Series 2, Episode 1 - Boycott (Part 1)
As the Games get ever nearer, the Algerian Olympic team threaten to boycott the Games after discovering that the Shared Belief Centre does not face Mecca.
Ian and his team have just hours to find a solution that will keep everyone happy. Head of Infrastructure Graham Hitchins ends up accompanying Ian to a crucial three-way teleconference with Sebastian Coe, the British Foreign Office and the Algerian representative, Dr Benhamadi. No chance then, that events will end up veering badly off track.
- Friday 30th March 2012
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
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|
|Morven Christie||Fi Healey|
|Jonny Sweet||Justin Carter|
|Timothy Bentinck||Richard Parker|
|Mozaffar Shafeie||Dr Benhamadi|
|Simon Wilson||Sam (TV Reporter)|
|Rebecca Sarker||Hilary (TV Reporter)|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Stephenson||Production Designer|
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Ian drafts a press release to buy time whilst the ODC work out how to make a multi-faith belief centre in the Olympic Site. Siobhan is convinced that Islam and Muslim are two separate religions.