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
    Nick Ames Editor
    Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
    Andrew Blaney Composer


    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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