The Games (1998)

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The Games was an Australian mockumentary television series about the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The series was originally broadcast on the ABC and had two seasons of 13 episodes each, the first in 1998 and the second in 2000.

'The Games' starred satirists John Clarke and Bryan Dawe along with Australian comedian Gina Riley and actor Nicholas Bell. It was written by John Clarke and Ross Stevenson. The series centred on the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and satirised corruption and cronyism in the Olympic movement, bureaucratic ineptness in the New South Wales public service, and unethical behaviour within politics and the media. An unusual feature of the show was that the characters shared the same name as the actors who played them, to enhance the illusion of a documentary on the Sydney Games.

Series Cast

  1. John Clarke as John

    John Clarke


    26 Episodes

  2. Bryan Dawe as Bryan

    Bryan Dawe


    26 Episodes

  3. Gina Riley as Gina

    Gina Riley


    26 Episodes

  4. Nicholas Bell as Nicholas and Nicholas (voice)

    Nicholas Bell

    Nicholas, Nicholas (voice)

    21 Episodes

  5. Ross Stevenson

    Radio Commentator (voice), Albert Einstein, Todor Stoyanov, Radio Commentator

    5 Episodes

  6. Andrew Curry

    Kid Curry

    3 Episodes

  7. Louise Siversen

    Jasmine Holt

    2 Episodes

  8. Simon Palomares


    2 Episodes

  9. Bernadette Schwerdt

    Fran Hyett, Art Inquiry Questioner

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

2000 • 13 Episodes

Season 2 of The Games premiered on June 19, 2000.

The End

(2x13, September 11, 2000) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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