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 5

There are only three applicants for the post of Curator of the Cultural Olympiad, so how difficult can it be to select the best candidate?

Further details

Twenty Twelve. Fidel Wilson (Johann Myers). Copyright: BBC.

As Ian Fletcher and his team find out, it's almost impossible to fill the post of Curator of the Cultural Olympiad.

Forced to change their decision twice by outside bodies who insist that the last thing they want to do is interfere, they're pushed inexorably towards the one candidate they all agree they don't want.

As if that wasn't enough, their ultimate boss, Sebastian Coe, has decided that it would be good for the profile of Twenty Twelve if members of the Deliverance Team entered this year's London Marathon.

Meanwhile, as the pressure on Ian as Head of Deliverance gradually increases, the cracks in his marriage are starting to get wider and wider. Could this possibly mean that the secret hopes of his ever-loyal PA Sally might move closer to fulfilment?

Broadcast details

Monday 11th 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
Lucy Briers Anna Mitchell
Salima Saxton Roshanara Khan
Johann Myers Fidel Wilson
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer


A Marathon Idea

Sebastian Coe's idea that it would be good for the profile of Twenty Twelve if the Deliverance Team enter the London Marathon is met with mixed emotions.

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Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Amelia Bullmore (Kay Hope), Vincent Franklin (Nick Jowett).

Graham's Marathon Preparations

Will Graham Hitchins' feet put paid to his chances of entering the London Marathon in episode five of Twenty Twelve.

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Featuring: Karl Theobald (Graham Hitchins).


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