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Twenty Twelve

2011 • BBC America
53 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (6)

1 Episode 1
With time ticking inexorably downwards the marketing team come up with a major public event to mark the 1,000 days to go milestone. A huge clock designed by a contemporary British artist. The only problem is that the clock has a potentially disastrous design flaw which no-one seems to have noticed.
2 Episode 2
A visiting group of dignitaries from Rio (the Olympic host in 2016) is in London for the week. For Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher and his team the mission is simple. They have to get them across London in time to meet Lord Coe for an official reception at the Olympic Stadium. What can possibly go wrong?
3 Episode 3
It's another challenging week for Head of Deliverance, Ian Fletcher and his team. Roman remains have been discovered on the site of the Aquatics Center, forcing them to contemplate radical last minute modifications to the design of the building.
4 Episode 4
Dave Wellbeck is an ex-athlete, double Olympic silver medalist and in theory a natural choice as Brand Ambassador for Raising the Bar - a scheme to get young people inspired by Olympic ideals. He's hard working, conscientious and loyal but the truth is that he has about as much charisma as a dimmer switch. Ian and Siobhan have different views on how to deal with the problem.
5 Episode 5
There are only three applicants for the post of Curator of the Cultural Olympiad so how difficult can it be to select the best candidate? Ian and the team are about to find out when they are forced to go through a series of spectacular u-turns.
6 Episode 6
The decision to hold equestrian events in Greenwich Park is one of the most controversial choices made by the Olympic authorities. Among the local residents against it is self-style maverick film director Tony Ward. Over thirty years have passed since his one and only successful film, so he's had a lot of time to think about how angry he is and to plan his campaign of protest.

About this show

Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore and Olivia Colman star in this mock-documentary following the challenges - both personal and professional - faced by the team responsible for delivering the biggest show on Earth: the 2012 London Olympics. From getting a busload of non-English speaking Brazilians from A to B, who to appoint to run the Cultural Olympiad and what to do when the much-vaunted wind turbines won't turn because there's no wind, it's all in a day's work for the men and women whose job it is to stage the greatest sporting event in the world.

Ratings and reviews

53 reviews
Will Wonka
August 23, 2013
If you like satire, get it now! Think the thick of it but much more subtle in delivery.....very accurate in depicting the minority enforced / PC ruled nation and `keep em all happy` idiocy that exists in Britain today....all wonderfully captured by a fantastic cast.
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August 31, 2013
Never watch this when you are eating because when I watched it at a friends house he actually choked. My favourite programme
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Stephen Simpson
May 23, 2015
Brilliantly observed satire, with a subtlety that makes The Office seem like The Three Stooges.
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