‘Twenty Twelve’ given second series

Comedy hit following the Olympic Deliverance Commission will return next year

Comedy series Twenty Twelve is set to return for a second series.

The Office-style mockumentary, following the misadventures of the Olympic Deliverance Commission in the run up to next year’s games, has been a breakout hit for BBC Four.

It stars Spaced actor Jessica Hynes and Peep Show‘s Olivia Colman, alongside Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville.

Speaking in character as Head Of Deliverance Ian Fletcher, Bonneville told the BBC Comedy Blog: “Obviously I think the damage has already been done to the smooth-running of our department by allowing the BBC cameras in. Personally I don’t want it to continue. But upstairs says it’s going to. So that’s all good.”

Executive Producer Jon Plowman said: “We are really delighted that we have been granted permission to follow the Olympic Deliverance team as they near the climax of their deliverance.”

Stories promised for next year include how to handle the Algerian team’s demand for a mosque in the Olympic village, and how to carry out a Legacy Audit when nobody knows what a Legacy Audit is.

Twenty Twelve concludes its first series on Monday (April 18) at 10pm on BBC Four.