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


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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