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Twenty Twelve, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Comedy series following the personal and professional challenges faced by those responsible for delivering the biggest show on earth, as the Olympic Deliverance team try to get through to the end of the day, the end of the week and the end of the year without all the wheels falling off at once.

With time ticking inexorably downwards, the marketing team come up with a major public event to mark the '1000 days to go' milestone. A huge clock designed by a modern British artist will be installed outside Tate Modern on the banks of the Thames in a ceremony performed by both Seb Coe and Boris Johnson and will count down towards the start of the Olympic Games. The only problem is that the clock has a potentially disastrous design flaw which no-one seems to have noticed until it is too late.

Meanwhile the process of deciding which public figures should be approached to carry the Olympic Torch on its journey around Britain has begun.

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    Siobhan Sharpe, Head of Brand, announces plans for a major public event to mark the 1000-day countdown.

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    Will Twenty Twelve website designer Barney Lumsden learn to spell in time for the website re-launch on 1000-days day when the countdown clock is unveiled?

Credits

Ian Fletcher
Hugh Bonneville
Kay Hope
Amelia Bullmore
Sally Owen
Olivia Colman
Nick Jowett
Vincent Franklin
Siobhan Sharpe
Jessica Hynes
Graham Hitchins
Karl Theobald
Journalist
Leila Farzad
Narrator
David Tennant
Writer
John Morton
Producer
Paul Schlesinger
Director
John Morton
Executive Producer
Jon Plowman

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