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Twenty Twelve: Series 2, Episodes 5-7

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Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Morven Christie
  • Jessica Hynes
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    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC2

    The award winning comedy returns for a final three episodes in the countdown to the Olympic Games.

    As ever, the team, lead by Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) are struggling to cope with the logistics of putting on the greatest show on Earth. Now the pressure is really starting to show, with only 32 days to go until the opening ceremony. How will they manage when it is discovered that starting pistols are being converted to shoot live rounds, the Americans turn up to review security procedures and their planned 'inclusivity' day is being launched on the same day as Seb Coe's 'diversity' day?

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    Twenty Twelve: Series 2, Episodes 5-7
    Reviews

    Twenty Twelve has grown to be world-class Olympian bollocks, and I suspect that, when it’s all over, we may miss it more than the hopping and skipping. AA Gill
    The Sunday Times
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    Another half hour of unalloyed happiness David Chater
    The Times
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    Smart, superbly played and painfully close-to-the-bone. Michael Hogan
    The Telegraph
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    brilliantly skewers both group-think idiocy and the personal rivalries inherent to all organisations Jonathan Wright
    The Guardian

    The only bad thing about the start of the real Olympic Games is that it necessarily marks the end of this inspired comedy David Chater
    The Times
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    It’s been funny because it’s true. Just a shame it has to end. Perhaps we should win the rights to host another global event we can’t afford, just so this sublime series can be revived? Michael Hogan
    The Telegraph

    [Twenty Twelve]  has ridden the razor's edge between straight transcription and satirical exaggeration with near-perfect balance

    Tom Sutcliffe
    The Independent

    blissful comedy

    Jane Simons
    The Mirror

    an exponentially multiplying delight and a triumph of English self-deprecation Phil Harrison
    Time Out
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     It's almost too realistic to be funny Ben Arnold
    The Guardian

    inspired satire David Chater
    The Times
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    A joy Alison Graham
    Radio Times
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    as you’re chuckling, there’s also a creeping sense that somewhere this is all actually happening Critics Choice
    The Telegraph
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    John Morton keeps things just the right side of believable. And he captures petty bureaucracy and management jargon beautifully Nigel Farndale
    The Telegraph

    pitch-perfect sitcom Phil Harrison
    Time Out
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    I love Twenty Twelve as a portrait of a nation at ease with its unrivalled inability to be any good at anything ever Stuart Jeffries
    The Guardian

    good for the soul Ben Machell
    The Times
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    pitch-perfect Bafta-nominated mockumentary... As with all the finest satire, this series, creates a preposterous fiction that is horribly believable

    Benjamin Secher
    The Telegraph
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    The mockumentary-style sitcom owes its success to clever, well-observed scripts by John Morton that blend the utterly insane with the entirely believable Alison Kervin
    Radio Times

    With the end of the Games only a month away now, one of the things I’m already preparing to miss is Twenty Twelve Caroline Frost
    Huffington Post