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 2

A visiting group of dignitaries from Rio is in London for the week. All the team have to do is to meet the Brazilian delegation and take them by coach to the Olympic Stadium to meet Lord Sebastian Coe. What could possibly go wrong?

Further details

Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Sebastian Coe, Nina (Nina Sosanya). Copyright: BBC.

A visiting group of dignitaries from Rio (Olympic hosts in 2016) is in London for the week.

For head of deliverance Ian Fletcher and his team, the mission is simple. All they have to do is to meet the Brazilian delegation and take them by coach to the Olympic Stadium, where they will meet Head of LOCOG Lord Sebastian Coe. What can possibly go wrong?

As it turns out, just about everything - from language difficulties through satellite navigation issues to burst water mains and phantom punctures. For the team it's a lesson in the importance of staying positive and focused, even when you are literally travelling in completely the wrong direction...

Broadcast details

Monday 21st March 2011
BBC Four
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
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Nina Sosanya Nina
Karina Fernandez Interpreter
Karl Collins Bus Driver
Sebastian Coe Self
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer


I Don't Know Anything About A Gift

Finding a last minute gift for a Brazilian delegation proves no easy task for Ian and his team in episode two of Twenty Twelve, mock documentary behind the scenes of the Olympic Games in 2012.

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Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Amelia Bullmore (Kay Hope), Karl Theobald (Graham Hitchins).


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