Register / Log in

View Classic Site
Latest News
Growing Pains
Finalized Box Art for 'The Complete 6th Season' DVD Set
Middle, The
'The Complete 6th Season' Front Artwork is Now Completed!
Teen Wolf
Possible Release Date Found Up North for 'Season 5, Part 1'
Ray Donovan
DVDs, Blu-ray Discs Officially Announced for 'Season 3'
Last of the Summer Wine
'Vintage 2005' DVDs Will Be Available Next Week!
more news
Pick of the Week
Latest Review

Penny Dreadful
The Complete 2nd Season

Adventure Time
The Complete 5th Season

Twenty Twelve - DVDs Coming for the Show About the 2012 London Olympics, Starring Hugh Bonneville and David Tennant

'The Complete Series' of the program will be available later this year

Posted by David Lambert
This past year the BBC produced a comedy series called Twenty Twelve, poking fun at the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The show stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and is mockumentarily narrated by David Tennant (Doctor Who). It debuted this past Thursday on BBC America, and on the same day it appears that the BBC America Store's blog had this post explaining that a DVD set is already in the works for this program!
    Tonight BBC America will premiere the first three episodes of Twenty Twelve, a new comedy starring Hugh Bonneville and written and directed by John Morton (People Like Us). Though Hugh rose to prominence as Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey, his first nomination for a Best Actor TV BAFTA was for his performance as Ian Fletcher in Twenty Twelve. Ian is in charge of "Deliverance" for the London 2012 Olympics, which appears to be an umbrella term for getting everything working on time. Unlike Lord Grantham, Ian lacks adequate staff. Jessica Hynes (Spaced) plays a PR facilitator whose hyper-creativity is only surpassed by her cavalier disregard for the facts. Here they are discovering a glaring disconnect between art and function at the launch event for the 2012 countdown clock. Yet after this and many subsequent disasters, Ian still insists, "My default setting is pretty positive." The cast also includes Olivia Coleman (Peep Show) as Ian's hopelessly devoted personal assistant and Karl Theobald (Primeval [Vol 1]), who is quite convincing as the kind of team player who always seems to know exactly what he's talking about, but hardly ever does. The mockumentrary's narration by David Tennant (Doctor Who, Hamlet) is typically low-key, but don't tune it out. He has some of the best double-speak lines. A complete series DVD is in the works for later this year.
Our thanks to reader Matt O'Neill for pointing this out. Stay tuned for updates, when the studio formally announces it!

Twitter Graphicfacebook Graphic

Link to this page:
All news for this show:
More info on this show:
Twenty Twelve

Copyright 2001-2015
TV Guide Online
Contact us - Sitemap - Privacy Policy
A TV Guide Digital Network Site