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
    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: 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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