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.

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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?

Preview clips

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

Date
Monday 21st March 2011
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Four
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 1:00am BBC4
Saturday 26th March 2011 11:05pm BBC4
Sunday 8th May 2011 12:50am BBC4
Tuesday 26th July 2011 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 11th January 2012 10:00pm BBC4
Thursday 12th January 2012 2:00am BBC4
Wednesday 9th April 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 4th October 2014 12:30am London Live
Saturday 4th October 2014 8:30pm London Live
Friday 7th November 2014 11:30pm London Live
Saturday 8th November 2014 10:30pm London Live
Sunday 10th May 2015 2:30am London Live
Sunday 10th May 2015 9:30pm London Live
Wednesday 13th May 2015 9:30pm 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
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
Nick Ames Editor
Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer

Video

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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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