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1 of 1 Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe set for return
Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe set for return

The BBC has announced that it has commissioned a follow-up to the hugely successful BBC Two comedy Twenty Twelve which centred around the work of the Olympic Deliverance Commission in the run up to last year’s Olympic Games in London.

The new four part series, WIA, will follow the character of Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) as he takes on his next big role which is the fictional Head of Values at the BBC.

Also reprising her role as Siobhan Sharpe will be Jessica Hynes but the comedy will feature all new characters and situations.

Controller of BBC Two Janice Hadlow said “Twenty Twelve was one of BBC Two's stand out comedy hits last year, and I'm absolutely thrilled that John Morton and the fantastic off-screen team are coming together again as well as some of our most loved characters from the first series."

Filming will being on the new series next month.

It will see Fletcher take on the task of clarifying, defining, or re-defining the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future, in particular for Licence Fee Renegotiation and Charter Renewal in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

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