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Six to watch: Mockumentaries

As Twenty Twelve lands on BBC4, we take a look back at six of the best mockumentaries

It is a distinctly British way to celebrate London holding the 2012 Olympic games – make a mock doc about the organising committee behind them. Twenty Twelve, which lands on BBC4 tonight with its tongue firmly in its cheek and People Like Us writer/director John Morton at the helm, is the latest mockumentary to raise a giggle. A gaggle of funny men and women have adopted the format, producing a string of superb spoofs along the way. So here are six of our favourites: shows that have usurped the documentary format and transformed it into a brilliant vehicle for belly laughs. But what have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

The Office (2001-2003)

The Office represents a high point for the genre and, arguably, Ricky Gervais's career. The deserved winner

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