Having been shot in the foot with a doctored starting pistol, Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher discovers that he's also shortly to be without a PA as current PA Daniel Stroud has been offered another job. "Inclusivity Day" in London on the same day that Seb Coe is launching "Diversity Day" in Oldham, when even though both Boris Johnson and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson have agreed to take part, no-one knows what Inclusivity Day is. Ian's foot may have gone septic.
Meanwhile over at PR Company Perfect Curve Siobhan Sharpe and her team devise a viral campaign designed to change the face of women's football without mentioning women's football following catastrophic ticket sales. The clock ticks on.
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 siting of the equestrian events, and how to cope with sportsmen who want to help but are just too dull. From getting a bus-load of non-English speaking Brazilians from A to B, who to appoint to run the Cultural Olympiad and what to do when the much-vaunted wind turbines won’t turn because there’s no wind, it’s all in a day’s work for the men and women whose job it is to stage the greatest sporting event in the world. Deliciously topical, wickedly funny and sometimes uncannily close to real life, Twenty Twelve proved a hit with British viewers and critics alike, receiving fabulous reviews on first transmission on BBC Four and equal praise when the series was repeated on BBC Two.