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 5 - Catastrophisation

As the team wrestle with demands for increased security levels, Ian Fletcher chairs the final ever meeting of the Security Committee's Special Catastrophisation Unit.

Further details

Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Graham Hitchins (Karl Theobald), Deputy Asst. Commissioner Rachel Crane (Robin Weaver). Copyright: BBC.

32 days to go until the Olympic Games. As the team wrestle with demands for increased security levels, Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher chairs the final ever meeting of the Security Committee's Special Catastrophisation Unit - where it emerges that someone has been caught converting official Olympic starting pistols to fire live rounds.

With the US Security Forward Team about to arrive to review security arrangements for the Games, the challenge is to find a way of handling this piece of news in a way that doesn't involve shooting themselves in the foot.

Meanwhile Kay Hope continues her one woman quest to find a sustainable use for the stadium post-Games, and Siobhan Sharpe and her team at Perfect Curve take on the task of re-branding the Games' Travel Advice Pack in such a way that no-one will ever have to read it.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 10th July 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
Morven Christie Fi Healey
Samuel Barnett Daniel Stroud
Alex Beckett Barney Lumsden
Sara Pascoe Coco Lomax
Joel Fry Karl Marx
David Tennant Narrator
Guest cast
Robin Weaver Deputy Asst. Commissioner Rachel Crane
Glen Davies Dave Mills
Christopher Fulford Commander Bob Burford
Jamie Di Spirito Ben (Waiter)
Frankie McCafferty Brian McLoughlin
Martin McDougall Senior Operations Analyst Scott Coldwell
Bentley Kalu Senior Clandestine Logistics Officer Ryan Burr
Jane Whittenshaw Security Guard
Writing team
John Morton Writer
Production team
John Morton Director
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Paul Schlesinger Series Producer
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer


Shoe Security

Graham goes through security at the Olympic Park and has to remove his shoes. The visiting Americans are not impressed.

The Future of the Olympic Stadium

Ian tries to get the team to focus on the problem of the future of the Olympic Stadium post-Games, but no one will take responsibility for the issue.

Featuring: Hugh Bonneville (Ian Fletcher), Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Amelia Bullmore (Kay Hope), Karl Theobald (Graham Hitchins), Vincent Franklin (Nick Jowett), Morven Christie (Fi Healey), Samuel Barnett (Daniel Stroud).

Travel Advice Pack

The team at Perfect Curve come up with a way to inspire confidence in travel during the Games by getting a cool title for the Travel Advice Pack.

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Featuring: Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe), Alex Beckett (Barney Lumsden), Sara Pascoe (Coco Lomax), Joel Fry (Karl Marx).


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