David Tennant narrates the second series of spoof documentary comedy series Twenty Twelve which starts on BBC at 10pm on Friday 30th March. The show, starring Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes, follows the efforstd of the Olympic Deliverence Committee as they struggle to ensure that the 2012 London Games run according to plan.
In episode 1, Ian and the team face yet another challenge. From the BBC Media Centre programme synopsis:
As the Games get ever nearer the Algerian Olympic team threaten to boycott the Games after discovering that the Shared Belief Centre does not face Mecca.
Ian (Bonneville) and his team have just hours to find a solution that will keep everyone happy. Head of Infrastructure Graham Hitchins (Theobald) ends up accompanying Ian to a crucial three-way teleconference with Sebastian Coe, the British Foreign Office and the Algerian representative, Dr Benhamadi. No chance then, that events will end up veering badly off track.
Written and directed by John Morton (People Like Us), Twenty Twelve sees the return of Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Olivia Colman (Rev), Amelia Bullmore (Ashes to Ashes), Karl Theobald (Green Wing) and Vincent Franklin (The Thick Of It)
They are joined this series by two new characters, played by Samuel Barnett (Beautiful People) and Morven Christie (Monday Monday). Together they form the Olympic Deliverance team, paddling hard below the waterline to keep the London 2012 Olympics on track and on budget.
Twenty Twelve is produced by Paul Schlesinger and the executive producer is Jon Plowman.
View a couple of preview clips here
Source: the British Comedy Guide