Twenty Twelve

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (2,249)

Twenty Twelve is a British mockumentary series that aired on BBC Two from 2011 to 2012. The show follows the fictional Olympic Deliverance Commission as they prepare for the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The series features an ensemble cast, with Hugh Bonneville starring as the Commission's head, Ian Fletcher.

The show's format is similar to other mockumentaries, such as The Office and Parks and Recreation. The characters are aware of the camera crew following them, and the show often features interviews with the characters to provide insight into their thoughts and motivations. The humor of the show is largely based on the incompetence and absurdity of the Commission's attempts to prepare for the Olympics.

Throughout the series, the Commission faces a variety of challenges and obstacles, from miscommunications with foreign dignitaries to technical difficulties with the Olympic venues. The show also features various subplots, such as a power struggle between two members of the Commission and a romantic relationship between two others.

One of the notable aspects of the show is its attention to detail. The creators of the series worked with actual Olympic organizers to ensure that the show accurately portrayed the complexities and challenges involved in hosting such a large event. The show's fictional events often paralleled real-world issues faced by the organizers of the 2012 Olympics.

The cast of Twenty Twelve is a talented ensemble of actors, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in film and television. In addition to Bonneville, the show stars Olivia Colman, who would later win an Academy Award for her work in The Favourite, and Jessica Hynes, who has appeared in a variety of British comedies.

Overall, Twenty Twelve is a hilarious and insightful series that provides a unique look into the world of Olympic organizing. The show's blend of humor and attention to detail makes it a standout among other mockumentary series.

Twenty Twelve is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 14, 2011.

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Loose Ends
7. Loose Ends
July 29, 2012
With ten days left to try to tie up loose ends, the Deliverance Team's problems begin to pile up.
Inclusivity Day
6. Inclusivity Day
July 28, 2012
Having been shot in the foot with a faulty starting pistol, Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher discovers he will soon be without a PA, as Daniel has accepted a different job. The ODC team attempt to work out how to launch 'Inclusivity Day'. PR Company Perfect Curve and Siobhan Sharpe comes up with a viral campaign designed to change the face of women's football, but without mentioning the sport.
5. Catastrophisation
July 22, 2012
Ian chairs the final meeting of the Special Catastrophisation Unit. When someone gets caught modifying the Olympic starting pistols to fire live rounds, the news must be handled delicately.
The Rapper
4. The Rapper
July 21, 2012
Siobhan's team collaborates on a huge sexual health campaign, with a rap song called Get it On. Will it create problems among religious groups?
Clarence House
3. Clarence House
July 15, 2012
A decision must be made about the future of the Olympic Stadium, and Clarence House has asked the ODC to consider linking the Twenty Twelve Olympics with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - is "Jubilympics" the perfect branding solution?
Boycott - Part 2
2. Boycott - Part 2
July 14, 2012
The Algerians set a deadline of midnight for a solution to their demand for a Shared Belief Centre which faces Mecca. France are also now threatening to pull out of the Games if a separate mosque is built. The team decide to swap the Shared Belief Centre with the Laundry Services Building which already faces Mecca. Ian's PA Sally offers him a spare room for the night while his water is turned off.
Boycott - Part 1
1. Boycott - Part 1
July 8, 2012
The Algerian Olympic team ends up threatening to boycott the Games when they discover the Shared Belief Centre does not face towards Mecca.
Where to Watch Twenty Twelve
Twenty Twelve is available for streaming on the BBC Two website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Twenty Twelve on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 14, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (2,249)