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 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.

Further details

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


    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
    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.

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    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.

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


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