Twenty Twelve

10:00pm Tuesday 24 July on BBC TWO

There are 10 days left to tie up loose ends before the Deliverance team finally hands over to the Live Team. But there are some outstanding issues – including news that the fireworks planned for the Opening Ceremony will trigger all the ground to air missiles that are in place for the Games’ security.

The team also need to come up with a response when it transpires that the charging stations for the official Olympic electric cars work so slowly that the entire fleet will quickly become plugged in and stationary.

Or how to enliven a competition to compose a special peal of church bells to ring in the dawn of the Opening Day which has so far attracted only two entries.

On a personal note, newly divorced Ian (Bonneville) has some loose ends of his own, including what to do with the rest of his life and what to do about Sally…

Written and directed by John Morton and narrated by David Tennant.

The award-winning comedy concludes tonight. With the Games almost upon us viewers will see the last of Twenty Twelve’s ensemble cast including Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore, Karl Theobald, Vincent Franklin, Samuel Barnett and Morven Christie. Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, now running harder than ever in order to keep standing still in the race towards the start of London 2012.

Ep 7/7

10:00pm Tuesday 17 July on BBC TWO

Having been shot in the foot with a doctored starting pistol, Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) discovers he will shortly be without a PA, as Daniel (Samuel Barnett) has been offered a new job.

Olivia Colman returns to the fold as the award-winning comedy continues.

The ODC team try to work out how to launch ‘Inclusivity Day’ – and even though they’ve secured Tanni Grey-Thompson to take part no-one knows what Inclusivity Day actually is.

Following catastrophic ticket sales for women’s football, PR Company Perfect Curve and Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) devise a viral campaign designed to change the face of women’s football, but without mentioning women’s football. The clock ticks on.

Written and directed by John Morton and narrated by David Tennant, Twenty Twelve stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore, Karl Theobald, Vincent Franklin, Samuel Barnett & Morven Christie. Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, now running harder than ever in order to keep standing still in the race towards the start of London 2012.

Ep 6/7

10:00pm Tuesday 10 July on BBC TWO

As the Olympic Games draw ever closer, series two of the award-winning series returns with a final run of three episodes.

Catastrophisation opens with 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.

Written and directed by John Morton (People Like Us) and narrated by David Tennant, Twenty Twelve sees the return of all the regular cast including Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Amelia Bullmore (Ashes to Ashes), Karl Theobald (Green Wing), Vincent Franklin (The Thick Of It), Samuel Barnett (Beautiful People) and Morven Christie (Monday Monday). Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, now running harder than ever in order to keep standing still in the race towards the London 2012 Olympics.

Ep 5/7

10:00pm Friday 20 April on BBC TWO

Siobhan and her team at Perfect Curve have come up with the idea of covering Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower with a special wrap sponsored by a condom company and making this the basis for a major sexual health campaign around the Olympics, in the final episode of the series.

By the time Ian is brought up to speed the accompanying rap video Get It On has already gone viral on YouTube. Is it too late to cancel the campaign and avoid alienating every single Catholic competing country? Meanwhile Graham is charged with re-designing the Olympic Torch Relay route so that it goes beyond Surrey. Elsewhere there’s unhappiness over who’s got what tickets to the actual Games.

Twenty Twelve is produced by Paul Schlesinger and the executive producer is Jon Plowman.

Ep 4/4

10:00pm Friday 13 April on BBC TWO

Seb Coe is keen to make an announcement about the future of the Olympic Stadium post-Games and is pushing for a decision from the ODC about which bid – West Ham or Spurs – is the right one to back.

When new Head of Legacy Fiona Healey comes up with a persuasive case for West Ham, Kay finds herself staying up all night to produce a sustainability audit in support of the Spurs bid.

Clarence House has asked the ODC to look at ways of linking the Twenty Twelve Olympics with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: is ‘Jubilympics’ the perfect branding solution?

Daniel arrives for his first day at work as Ian’s new PA, replacing Sally, who left for personal reasons at the end of episode two. Plus, budget cuts threaten the provision of adequate sanitary accommodation in the Athlete’s Village.

Written and directed by John Morton (People Like Us), Twenty Twelve sees the return of Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Olivia Colman (Rev), Amelia Bullmore (Ashes to Ashes), Karl Theobald (Green Wing) and Vincent Franklin (The Thick Of It), who are joined this series by two new characters, played by Samuel Barnett (Beautiful People) and Morven Christie (Monday Monday). Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, paddling hard below the waterline to keep the London 2012 Olympics on track and on budget.

Twenty Twelve is produced by Paul Schlesinger and the executive producer is Jon Plowman.

10:00pm Friday 6 April on BBC TWO

Series two of the British Comedy Award-winning comedy Twenty Twelve continues tonight with the second episode of its four-part series.

Written and directed by John Morton (People Like Us), Twenty Twelve sees the return of Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Olivia Colman (Rev), Amelia Bullmore (Ashes To Ashes), Karl Theobald (Green Wing) and Vincent Franklin (The Thick Of It), who are joined this series by two new characters, played by Samuel Barnett (Beautiful People) and Morven Christie (Monday Monday). Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, paddling hard below the waterline to keep the London 2012 Olympics on track and on budget.

In Episode 2, 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.

Twenty Twelve is produced by Paul Schlesinger and the executive producer is Jon Plowman.

10:00pm Friday 30 March on BBC TWO

The British Comedy award-winning Twenty Twelve returns tonight for a four-part second series.

As the Games get ever nearer the Algerian Olympic team threaten to boycott the Games after discovering that the Shared Belief Centre does not face Mecca.

Ian (Bonneville) and his team have just hours to find a solution that will keep everyone happy. Head of Infrastructure Graham Hitchins (Theobald) ends up accompanying Ian to a crucial three-way teleconference with Sebastian Coe, the British Foreign Office and the Algerian representative, Dr Benhamadi. No chance then, that events will end up veering badly off track.

Written and directed by John Morton (People Like Us), Twenty Twelve sees the return of Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Olivia Colman (Rev), Amelia Bullmore (Ashes to Ashes), Karl Theobald (Green Wing) and Vincent Franklin (The Thick Of It)

They are joined this series by two new characters, played by Samuel Barnett (Beautiful People) and Morven Christie (Monday Monday). Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, paddling hard below the waterline to keep the London 2012 Olympics on track and on budget.

Twenty Twelve is produced by Paul Schlesinger and the executive producer is Jon Plowman.

BBC In-house Comedy has won an unparalleled five out of the twelve competitive awards at this year’s British Comedy Awards. Overall, the BBC picked up nine awards, plus The British Comedy Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for Have I Got News For You.

Mark Freeland, Head of In-house Comedy, said: “I’m thrilled that In House Comedy won five categories at The British Comedy Awards. The creative range & excellence of the four shows recognised – Miranda, Twenty Twelve, Psychoville & Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle show a team at the top of their game & on screen talent who are very, very special indeed”.

Cheryl Taylor, Controller Comedy Commissioning said: “We are thrilled that the abundant charm and talent of Miranda, Stewart Lee, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Armando Ianucci and the 2012 team have been recognised at this year’s Comedy Awards”.

Pat Younge, Chief Creative Officer, BBC Vision Productions, said: “I am enormously proud of this incredible achievement. As the most successful comedy producer at the awards, this shows that BBC In-house comedy creates a wide range of brilliant comedy across all channels, delivering fantastic content to massive audiences. A huge congratulation to everyone involved in making these productions”.

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