Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Copyright: BBC.

Twenty Twelve

BBC Two and BBC Four sitcom about middle management. 13 episodes (2 series), 2011 - 2012. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore, Karl Theobald and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

With time ticking inexorably downwards, the marketing team come up with a major public event to mark the '1000 days to go' milestone.

Further details

Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Anthony Preston (Nicholas Gleaves), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes). Copyright: BBC.

With time ticking inexorably downwards, the marketing team come up with a major public event to mark the 1,000 days to the milestone. A huge clock designed by a modern British artist will be installed outside the Tate Modern on the banks of the Thames in a ceremony hosted by both Sebastian Coe and Boris Johnson and will count down towards the start of the Olympic Games. The only problem is that the clock has a potentially disastrous design flaw which no one seems to have noticed until it's too late...

Meanwhile, the process of deciding which public figures should be approached to carry the Olympic Torch on its journey around Britain has begun, and head of deliverance Ian Fletcher discovers that he is going on a romantic mini-break with his wife, whether he likes it or not...

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 14th March 2011
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Four
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Hugh Bonneville Ian Fletcher
Jessica Hynes Siobhan Sharpe
Amelia Bullmore Kay Hope
Karl Theobald Graham Hitchins
Vincent Franklin Nick Jowett
Olivia Colman Sally Owen
Alex Beckett Barney Lumsden
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Nicholas Gleaves Anthony Preston
Marcus Onilude Shaquille Johnson
Leila Farzad Journalist
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

Videos

1000 Days To Go Day

The Marketing team come up with a major public event to mark the 1000 days to go milestone. The re-launch of the Twenty Twelve website and a clock counting down 1000 days to the start of the London Olympics in 2012.

Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Karl Theobald (Graham Hitchins), Vincent Franklin (Nick Jowett).

Twenty Twelve Website Re-Launch

1000 days to go sees the re-launch of the Twenty Twelve website. Ian Fletcher fears website designer Barney Lumsden hasn't quite got what it takes as the clock literally counts down to the start of the London Olympics in 2012.

Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe).

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