Comedy TV Series:

The Games - Series One (2 Disc Set)

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"Excellent - and nearly a real documentary!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Oh so close to the truth! Clever interactions between the main characters as they endeavour to host an Olympic spectacle despite the intentions of inept government ministers and their flunkies, leads to a hilarious send up of all things corporate, ministerial and spin doctoring. Whether it is a dead IOC member to entertain, sorting out swimming timetables that have competitors racing in the middle of the night to meet US TV schedules or incompetent contractors who build 100m athletics track 6m too short, this team deals with the craziness around them taking project management to a new high or should I say low. Well worth the purchase – please release the second season!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Very funny"
5 stars"
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Classic John Clarke

5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

John Clark at his best. So very clever. Loved it in 2000 on TV and great to see the thirteen episodes of the first series again. Looking forward to the second series on DVD.


Relive the triumphs!

The hit mockumentary TV comedy series parodying the Sydney Olympic Games organising committee is available for the first time in a double disc set! Includes all eleven 30 minute episodes from series one.

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?

"John is a man who reinvents everything he touches. He sends up politicians without ever impersonating them. He presents the organisation of the Games and makes it worse than we could ever have expected."
-Shane Maloney (The Age)

-Pilot Episode Audio Commentary By John Clarke
-Umbrella Propaganda
Re-released on
January 19th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
  • Comedy
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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