Twenty Twelve – Season 1

The mockumentary precursor to W1A, I didn’t realise I’d previously sledged this as “a poor man’s The Games”, following reports that some Brits had more or less ripped off the peerless work of John Clarke & co in their near-perfect Sydney-based comedy. Nevertheless, the cast do an admirable job and the piece when viewed in its own right and not in the shadow of its immeasurably superior antecedent is a cracker. 👍👍


Twenty Twelve (2011)

Genres: Comedy
Created by: John Morton
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore
Episodes / Seasons: 13 / 2
First aired: Monday 14th March, 2011
Last air date: Tuesday 24th July, 2012
Runtime: 30min
Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It was first broadcast on UK television station BBC Four in March 2011 to coincide with the 500 day countdown to the opening ceremony. Twenty Twelve gained mainly positive reviews from critics, and a four-part second series was announced on 15 April 2011, which began airing on 30 March 2012 on BBC Two. A further three episodes of series 2 began airing from 10 July 2012. The series' last episode was broadcast on 24 July 2012, three days before the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.
Networks: BBC Four
Production Companies: BBC Four

Cast Twenty Twelve

  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Role: Ian Fletcher
  • Olivia Colman
  • Role: Sally Owen
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Role: Siobhan Sharpe
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Role: Kay Hope
  • Karl Theobald
  • Role: Graham Hitchens
  • Vincent Franklin
  • Role: Nick Jowett
  • Morven Christie
  • Role: Fi Healey
  • Samuel Barnett
  • Role: Daniel Stroud
  • Alex Beckett
  • Role: Barney Lumsden
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Role: Coco Lomax
  • Joel Fry
  • Role: Karl Marx
  • David Tennant
  • Role: Narrator (Voice Only)

Crew Twenty Twelve

  • Jon Plowman
  • Executive Producer
  • Paul Schlesinger
  • Producer
  • Catherine Gosling Fuller
  • Producer
  • John Morton
  • Writer

Seasons Twenty Twelve

  • Season 1
  • Air date: Monday 14th March, 2011
  • Episodes: 6
  • Season 2
  • Air date: Friday 30th March, 2012
  • Episodes: 7