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David Tennant narrates W1A

W1A is a BBC Two series which is narrated by David Tennant and written by John Morton who also wrote Twenty Twelve.

W1A follows on from the highly successful Olympic's preparations comedy satire Twenty Twelve which starred Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Olivia Colman and was also narrated by David Tennant.

W1A (named after the BBC Broadcasting House postcode) again stars Hugh Bonneville as Ian Fletcher but this time he is Head of Values. Jessica Hynes appears as Siobhan Sharpe Brand BBC Consultant, Sarah Parrish as Anna Rampton Head of Output and Nina Sosanya as producer Lucy Freeman.

David Tennant is the comic narrator in the same style as he did for Twenty Twelve.

The first series of W1A started on Wednesday 19th March 2014 on BBC Two at 10pm.

The description of the series is:
'Ian Fletcher's task as Head of Values is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future.

Upon arrival, Ian feels that there is something very exciting about the BBC and that he is now at the centre of something genuinely important. The really exciting thing is to think that part of his job is to try to establish where that centre is and also exactly what it is in the centre of.'

A second series was filmed from January 2015 and was broadcast from Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 9pm on BBC Two.

A DVD of both series of W1A was released on DVD in the UK on Monday 18th May.

Synopsis of episode one of Series One of W1A
Synopsis of episode two of Series One of W1A
Synopsis of episode three of Series One of W1A
Synopsis of episode four of Series One of W1A

Synopsis of episode one of Series Two of W1A
Synopsis of episode two of Series Two of W1A
Synopsis of episode three of Series Two of W1A
Synopsis of episode four of Series Two of W1A

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July 2015
BBC Canada has a W1A Series One mini marathon today. Updated 12/7

June 2015
David Tennant, Broadchurch and W1A are short listed in the TV Choice Awards 2015. Voting continues until midnight on Friday 10th July. Updated 30/6

Unfortunately W1A did not win the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 for Comedy tonight as The Trip To Italy won instead. Updated 7/6

South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 are announced tonight. W1A has been nominated for the Comedy Award. Updated 7/6

May 2015
David Tennant, Broadchurch, Doctor Who and W1A are nominated in the TV Choice Awards longlist.
David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Award (for Broadchurch), Broadchurch has been nominated for the Best Drama Series Award and W1A is in the list for the Best Comedy Show Award.
Also Olivia Colman is nominated for the Best Actress Award for Broadchurch and Doctor Who for the Best Family Drama Award.
This round of the awards is open until midnight on Friday 5th June. Updated 19/5

W1A Series One and Two are released on DVD today in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Updated 18/5

Episode one of the second series of W1A is on BBC Canada tonight. Updated 15/5

Episode four of the second series of W1A premieres on BBC Two tonight at 10pm. Updated 14/5

Jessica Hynes won the Best Female Performance In A Comedy Award at BAFTA last night for W1A.
During the BAFTA ceremony a short clip of Broadchurch was shown in a montage of some of the greatest television moments of the past year. Updated 11/5

Episode four of the first series of W1A is on BBC Canada tonight. Updated 8/5

Episode three of the second series of W1A premieres on BBC Two at 10pm tonight. Updated 7/5

Episode three of first series of W1A is on BBC Canada tonight. Updated 1/5

April 2015
A new W1A video (with David Tennant narration) from episode two has been posted to YouTube. Updated 30/4

Episode two of the second series of W1A premieres on BBC Two tonight at 10pm. Updated 30/4

A clip from the episode two of Series Two of W1A (featuring narration by David Tennant) has been posted to YouTube. Updated 29/4

The first series of W1A starts broadcast on BBC Canada tonight. Updated 24/4

Daily Mail has a 4 star review of W1A amd uses the phrase 'David Tennantís voiceover hitting the mark perfectly.' Updated 24/4

Daily Mail has a 4 star review of W1A amd uses the phrase 'David Tennantís voiceover hitting the mark perfectly.' Updated 24/4

BBC has posted a new clip from W1A (with a brief David Tennant narration). Updated 23/4

The second series of W1A starts on BBC Two at 9pm tonight with a one hour special. That link includes two videos. Updated 23/4

The first series of W1A will be shown on BBC Canada from Friday. Updated 20/4

The Independent gives W1A a 4 star review including 'David Tennant's droll narration.' Updated 14/4

