June 19 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club has featured in a BBC spoof documentary about the trials and tribulations of organising the Olympic Games.
The club made an appearance in Tuesday’s episode of the comedy, Twenty Twelve, which stars Downtown Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville.
The episode sees the Olympic Delivarance Commission struggle to find a football club to take on the 60,000 seat Olympic Stadium after the Games.
In one scene optimistic Kay Hope, head of sustainability at the ODL, visits the Victoria Road stadium and asks fictional director of Daggers, Dave Mills, if the club might be interested in making the move. A bemused Dave explains that this would not be such a good idea.
To watch the episode go to www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and search Twenty Twelve.
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