As Ian begins his new job as the BBC’s head of values, he encounters a problem. Despite the job having been sold to him as a chance to influence and shape one of the Great British institutions, he soon realises that not only does he not have time to think big thoughts, he never has any time to think any thoughts at all.
Ian struggles from day one, when his first challenge on arriving at New Broadcasting House is to find somewhere to sit in a building aggressively designed around the principle of not having a desk. To make matters worse, Ian soon discovers that the board has also decided to hire PR company Perfect Curve’s Siobhan Sharpe as the ‘Ginger Rogers to his Fred Astaire’.
Between working with inept intern Will, relentlessly enthusiastic head of strategic governance Simon, several stressed producers at the end of their tethers, and ensuring boss Tony Hall is ‘feeling perky’ about current issues, Ian has his work cut out. Massaging presenters egos, deftly handling a BBC anti-Cornish bias scandal and breaking through mindless creative meetings is all in a day's work for Ian and the team in this sharply-observed comedy, filmed at the BBC’s real offices in Central London.
South African audiences have access to five BBC TV channels: BBC Brit, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News.