Twenty Twelve

UKTV – Friday July 20, 9pm then Monday to Friday, 6.30pm

Catch Series 2 of the comedy-drama every night in the lead up to London 2012 – culminating in a double episode special on July 27. The documentary cameras continue to follow the men and women responsible for delivering the London Olympic Games as they paddle increasingly hard to keep the games on track and on budget. The challenges they face in this series include finding a way of presenting the future of the Olympic Stadium post Games as something other than a complete shambles, how to get the Olympic Torch Relay Route to go through Shropshire, exactly how best to market “Jubilympics” as a joint branding venture between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

UKTV – Fridays from 1 June, 9pm

Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman and Amelia Bullmore star in this six-part comedy drama about the people paddling hard beneath the water to make the Olympics happen in London in 2012. Filmed in a documentary style, 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 site of the equestrian events, and how to cope with sportsmen who want to help but are just too dull.