Mockumentary about the organisation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2000   1998  
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Breaking News (1994–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Based on the making of a fictitious Australian CURRENT AFFAIRS show, Frontline blends invented events with REAL LIFE events. A true reflection of THE TIMES we live in.

Stars: Rob Sitch, Jane Kennedy, Tiriel Mora
The Gruen Transfer (TV Series 2008)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Gruen Transfer (TGT) is a show about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. Hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, TGT decodes and defuses the commercial messages that swirl... See full summary »

Stars: Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft, Todd Sampson
The Hollowmen (TV Series 2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Mockumentary that follows the daily situations in which the staff from the Australian Prime Minister find themselves.

Stars: Lachy Hulme, David James, Neil Melville
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Russell Coight's haphazard and inept adventuring style ensures that he is a danger to anything and anyone he meets, not to mention himself.

Stars: Glenn Robbins, Hermann Iberg, Tom Martin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The show features sketches mocking social and political issues, and often feature comedic publicity stunts.

Stars: Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor
The Late Show (1992–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

The Late show, which only ran for two years was one of the most successful and funny comedy shows ever produced and shown in Australia. It marked the re-grouping of the D-Generation, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy
Spicks and Specks (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Adam Hills, Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst
Utopia I (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Sitch, Celia Pacquola, Dave Lawson
Crackerjack (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney
Stars: Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson
Thank God You're Here (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Thank God You're Here is about well known performers doing a scene which they have no idea what's going on. It may be a Roman dungeon, a boardroom or a tonight show. The only thing you can ... See full summary »

Stars: Shane Bourne, Tom Gleisner, Daniel Cordeaux
Gruen Planet (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Gruen Planet broadens the land-space of The Gruen Transfer (2008) by looking at the ways in which governments and corporations use spin, branding and image control to get their messages across.

Stars: Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft, Todd Sampson
Kath & Kim (TV Series 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A mother, her daughter, and their respective "hunks of spunk" negotiate life in suburban Australia.

Stars: Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Glenn Robbins
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 John (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bryan Dawe ...
 Bryan (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Gina Riley ...
 Gina (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 Nicholas (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Tim Schwerdt ...
 Tim (13 episodes, 2000)
Edit

Storyline

It's the countdown to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and the Head of Administration and Logistics, John Clarke, and his colleagues, Bryan Dawe, Head of Accounts, Budgeting and Finance, and Gina Riley, Marketing and Liaison Manager wish everyone to know that everything is running smoothly. Certainly, the running track is not actually 100 meters, allowing Bryan to break the world record - but we can always put a bend in it, that's no problem. And 30% of the athletes and their sponsors may refuse to come because of the new fool-proof drug test - but that's a small price to pay to be known as the the very first drugs-free Olympics. And as for the rumours about the recently deceased IOC VIP dying in a King's Cross brothel - nonsense. That's just media hype. As are the rumours that the fencing may be dropped because there aren't enough venues or that the la crosse centre isn't actually built yet. In future may we suggest you not believe everything you see on television? Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

olympic games | satire | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 1998 (Australia)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

John: How long is our 100 meter track? How long is it, Mr Wilson?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Since veteran Australian actor Tony Martin and the New Zealand-born comedian of the same name both appeared in the series, the latter was credited as 'The Other Tony Martin'. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You have to wonder how far these guys are from the truth
1 September 2000 | by (Launceston, Australia) – See all my reviews

"The Games" is a satirical comedy about the Sydney Olympic Organizing committee. The show stars the great John Clarke who is famous in Australia for his comical political role-playing.

If there ever was a show which is so ridiculous you start to wonder how close to the truth it could be - this one would be it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?