When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.
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Greg Saunders ...
 Ron Moore (3 episodes, 2002)
Roz Hammond ...
 Tricia Moore (3 episodes, 2002)
Rhondda Findleton ...
 Carol Hunter (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Darius Crowe (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Martin Burrows (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Frankie Crawley (3 episodes, 2002)
Heli Simpson ...
 Myrtle Jackson (3 episodes, 2002)
Aljin Abella ...
 Dave Hoosan (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Sweeping man (3 episodes, 2002)
Sean Barker ...
 Trooper (3 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Bliss ...
 Information Film Boy (3 episodes, 2002)
Darcy Bonser ...
 Ben (2002) (3 episodes, 2002)
Frank Bren ...
 Shopkeeper (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Trooper (3 episodes, 2002)
Christopher Bunworth ...
 TV studio director (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Defence secretary (3 episodes, 2002)
Marco Chiappi ...
 Mr. Feely (3 episodes, 2002)
Janelle Da Silva ...
 Television presenter (3 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Daperis ...
 Derek Crawley (3 episodes, 2002)
Cherise Donovan ...
 Tracey (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mr. Jackson (3 episodes, 2002)
Steven Geller ...
 Mike 'Huntley' Hunter (3 episodes, 2002)
Anthony Hammer ...
 Jason 'Smudger' Moore (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mr. Blades (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mrs. Bubby (3 episodes, 2002)
Flynn Jungwirth ...
 Trooper (3 episodes, 2002)
Terry Kenwrick ...
 Committee member (3 episodes, 2002)
Bruce Kerr ...
 Chancellor (3 episodes, 2002)
Lachlan Macdonald ...
 Trooper (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mr. Farmer (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Angie Powers (3 episodes, 2002)
Esme Melville ...
 Old Lady (3 episodes, 2002)
Stephanie Millar ...
 TV Newscaster (3 episodes, 2002)
Paul Moder ...
 Estate Agent (3 episodes, 2002)
Denis Moore ...
 Wolfgang Puckl (3 episodes, 2002)
Alfred Nicdao ...
 Kenny Yap (3 episodes, 2002)
Eddie Perfect ...
 TV studio floor manager (3 episodes, 2002)
Andrew Peters ...
 Treatment officer (3 episodes, 2002)
Tony Rickards ...
 Fishy Brian (3 episodes, 2002)
Giles Rittman ...
 Information Film Boy (3 episodes, 2002)
Tim Robertson ...
 Prime Minister Tom Turner (3 episodes, 2002)
Keir Saltmarsh ...
 TV shop owner (3 episodes, 2002)
Ian Scott ...
 Crowe's Assistant (3 episodes, 2002)
Louise Siversen ...
 Mrs. Spring (3 episodes, 2002)
Richael Tanner ...
 Kylie Moore (3 episodes, 2002)
Scott Terrill ...
 Chewing gum man (3 episodes, 2002)
Paul Upchurch ...
 Seedy Man (3 episodes, 2002)
Cam Van Steel ...
 Trooper (3 episodes, 2002)
Leah Vandenberg ...
 Wendy (3 episodes, 2002)
Richard Vette ...
 Trooper (3 episodes, 2002)
Danica Wild ...
 Chloe Feely (3 episodes, 2002)
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When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.

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Australian (Victorian) number plates are clearly visible. See more »

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Remade as Chocolate Underground (2008) See more »

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A tongue-in-cheek take on Orwell's '1984'
15 December 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have only seen the first two episodes of this series so far, but one thing that has stuck in my mind is the similarities between this miniseries and the book '1984' by George Orwell. Since I enjoyed that book, I have found myself greatly enjoying this series.

The way I see it, the Good for You party (great name by the way) is like INGSOC in 1984, and the methods used against people who like chocolate are very much like the methods used by the Thought Police and the Ministry of Love. The preview shown for the third episode seems to confirm this.

However, Bootleg seems to be a lot more optimistic than 1984, although this may change later.

One thing that lets this series down is that it is supposed to be set in England, as shown by the use of pounds for money, but it is quite clearly filmed in Melbourne, Australia, and makes use of many Australian actors with obvious accents. This is really my only serious problem with this series.

Overall, this is a good series, and well worth a look if you have read 1984. If you enjoyed this series, I recommend obtaining a copy of the book 1984, so you can see where the writers got their ideas.

8/10


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