The Guardian has info about the changes in David Tennant's lines in W1A due to the Jeremy Clarkson issue. Updated 14/4

The first series of the David Tennant narrated comedy W1A has been nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award 2015 it was announced today. Updated 10/4

The second series of W1A starts on BBC Two on Thursday 23rd April with a one hour special. Updated 9/4

Hugh Bonnerville has been nominated for the BAFTA Male Performance In A Comedy Programme Award and Jessica Hynes for the BAFTA Female Performance In A Comedy Programme Award both for W1A. Updated 8/4

March 2015
The Guardian posts confirmation David Tennant will narrate the second series of W1A.
The series starts in April and the first episode will be an hour long. Updated 27/3

The first series of W1A will be released on DVD in the UK on Monday 25th May. Updated 24/3

The David Tennant narrated W1A won the Best Comedy / Entertainment Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards today. Updated 13/3

The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards are announced at lunchtime today. The David Tennant narrated W1A is nominated for the Best Comedy/ Entertainment Award. Updated 13/3

February 2015
The David Tennant narrated W1A has been nominated for Best Comedy/ Entertainment Award in the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Updated 12/2

January 2015
The new series of W1A has started filming today at Broadcasting House (David Tennant narrated the last series). Updated 29/1

October 2014
David Tennant, The Escape Artist and W1A have been nominated in National Television Awards 2015 longlist. Updated 14/10

September 2014
A second series of W1A has been announced. (It seems likely that it will be narrated by David Tennant again.) Filming starts in January. Updated 15/9

May 2014
David Tennant has been nominated for Best Actor in TV Choice Awards long list and The Escape Artist for Best New Drama, plus W1A for Best Comedy.
Voting ends on 20th June. Updated 27/5

April 2014
The Telegraph thinks David Tennant's voiceover of W1A is one of its best points. Updated 13/4

All four episodes of W1A are now available on BBC iPlayer until 16th April (UK only). Updated 10/4

Sydney Morning Herald has a review of W1A and an appreciation of David Tennant's narration. W1A airs later this year in Australia. Updated 10/4

Radio Times review of episode four of W1A. Updated 9/4

Episode four of W1A premieres on BBC Two at 10pm tonight. This is the final episode in the series.
Synopsis (with no spoilers) of episode four of W1A including video clips of the episode. Updated 9/4

iPlayer link (UK only) for episode 3 of W1A. The link is valid for 7 days. Updated 3/4

The Guardian blog review of W1A includes 'when David Tennant's voiceover hits its mark, it's one of the funniest things on television.' Updated 2/4

W1A is a Radio Times Top TV Pick Today.
This link has their review and a preview clip. Updated 2/4

Episode three of W1A premieres on BBC Two tonight at 10pm.
A synopsis of the episode is here. Updated 2/4

March 2014
EntertainmentWise have posted a great review of episode two of W1A in general and David Tennant's narration in particular. Updated 27/3

iPlayer link for episode 2 of W1A. The link is valid until 16th April but for the UK only. Updated 27/3

W1A is one of Radio Times Top TV Picks For Today. Updated 26/3

Episode two of W1A premieres on BBC Two at 10pm tonight.
A synopsis of episode two (with no spoilers). Updated 26/3

A W1A mini episode was shown on Sport Relief with brief narration by David Tennant. Updated 21/3

iPlayer link (UK only) for episode one of W1A. The link is valid for 7 days. Updated 19/3

David Tennant's narration is 'the cherry on the cake' says Metro in its review of W1A. Updated 19/3

W1A is one of Radio Times Top TV Picks for today (with its review). Updated 19/3

Episode one of W1A premieres on BBC Two at 10pm tonight.
A synopsis of episode one of W1A (with no spoilers). Updated 19/3

An article by Londonist about W1A mentions 'David Tennant's deadpan delivery.' Updated 18/3

The Independent looks at W1A with the first quotes from David Tennant's narration. Updated 11/3

A trailer (without David Tennant's narration) for W1A has been posted to YouTube. It plays worldwide. Updated 10/3

Wednesday 19th March has been announced as the start date for W1A. Updated 6/3

The BBC have issued a press pack for the comedy W1A which David Tennant narrates (as he did for Twenty Twelve). Updated 4/3

January 2014
A TV Times writer has reported that David Tennant will narrate the Twenty Twelve follow-up W1A. Updated 31/1

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