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Twenty Twelve: Series 1

6 x 30', 2011 BBC Productions for BBC4 Creator John Morton Producer Paul Schlesinger Director John Morton Writer John Morton Starring Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman, Vincent Franklin, Jessica Hynes & Karl Theobald

Twenty Twelve deals with such hot topics as how to phase the traffic lights across London to get people from west to east; who to sell the Taekwondo hall to after the event; what to do when protesters leave large quantities of horse dung on the doorstep in protest at the siting of the equestrian events, and how to cope with sportsmen who want to help but are just too dull.

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.
Twenty Twelve

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a delightful window on how bureaucracy never really works...a splendid catalogue of nonsense.

David Stephenson Daily Express

the characterisation is so sharp and knowing, while the execution is all the better for its subtlety

Simon Horsford The Telegraph

Lovely stuff

Alex Hardy The Times

I was hooked anyway, by the mischief in John Morton's script and the beautifully nuanced performances of, in particular, Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes

Brian Viner The Independent

The comic tension is understated but perfectly encapsulates the banality of corporate jargon and bureaucratic pomposity

Rebecca Taylor Time Out

Starring dazzling duo Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes, this ­hilarious Olympic farce is must-see TV

Kevin O'Sullivan Mirror