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The carefully-assembled crack team of experts tasked with bringing the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to life are back grappling with budget blowouts, political disasters, security issues, media interference, problems with construction, the venues and even the sports themselves. Join John Clarke, Bryan Dawe and Gina Riley as they are once more followed by a film crew who document their bumbling preparations for the Games.

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The carefully-assembled crack team of experts tasked with bringing the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to life are back grappling with budget blowouts, political disasters, security issues, media interference, problems with construction, the venues and even the sports themselves. Join John Clarke, Bryan Dawe and Gina Riley as they are once more followed by a film crew who document their bumbling preparations for the Games.

    • Episode 1

    In the Public Interest

    John, Bryan and Gina report on the progress they've made over the past eighteen months. Some prominent members of the organising team are deeply implicated in a corruption scandal.

    • 26 Minutes

    John, Bryan and Gina report on the progress they've made over the past eighteen months. Some prominent members of the organising team are deeply implicated in a corruption scandal.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Talking to the Troops

    John, Bryan and Gina answer difficult questions at an extended staff meeting. The team's negative attitude towards the filming of their daily activities takes a more positive turn when the profit generated by the documentary is revealed.

    • 26 Minutes

    John, Bryan and Gina answer difficult questions at an extended staff meeting. The team's negative attitude towards the filming of their daily activities takes a more positive turn when the profit generated by the documentary is revealed.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Reconciliation

    John is the lone attendee of a transportation meeting. A 'Mr Sydney Olympic Games' claims trademark infringement over the use of his name. The US Special Ambassador draws attention to the plight of Indigenous Australians but Gina saves the day with an apology from John Howard (the actor).

    • 27 Minutes

    John is the lone attendee of a transportation meeting. A 'Mr Sydney Olympic Games' claims trademark infringement over the use of his name. The US Special Ambassador draws attention to the plight of Indigenous Australians but Gina saves the day with an apology from John Howard (the actor).

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    IOC Man

    A conman poses as a visiting IOC official and extracts over $25,000 worth of hospitality from Gina. He also manages to spot a much bigger con job being perpetrated by the Australian federal government.

    • 27 Minutes

    A conman poses as a visiting IOC official and extracts over $25,000 worth of hospitality from Gina. He also manages to spot a much bigger con job being perpetrated by the Australian federal government.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Inquiry

    The team learns how to handle the difficult questions being asked by the independent inquiries with responses such as: 'not in my presence,' 'not to my knowledge,' and 'may I have a glass of water'.

    • 26 Minutes

    The team learns how to handle the difficult questions being asked by the independent inquiries with responses such as: 'not in my presence,' 'not to my knowledge,' and 'may I have a glass of water'.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Pommy Visitor

    An English representative of the London 2012 Olympic bid committee visits the team and manages to sell the leased furniture of the Sydney Olympic committee. The sale causes embarrassment to the minister when it is discovered that his signature is on the original lease.

    • 27 Minutes

    An English representative of the London 2012 Olympic bid committee visits the team and manages to sell the leased furniture of the Sydney Olympic committee. The sale causes embarrassment to the minister when it is discovered that his signature is on the original lease.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Immigration

    Bryan and Gina play a practical joke on John. The minister's secretary issues an erroneous press release under Gina's name. John and Gina fight to thwart the minister's plans to import talented foreign athletes to compete as Australians.

    • 27 Minutes

    Bryan and Gina play a practical joke on John. The minister's secretary issues an erroneous press release under Gina's name. John and Gina fight to thwart the minister's plans to import talented foreign athletes to compete as Australians.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Job Search

    With Bryan and Gina spending most of their time organising jobs for themselves following the Olympics, John is determined to regain their focus. However, John's own focus takes a surprising turn while wining and dining a visiting official from the Greece Olympics organising committee.

    • 26 Minutes

    With Bryan and Gina spending most of their time organising jobs for themselves following the Olympics, John is determined to regain their focus. However, John's own focus takes a surprising turn while wining and dining a visiting official from the Greece Olympics organising committee.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 9

    Strike

    Bryan demonstrates to a sceptical John how companies can take financial advantage of the Olympic Games organising committee. Gina's plan to embarrass the minister by causing a strike during the Olympics backfires when a trade union official caves to Gina's aggressive negotiating style.

    • 27 Minutes

    Bryan demonstrates to a sceptical John how companies can take financial advantage of the Olympic Games organising committee. Gina's plan to embarrass the minister by causing a strike during the Olympics backfires when a trade union official caves to Gina's aggressive negotiating style.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 10

    Solar

    The team finds a way to decline the loan of Picasso's Guernica painting for display during the games. A discussion about the buying and selling of power ensues after it's revealed the Games organisation has been generating electricity via solar panels.

    • 27 Minutes

    The team finds a way to decline the loan of Picasso's Guernica painting for display during the games. A discussion about the buying and selling of power ensues after it's revealed the Games organisation has been generating electricity via solar panels.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 11

    Sponsorship and Media Discontent

    The team struggle with disgruntled sponsors who are refused the ticket allocations they were promised. After making indiscreet comments at a dinner, John is sent on a holiday. An athlete changes her name to a prominent soft drink brand � a direct competitor to an Olympic sponsor.

    • 27 Minutes

    The team struggle with disgruntled sponsors who are refused the ticket allocations they were promised. After making indiscreet comments at a dinner, John is sent on a holiday. An athlete changes her name to a prominent soft drink brand � a direct competitor to an Olympic sponsor.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 12

    Four Corners

    When Four Corners threaten to broadcast a secretly filmed meeting between John and Bryan, the minister's secretary convinces them he can have the program stopped if they come and work at a soon-to-be-created government department. A revised program goes to air � with unexpected results.

    • 27 Minutes

    When Four Corners threaten to broadcast a secretly filmed meeting between John and Bryan, the minister's secretary convinces them he can have the program stopped if they come and work at a soon-to-be-created government department. A revised program goes to air � with unexpected results.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 13

    The End

    When an act for the closing ceremony becomes unavailable, the team stand in as understudies during a rehearsal. John Farnham provides personal instruction to Tim, the team's secretary. The team score tickets to 'the best seats in the house' � flights out of Australia during the Olympic Games.

    • 26 Minutes

    When an act for the closing ceremony becomes unavailable, the team stand in as understudies during a rehearsal. John Farnham provides personal instruction to Tim, the team's secretary. The team score tickets to 'the best seats in the house' � flights out of Australia during the Olympic Games.

    • 26 Minutes
© 2000 Finishing Touches Productions Pty Ltd and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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