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Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

The renewal group led by head of values Ian Fletcher has to respond to rumours that Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is about to leave the BBC for a rival broadcaster. Is there a way of preventing this happening? When they offer a hosting job on On Your Bike, a new interview format, it looks like they might have found a solution.

Meanwhile ex-intern Will's attempts to get a celebrity face to help launch BBC Me, the new online platform, have come back to bite him and the BBC. The celebrity in question thought they were being asked to pose for a selfie and didn't realise they were being used to endorse a viral campaign and consequently the BBC finds itself on the receiving end of a million-pound lawsuit. Will's job looks to be in serious danger.

With the charter renewal process requiring the BBC to show they can do more for less, head of news Neil Reid is asked to see whether his main news presenters would consider doubling up and presenting the weather forecast as well. And in a landscape where leaving parties are becoming increasingly frequent, Ben and Jerry discover that their jobs have been 're-imagined as non-existing going forward'. Show less

Contributors

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
Himself:
Hugh Grant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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