W1A Series Three, Episode Five ~ Review

Claudia Winkleman’s career choices seem to be at the heart of this week’s hilarious instalment of one of my favourite Television comedies on BBC. Plus there are members of the team disappearing at a rate of knots with more to come. Is this a sign of wrapping up after series three – I hope not!  Who else is going to miss this show? Yes, exactly yes!

  1. Super Selfie ~ As the BBC lurches from one crisis to another, the Super Selfie idea has also hit a snag in the form of Hugh Grant’s team slamming the BBC for engaging the actor in activity he didn’t realise he was involved in. Let’s face it, if Will approaches you you’re not going to be entirely sure what you’re getting into are you? Jack is trying to save Izzy’s bacon with this one, but she’s not cut throat enough to land Will in it and accepts whatever her fate might be when the hapless intern tells her that he told Hugh Grant the Super Selfie was for her.
  2. Claudia Winkleman ~ As a new platform is discussed for Claudia Winkleman after it’s been revealed that she is looking to move from Strictly Come Dancing and has been offered a move to ITV – Matt Taverner mysteriously disappears, to Netflix. So it’s up to the remaining members of the team to deal with Claudia and her agent, Tasmin when they come in for a meeting. Who else recognised Raquel Cassidy who played Miss Baxter in Downton Abbey? She played Claudia’s agent!
  3. So Long, Farewell ~ Matt isn’t the only one jumping ship from the BBC, although it does sound as if his move was voluntary. Ben and Jerry no longer have a job to apply for, let alone the solitary one that they went up against each other for. So it’s goodbye to them – hurrah! They certainly don’t leave without a party or a parting gift, though – a BBC Call The Midwife mug each. Lucky them!
  4. More Cuts ~ So with Ben, Jerry and Matt leaving the BBC, who will be next? Ian or Anna by the looks of it as they’ve now got to apply for the same job, too! Simon certainly seems to enjoy giving that news to Ian. So we finished on a bit of a cliff hanger…
  5. Siobhan ~ Surely if they should be looking at cutting anyone from the BBC it should be Siobhan? Who else is feeling that she’s outstayed her welcome? Then and again would it be the same without Siobhan ‘coming at ya’? Answers on a tweet, please! We love it, we so love it!
Receptionist Kae Alexander
Jack Patterson Jonathan Bailey
Ian Fletcher Hugh Bonneville
Tasmin Howard Raquel Cassidy
Tracey Pritchard Monica Dolan
Jerry Guildencrantz Ivan Gonzalez
Siobhan Sharpe Jessica Hynes
Matt Taverner Daniel Ings
David Wilkes Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould Ophelia Lovibond
Tony Dixon (Producer) Dominic Mafham
Ben Rosenstern Max Olesker
Anna Rampton Sarah Parish
Will Humphries Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood Jason Watkins
Neil Reid David Westhead
Narrator David Tennant
Herself Claudia Winkleman
Himself Hugh Grant
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Director John Morton
Writer John Morton
Executive Producer Jon Plowman


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