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 4

Ex-athlete Dave Wellbeck is, in theory, a natural choice as Brand Ambassador for a scheme to get young people inspired by Olympic ideals - but he has about as much charisma as a dimmer switch.

Further details

Twenty Twelve. Dave Wellbeck (Darren Boyd). Copyright: BBC.

Dave Wellbeck is an ex-athlete, double Olympic silver medallist and, in theory, a natural choice as brand ambassador for Raising The Bar - a scheme to get young people inspired by Olympic ideals. He's hard-working, conscientious and loyal, but the truth is that he has about as much charisma as a dimmer switch and his busy schedule of presentations in schools around the country is having the effect of switching young people off in their thousands.

Meanwhile, head of sustainability Kay Hope is forced to stand her ground even in the light of the discovery that there may not after all be enough wind to power the much vaunted Olympic Park wind turbine.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th April 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
Darren Boyd Dave Wellbeck
Georgie Glen School Receptionist
Stuart Nurse Colin Turnball
Paul Hilton Jason Topper
Chizzy Akudolu Jane Owen
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer


A Windless Wind Turbine

Kay Hope is determined that there will be an Olympic Park Wind Turbine even if there is no wind to turn it.

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Featuring: Amelia Bullmore (Kay Hope), Karl Theobald (Graham Hitchins), Vincent Franklin (Nick Jowett).

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Dave Wellbeck?

Ian and Siobhan are faced with finding a role for Dave Wellbeck, an Olympic ex-athlete with the charisma of a dimmer switch in episode four of Twenty Twelve.

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Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Darren Boyd (Dave Wellbeck), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe).


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