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  • 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 (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004SP0C1U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,360 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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.

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  • Behind-the-scenes interviews

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. Pozsgai on 23 Oct. 2011
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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 By Mr Coyote on 28 Aug. 2011
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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 By gibboo on 23 Aug. 2011
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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 By Shop Queen Singers on 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 By Bellaqua on 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 By Agnes Brown on 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 By Mark on 10 May 2012
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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 By daylight on 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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