W1A, the BBC satire about the BBC starring Downton’s Hugh Bonneville will be returning at the end of April. And there will be more familiar faces popping up.
The One Show duo Alex Jones and Matt Baker actually asked to appear in it, RadioTimes.com has been told and will be shown in at least one scene.
There is also a chance that BBC creative head Alan Yentob will also be popping up again after his memorable cameo in series one. In the scene he was shown arm wrestling with Salman Rushdie.
And sources reveal that a scene has been shot right outside the office of director-general Tony Hall.
“We probably won’t see him,” adds the source. “Though you may see the back of his head.”
Starring Bonneville as BBC head of values Ian Fletcher with Jessica Hynes as his PR guru Siobhan Sharpe, creator Jon Morton has said that the characters are based on ‘types’ rather than individual people – to the disappointment of the BBC’s bigwigs like television director Danny Cohen who apparently inquired “Is that me?” when trotting past during the filming of series one.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years writing for Stage newspaper, Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.