Twenty Twelve, Season 1Closed Captioning
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Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore and Olivia Colman star in this mock-documentary following the challenges - both personal and professional - faced by the team responsible for delivering the biggest show on Earth: the 2012 Olympics. From 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, it's all in a day's work for the men and women whose job it is to stage the greatest sporting event in the world.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||With time ticking inexorably downwards the marketing team come up with a major public event to mark the 1,000 days to go milestone. A huge clock designed by a contemporary British artist. The only problem is that the clock has a potentially disastrous design flaw which no-one seems to have noticed.||27:51||$2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||A visiting group of dignitaries from Rio (the Olympic host in 2016) is in London for the week. For Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher and his team the mission is simple. They have to get them across London in time to meet Lord Coe for an official reception at the Olympic Stadium. What can possibly go wrong?||29:11||$2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||It's another challenging week for Head of Deliverance, Ian Fletcher and his team. Roman remains have been discovered on the site of the Aquatics Center, forcing them to contemplate radical last minute modifications to the design of the building.||28:19||$2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||Dave Wellbeck is an ex-athlete, double Olympic silver medalist and in theory a natural choice as Brand Ambassador for Raising the Bar - a scheme to get young people inspired by Olympic ideals. He's hard working, conscientious and loyal but the truth is that he has about as much charisma as a dimmer switch. Ian and Siobhan have different views on how to deal with the problem.||29:17||$2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||There are only three applicants for the post of Curator of the Cultural Olympiad so how difficult can it be to select the best candidate? Ian and the team are about to find out when they are forced to go through a series of spectacular u-turns.||29:25||$2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||The decision to hold equestrian events in Greenwich Park is one of the most controversial choices made by the Olympic authorities. Among the local residents against it is self-style maverick film director Tony Ward. Over thirty years have passed since his one and only successful film, so he’s had a lot of time to think about how angry he is and to plan his campaign of protest.||27:25||$2.49||View in iTunes|
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Watched the first two episodes of this series on an Air Canada flight last week. Very funny show with great characters and writing! Was really pleased to see it available through iTunes!
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After the first episode, I thought "too true." After the second, I thought, "been there, done that." I was hooked--sure, its exaggerated and no Olympic organizing committee could be this incompetent (or could they?), but this mock documentary really delivers the goods on what we can only imagine has been going on for the past two years in the offices of the real Olympic Deliverance Committee (deliver us from the Olympics is more like it). Recommended--and you needn't get the HD version, the SD is fine for this.