“It’s like art imitating life imitating art” as W1A series 2 starts filming at BBC HQ

Corporation staff just can't hold back as Ian Fletcher 'BBC Head of Values' played by Hugh Bonneville is spotted with a film crew at Broadcasting House in London

Filming for the second series of comedy W1A kicked off this morning at BBC’s headquarters Broadcasting House in London.

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Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville was spotted sipping on a takeaway coffee outside the iconic building’s revolving doors. But you’d be forgiven for not noticing, as a flurry of other celebrities, broadcasters and journalists made their way into their actual offices in identical fashion…

And understandably so. It is terribly confusing. 

Others, though, have a firm grip on the BBC2 mockumentary. 

And are even using the show as inspiration for their real working lives…

Which is, erm… Sorry, now we’re confused. 

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W1A returns to BBC2 later this year