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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
14 March 2011 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges.
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5 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Hugh Bonneville ... Ian Fletcher (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Amelia Bullmore ... Kay Hope (13 episodes, 2011-2012)

Jessica Hynes ... Siobhan Sharpe (13 episodes, 2011-2012)

Karl Theobald ... Graham Hitchins / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2012)

David Tennant ... Narrator (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Vincent Franklin ... Nick Jowett / ... (12 episodes, 2011-2012)

Olivia Colman ... Sally Owen (10 episodes, 2011-2012)

Morven Christie ... Fi Healey (7 episodes, 2012)

Alex Beckett ... Barney Lumsden (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Series Directed by
John Morton (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Writing credits
John Morton (13 episodes, 2011-2012)

Series Produced by
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Paul Schlesinger .... producer / series producer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Catherine Gosling Fuller .... producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Andrew Blaney (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Sorapure (4 episodes, 2012)
Bill Broomfield (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robin Hill (7 episodes, 2012)
Nick Ames (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Rachel Freck (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Andrew Stephenson (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Anastasya Martynova (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Debbie O'Brien (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Nichola Bellamy .... makeup designer / make up designer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Liz Hardiment .... makeup artist / make up artist (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Production Management
Sue Longstaff .... production manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Gosling Fuller .... production manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Andy Bennions .... production manager (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Grasham .... third assistant director (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tom Dunbar .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2012)
Julie Sykes .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Turner .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Tamara King .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2012)
Simon Whitby .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Maura Laverty .... production buyer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andy Leach .... props master (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cecily Duckett .... design assistant (7 episodes, 2012)
Tony Harries .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Peregrine Andrews .... dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stuart Piggott .... sound recordist (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Graham Tait .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stephane Malenfant .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Goddard .... gaffer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Geraint Owen .... focus puller / camera assistant (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robbie Cairns .... camera assistant (7 episodes, 2012)
Matt Wicks .... second camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Steve Cortie .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2012)
Anton Jeffes .... second camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Rachel Sheridan .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Willis .... costume assistant (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chloe Flanagan .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Lauren Kilcar .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Eloise Park .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Yanika Waters .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alex Leask .... colorist / colourist (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Saul Budd .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Justin Stennett .... promo music (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Eirwen Davies .... production executive (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
David Colenutt .... location manager (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lauriel Martin .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rebecca Rycroft .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lucy Fewell .... stage manager (7 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Cartwright .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Richard Green .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Harvey .... production runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Nicki Safe .... production runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Jamie Graham .... production runner (4 episodes, 2012)
Aggie Mensah .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2012)
Wendy Rees .... post production coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Paula Lamont .... location manager (3 episodes, 2012)
Kevin McSweeney .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Neep .... production runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Kate Scarbrough .... production co-ordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Scicluna .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Andy Reeve .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Daisy Brydon .... script assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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Do Ian and Sally end up together?
If this a docusoap, why are people so open and things put on TV don't become common knowledge?
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Good sports, 11 August 2013
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

I received the boxed set edition of this "spoof" series as a birthday gift and am pleased to say that this is one collection that won't sit on the shelf unwatched. It's a droll, if not laugh- out-loud comedy satirising the doings and undoings of the team set up to ensure the smooth operation of the then impending London Olympic Games of 2012.

Peopled by just-exaggerated-enough characters all too believable in their ineptitude, it gently mocks their blundering officiousness with fly-on-the-wall scrutiny, pieces to camera and occasional interaction with them by an unseen interviewer. Heading the team is the bumptious Ian Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville, the archetypal 24-7 2012 workaholic, whose private life is foundering under the strain, while carrying an Olympic-size torch for him is his super-efficient P.A. Sally, forever plying him with massive portions of fast food, played in best scene-stealing fashion by Olivia Colman.

Of the remainder, Jessica Hynes as Siobhan Sharpe, the domineering on-the-go "Head Of Brand", with her catchphrases "Cool" and "This is the thing" and Karl Theobald as the crisp-munching but out-to-lunch Head of Logistics are particularly funny while for added realism, real life bigwigs Lord "Seb" Coe and London Mayor Boris Johnston are happy to put in cameo appearances too.

The format of Ian arriving for the daily hot-air group-meeting does grate a little after a few episodes while some of the supporting characters lack definition but I think the humour improves when the scenarios are opened out, for example the crazy coach-trip with the Brazilian Olympic delegation or the unveiling of the bizarre backward-counting Olympic Clock complete with its artistically-temperamental creator. The actors cope very well with the demands of their supposedly off-the-cuff, overlapping dialogue although as the DVD-extra cast interviews make clear, not a single line is improvised.

All in all, I think this fresh take on the "mockumentary" concept is a winner, not quite gold-medal standard, but certainly on the podium somewhere.

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