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 6

The decision to hold equestrian events in Greenwich Park is one of the most controversial choices made by the Olympic authorities, as the Deliverance team discovers.

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Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Reporter (John Hollingworth), Tony Ward (Tim McInnerny). Copyright: BBC

Among the many groups of people who are against holding equestrian events in Greenwich Park are local residents, led by self-styled maverick film director Tony Ward. Given that it's now over 30 years since he made his one - and so far only - successful film, Ward has had a lot of time on his hands to think about how angry he is and to plan his campaign of protest.

It starts with the arrival of an enormous pile of horse manure on the pavement outside the Olympic Deliverance Commission offices and climaxes with a live head-to-head debate with Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Meanwhile, in Ian's personal life, manure of a different kind finally hits the fan and he finds himself effectively locked out of his own house by his wife. Fortunately, his ever-loyal PA Sally is on hand and completely ready to pick up the pieces.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th April 2011
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th April 2011 1:25am BBC4
Saturday 23rd April 2011 10:50pm BBC4
Sunday 8th May 2011 2:50am BBC4
Tuesday 23rd August 2011 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 8th February 2012 11:00pm BBC4
Thursday 9th February 2012 2:45am BBC4
Saturday 19th April 2014 8:30pm London Live
Friday 17th October 2014 11:30pm London Live
Saturday 18th October 2014 8:30pm London Live
Friday 21st November 2014 11:30pm London Live
Saturday 22nd November 2014 10:30pm London Live
Sunday 24th May 2015 9:30pm London Live

Cast & crew

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
John Ramm Nigel Fox
Tim McInnerny Tony Ward
John Hollingworth Reporter
Ingrid Oliver AP The Today Programme
Lucy Briers Laura Fletcher
James Naughtie Self
Sarah Montague 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


A Pile of Manure

The manure is quite literally hitting the fan in more ways than one for Head of Deliverance, Ian Fletcher.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher) & Olivia Colman (Sally Owen).

Save the Stag Beetle

Can Kay Hope prevent the Greenwich Park stag beetles winding up in the waste paper bin when the Olympic equestrian events come to London in 2012.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Amelia Bullmore (Kay Hope) & John Ramm (Nigel Fox).

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