W1A, oh how I wish we could have a weekly dose of this, 52 weeks of the year! I’m already preparing myself to be missing it desperately when it finishes in a few episodes’ time!! This week’s instalment saw a disaster befall the team as the BBC Swing Band went on the attack.
Ben & Jerry ~ It’s D day for Ben and Jerry, so they’re trying to out-do one another with additional dialogue and they’ve both looked at ways of streamlining the BBC services. With hilarious consequences ….and disastrous consequences, yes exactly yes!
BBC Orchestras ~ The BBC has six orchestras, Ben or Jerry, or Jerry or Ben have found that out during in-depth research(!) so the suggestion of amalgamation is raised. It’s also thrown out, however word gets around the BBC Swing Band is in line for the axe. How are they going to get around this one? I don’t wanna sound negative or anything but I have a bad feeling about this…
Sub-titles ~ The sub-title voice-recognition system is up the swanny (b*llocks!) and Neil is tearing his hair out. Baggy Smith (instead of Maggie Smith) being the final straw. It’s always going wrong in the news department and Neil is always apologising for something – and I admit to having a slightly warped liking of watching it all go wrong!
BBC Me ~ BBC Me is still in its pre-launch stage and Siobhan, together with her team at Fun are brainstorming ideas with fuzzy felt. Michael has a winning idea, get rid of the bikes and just film a selfie. Cue silent disco to S Club 7!
Ailing Anna ~ A bit of a cliff hanger to end on too, this week as Anna keels over in the taxi on the way back from a meeting with the charter renewal team. What will become of our favourite BBC ‘robot’? yes, exactly yes!
|Jack Patterson||Jonathan Bailey|
|Barney Lumsden||Alex Beckett|
|Ian Fletcher||Hugh Bonneville|
|Faiza Rajah||Priyanga Burford|
|Tracey Pritchard||Monica Dolan|
|Jerry Guildencrantz||Ivan Gonzalez|
|Siobhan Sharpe||Jessica Hynes|
|David Wilkes||Rufus Jones|
|Izzy Gould||Ophelia Lovibond|
|Ben Rosenstern||Max Olesker|
|Anna Rampton||Sarah Parish|
|Fiona Craig||Pooky Quesnel|
|Will Humphries||Hugh Skinner|
|Lucy Freeman||Nina Sosanya|
|Simon Harwood||Jason Watkins|
|Neil Reid||David Westhead|
|Karl Marx||Joel Fry|
|Adam Brady||Laurence Howarth|
|Matt Taverner||Daniel Ings|
|Ray Fredericks||Jeffery Kissoon|
|Fiona Craig’s PA||Emily Lloyd-Saini|
|Michael Chung||Will Sharpe|
|Coco Lomax||Sara Pascoe|
|Donna Fredericks||Shauna Shim|
|Executive Producer||Jon Plowman|