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

Twenty Twelve

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC Four
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Mockumentary about the team organising the London Olympics. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Olivia Colman. Also features Amelia Bullmore, Karl Theobald, Vincent Franklin, Morven Christie, Samuel Barnett and more.

Episode menu

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.

Preview clips

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 19th March 2011 11:50pm BBC4
Sunday 8th May 2011 12:20am BBC4
Tuesday 19th July 2011 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 4th January 2012 10:00pm BBC4
Thursday 5th January 2012 2:00am BBC4
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 9:00pm London Live
Thursday 3rd April 2014 8:30pm London Live
Sunday 31st August 2014 8:30pm London Live
Saturday 4th October 2014 12:00am London Live
Saturday 4th October 2014 8:00pm London Live
Friday 7th November 2014 11:00pm London Live
Saturday 8th November 2014 10:00pm London Live
Sunday 10th May 2015 2:00am London Live
Sunday 10th May 2015 9:00pm London Live
Wednesday 13th May 2015 9:00pm London Live

Cast & crew

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
Nick Ames Editor
Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer

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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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