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

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    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
    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.

    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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