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The Games 

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Mockumentary about the organisation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
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Series cast summary:
John Clarke ...  John 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Bryan Dawe Bryan Dawe ...  Bryan 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Gina Riley Gina Riley ...  Gina 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Nicholas Bell ...  Nicholas 21 episodes, 1998-2000
Tim Schwerdt Tim Schwerdt ...  Tim 12 episodes, 2000
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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>

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

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Funniest show I've ever seen
2 March 2003 | by boethius87See all my reviews

This Australian "mockumentary" played on America's PBS network a couple of years ago. It took me a while to tune into its highly idiosyncractic satire but once I caught on I was hooked. Bureaucracy, media, sports, almost everything is served up on the platter here. I would pay for a DVD collection of this but, alas, it seems to only available in Australia. Pity.


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Australia

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English

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17 August 1998 (Australia) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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