A - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 5) - Picture Shows: LR Anna Rampton (SARAH PARISH), Siobhan Sharpe (JESSICA HYNES), Ian Fletcher (HUGH BONNEVILLE), Tracey Pritchard ( MONICA DOLAN), David Wilkes (RUFUS JONES) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
The BBC mockumentary was last broadcast in 2017 (Photo: BBC/Jack Barnes)
Program name: W1A 2 - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Image series: Anna Rampton (SARAH PARISH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
Sarah Parish – who played Anna Rampton in the series – revealed the news (Photo: BBC/Jack Barnes)

“John Morton, the writer, is so brilliant and so fabulous at nailing the intricacies of the horror of working in such a large institution, but he did it brilliantly,” she said on the That podcast Gaby Roslin, adding: “It was a joyful thing to be in there.

She continued: “It’s being written, I think – maybe I’m speaking wrongly, I don’t know. So Ian Fletcher will continue.

“And I thought Siobhan could probably go with him because wherever Ian goes, Siobhan goes too and does all her PR very badly.

“So I hope that these two characters will be reborn again in another series.”

The Industry star added: “I won’t be taking part in it.”

Looking back on filming the mockumentary, the Trolled actor fondly recalls: “Most of the BBC staff thought we were making a documentary, they didn’t find it funny at all.

“We were just living their everyday lives. »

Last year, actors Hugh and Jason Watkins momentarily returned to the role of their W1A characters to mock the BBC’s decision to remove Gary Lineker from Match Of The Day following a tweet in which the expert criticized the government’s immigration policy.

Izzy Gould, Jack Patterson, Will Humphries
The show aired for three years (Photo: BBC/Jack Barnes)

The Downton Abbey star tweeted Jason as Ian, discussing his proposed plans for Match Of The Day with Jason’s Simon, suggesting Lord Alan Sugar or former Prime Minister Boris Johnson could step in as the experts withdrew.

“Well no, yes, everything is perfectly under control: Alan Sugar will present (Match of the Day) and if Ian Wright ends up playing hooky, (BBC chairman), Richard Sharp says Boris Johnson will replace £800,000 ; Paddington movie star Hugh tweeted.

“So everything is fine.”

After former Arsenal footballer and pundit Wright withdrew from Match of the Day, closely followed by former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer, The Crown actor Watkins has responded.

“Yes, no, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, Ian,” he tweeted.

“I mean, you’ll know how you want to handle this, but Timmy is sweating a little because (did you know?) Boris is asking for the 800,000 PER SHOW. He knows less about football than he does about throwing a party. And Alan supports Spurs!

“Ah now no yes, it’s gnarly, isn’t it? Shearer also goes behind the bike shed now. Said HE won’t make (Match of the Day) (Hates being left out!)’

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