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Bootleg - a new CBBC drama in which kids take on the government when chocolate is banned

When chocolate is banned by the newly elected GoodforYou political party, two 13-year-old boys and some surprising adult collaborators conspire to undermine this cruel law and bring down the government.

Kids can not take this lying down. They use their initiative to take on the government.

A CBBC Production in association with Burberry Productions, written by Alex Shearer and Paul Smith and filmed on location in Melbourne, Australia.

The cast of Bootleg

Bootleg - synopis of part one

Synopses of the other episodes are available, for press use only, from the BBC Press Office.

Behind the scenes


Huntley Steven Geller
Smudger Anthony Hammer
Mrs Bubby Gemma Jones
Mr Blades Martin Jarvis
Myrtle Heli Simpson
Frankie Crawley Damien Bodie
Dave Hussain Aljin Abella
Mrs Spring Louise Siversen
The Prime Minister Tim Robertson


Ewan Burnett Producer
Ian Gilmour Director
Elaine Sperber Executive Producer (CBBC)

Biographies - cast

Biographies - crew

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