London Twenty Twelve…365 days and counting


Today marks, officially, 365 days and counting until the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics where the eyes of the world will be on London for the Games of the XXXth Olympiad. I know, where does the time go. While everything looks like smooth sailing on the outside, it does so for a reason. There are thousands involved in the planning of the Games from the Opening to the Closing ceremonies and all things in-between.

There is, however, a small group of behind-the-scenes individuals that are putting in countless hours to ensure a flawless Summer Games. Headed by the great Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), the cast of the BBC comedy, Twenty Twelve, which also includes such heavy hitters as Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Royle Family), Amelia Bullmore (Scott and Bailey) and Karl Theobald (Green Wing, Primeval), is charged with such important tasks as:

  • How to phase the traffic lights across London to get people from west to east
  • What to do when protesters opposed to the siting of the equestrian events leave large quantities of horse dung on the doorstep
  • What to do when the much-heralded wind turbines won’t turn because there’s no wind.

However, nothing is as important as the countdown clock. BTW, it’s sensational.

  • Patty

    This looks like a fun show, but I’m annoyed that it’s obviously a ripoff of the totally wonderful 2000 Sydney Olympics series “The Games.” In fact, the creators of that show were planning another series around the 2012 London Olympics. I hope that’s still happening.