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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Twenty Twelve review: fun and Olympic games

Where the hell would we be without civil servants? Well, minus one very bankable topic for comedy it seems. The next group of tax-siphoners on the BBC's agenda are the people with the unenviable task of making sure the run-up to London 2012 is as smooth as possible. In real life these poor sods have been keeping their heads down since recruiting a rather untalented five-year old to design the Games' official logo, but with 500 days to go before it all kicks off, writer John Morton has shoved them back into the limelight once more.

On The Box, 14th March 2011

Seb Coe proves he's game for a laugh in Olympics spoof

London 2012 organiser appears in mockumentary masterminded by the men behind The Office and People Like Us.

Vicky Frost, The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Dateline: London, Twenty Twelve from BBC Four

Having just lived through a city that was home to Super Bowl XLV, it became painstakingly clear all the efforts that went in to not only securing the winning bid some four years ago but, then, the subsequent preparation leading up to, oh yeah, the actual game.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 10th March 2011

Meet the Twenty Twelve team

Twenty Twelve, a new six-part comic documentary series starring Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes, begins next week on BBC Four.

Jaine Sykes, BBC Comedy, 9th March 2011

Hugh Bonneville interview

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville plays the commission's head Ian Fletcher in the six-part mockumentary Twenty Twelve...

Nick Fiaca, TV Choice, 8th March 2011

London 2012 comedy role for Olympics chief Lord Coe

The man at the helm of the London 2012 Olympic Games has turned his hand to acting in a new BBC comedy series.

BBC News, 2nd March 2011

BBC hoping for Olympic comedy success

Staging the Olympic Games in London is a serious business but a new BBC comedy drama will bring some humour to the subject.

BBC News, 25th August 2010

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