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 2, Episode 2 - Boycott (Part 2)

The Algerian Olympic team are still threatening to boycott the Games after discovering that the Shared Belief Centre does not face Mecca.

Further details

Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Mike Whitaker (Neil Edmond), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Richard Salter (Jason Watkins). Copyright: BBC.

The Algerians issue a deadline of midnight for a solution to their demand for a Shared Belief Centre which faces Mecca, whilst the French are now threatening to pull out of the Games if a separate mosque is built. The team comes up with the idea of swapping the Shared Belief Centre with the Laundry Services Building which already faces Mecca, but to appease the Christians they'll need to get an architect in.

Is it architecturally possible to design a building that will satisfy everyone, or is the entire Olympic Games about to unravel in front of their eyes?

Ian's PA Sally has managed to get the water turned on in his new flat, but it won't be fixed for a couple of days, so he accepts her offer of her spare room for the night.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th April 2012
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
    Morven Christie Fi Healey
    David Tennant Narrator
    Guest cast
    Simon Wilson Sam (TV Reporter)
    Neil Edmond Mike Whitaker (Emergency Architect)
    Jason Watkins Richard Salter (PR Vicar)
    Philip Arditti Saleem Ahmed
    Osi Okerafor (as Osi Oskerafor) Security Guard
    Roderic Culver Roger (TV Reporter)
    Sebastian Coe Self
    Writing team
    John Morton Writer
    Production team
    John Morton Director
    Paul Schlesinger Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    Robin Hill Editor
    Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
    Andrew Blaney Composer


    Multi-faith 2012

    Ian and Siobhan head to the Olympic site to meet a representative from Muslim Focus UK in light of the Algerian crisis. Unbeknownst to Ian, Siobhan has also invited a PR friendly priest.

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    Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe).


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