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 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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 10th July 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 15th July 2012 11:30pm BBC2
Sunday 15th July 2012 11:30pm BBC HD
Thursday 3rd January 2013 1:00am BBC2
Wednesday 21st May 2014 9:00pm London Live
Thursday 22nd May 2014 8:30pm London Live
Sunday 14th June 2015 9:00pm London Live
Monday 15th June 2015 12:55am London Live

Cast & crew

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
Robin Hill Editor
Andrew Stephenson Production Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer


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

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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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