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Twenty Twelve - Series 1 [DVD]

Hugh Bonneville , Jessica Hynes    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman, David Tennant
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004SP0C1U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,745 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

You’re organising one of the most significant events in the world. You’ve got £9bn to spend and plenty of time before the deadline. What can possibly go wrong? Twenty Twelve follows the Games Deliverance Team as they do their level best to get to the end of the day, the end of the week - and, ideally - the end of the Olympics without all the wheels coming off at once.

In this fly on the wall spoof comedy series our heroes have to negotiate Olympian sized hurdles such as getting a busload of non-English speaking Brazilians from A to B, who to appoint to run the Cultural Olympiad and what to do when the much-vaunted wind turbines won’t turn because there’s no wind. And that’s before contending with the fatal flaw in the design of the Countdown Clock.

Special Features
  • Behind-the-scenes interviews

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: You're organising one of the most significant events in the world. You've got 9bn to spend and plenty of time before the deadline. What can possibly go wrong? Twenty Twelve follows the Games Deliverance Team as they do their level best to get to the end of the day, the end of the week - and, ideally - the end of the Olympics without all the wheels coming off at once. In this fly on the wall spoof comedy series our heroes have to negotiate Olympian sized hurdles such as getting a busload of non-English speaking Brazilians from A to B, who to appoint to run the Cultural Olympiad and what to do when the much-vaunted wind turbines won't turn because there's no wind. And that's before contending with the fatal flaw in the design of the Countdown Clock. ...Twenty Twelve - Season 1 ( Twenty Twelve ) ( Twenty Twelve - Season One (2012) )


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic show 23 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
Really funny show and take on the upcoming Olympics organisation process. The humour is very sharp and human, I enjoyed it a lot, can't wait for the second series.

An absolute highlight for me is Jessica Hynes' performance, probably even her best so far!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadpan Comedy Brilliance 28 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
It was no surprise to me to discover the chap who wrote this, John Morton, had People Like Us amongst his previous credits. If you like one you are almost certain to like the other. The style here is a brilliant mix of the deadpan, the wry and the absurd played out by a cast admirably maintaining straight faces throughout. People Like Us is the most obvious precursor I think, but it'd be hard to deny there are also traces of the immortal I'm Alan Partridge (and so, by default, what with it taking so much of it's own cue from IAP, The Office).

I found every episode of Twenty Twelve consistently amusing, at the least, and peppered with genuine laugh-out-loud lines, exchanges and situations. Of the decade so far, I'd say it ranks up there with Facejacker as an instant-classic and indeed, it's already high in the list of best of this century. Personally, I just hope they find time to make another series before the Olympics gets under way. I'd look forward to that more than the Olympics themselves!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For all committee members. 23 Aug 2011
By gibboo
Format:DVD
This series is a must for anybody who has sat on or chaired a committee, any committee, as it is not the subject matter that is of interest, although very funny, it is the type of person that can be recognised and is ever present at these meetings. The PA person is so typical of the type, all talk and very little substance with little or no real knowledge of the subject.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 9 April 2012
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I first saw episodes of this series on a flight and was laughing so hard that fellow passengers started to turn and stare...so when I got off the plane, I went straight onto Amazon to order the series. Even though I am not British, I am an active sports participant and love the Olympics - so perhaps that is why I love this series so much. I have watched several episodes many times and still find them hilarious - in fact I now start laughing before things have happened just because I know what is happening next. There was a similar series in Australia before the 2000 Olympics (called "The Games") and I think this is just as good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect mockumentary 30 May 2012
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We've all worked with people like this - now you'll be able to see the funny side! The actors are perfect and the scripts inspired. Not many countries in the world would be able to laugh at themselves in this way. And Lord Coe makes a guest appearance. Brilliant. I really do think that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blisteringly funny 29 May 2012
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For anyone who has ever been to a meeting, this series is a joy. Hugh Bonneville is a genius and is surrounded by a wonderful cast. The comedy is perfect and the silliness of what lots of us have to listen to at work is enshrined skilfully. We have watched most of the episodes several times. I don't think we will ever tire of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty Twelve 10 May 2012
By Mark
Format:DVD
Absolutely wonderful. Haven't laughed so much in a long while. Good characters, good script, well played. So reminds me of my own working environment - only exaggerated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD 29 April 2012
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I missed the original series when it was broadcast but have really enjoyed watching this DVD. A truly magnificent send up of all the twaddle and hype that surrounds the Olympics delivery and legacy teams, if you like a really good laugh watch it! :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 2012 series 1
I missed this superb series first time round on TV, very watchable and believable, fine acting by all the cast
Published 2 months ago by charlie
1.0 out of 5 stars A bit pants.
I'm afraid I just don't get this. The first 10 minutes or so is Ok but it's just effectively the same joke all the way through. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Al
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
We had enjoyed the second series and thought we would like to see the first. We were not disappointed. It was hilarious, especially the scene with the Olympic clock.
Published 16 months ago by Grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Series; Even Better When you can Watch it Again
I got two of these for two people who work in the public sector and they both absolutely love it. I'd rate the first series over the second series, although both are good. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J. Farnhill
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
So funny - cleverly written and most beautifully acted by the classy cast - we have watched this a number of times and it just gets better
Published 19 months ago by GtheReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty Twelve DVD Review
This DVD (along with the Green Wing) is one of the best I have had the pleasure of watching.
I have not met one person who has not enjoyed watching it. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Teresa Judd
5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty Twelve
I enjoyed this clever series very much. I found it one of the refreshingly different productions. If you like something simple and straightforward perhaps it wouldn't be for you... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes... it's funny
It's funny but in a wierd sense of humour way.
It's not for every one.
But i was rolling around on the floor laughing. Read more
Published 20 months ago by P. D. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect,
Bought to take away on a walking holiday. Plenty of laughs every night, relaxing with a drink in one hand.
Published 20 months ago by Hilary Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Only caught up with this in Series 2, so ordered Series 1. It's brilliant, so well acted and very very funny.
Published 20 months ago by Happy gardener
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