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 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.

Preview clips

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th April 2012 10:30pm BBC2 Scot
Friday 6th April 2012 10:30pm BBC2 Wales
Monday 9th April 2012 12:00am BBC2
Monday 9th April 2012 12:00am BBC HD
Saturday 29th December 2012 12:30am BBC2
Wednesday 30th April 2014 9:00pm London Live
Thursday 1st May 2014 8:30pm London Live
Friday 24th October 2014 11:30pm London Live
Saturday 25th October 2014 8:30pm London Live
Sunday 31st May 2015 9:30pm London Live
Monday 1st June 2015 4:30am 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
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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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