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Living the Dream - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2004

This TV2 take on The Truman Show sees Hawkes Bay vineyard worker Sam participating in a reality show where – unknown to him – all his housemates are fakes. In this first episode Sam’s flatmates play to the archetypes of reality TV, as host Mark Ferguson sets them ridiculous challenges (eg water bomb wet t-shirt reading). The Spinoff 's Alex Casey called it “a one off, never to be repeated format, and crikey it was good, bad TV.” The cast were only let into the show's secrets after winning their parts. Sarah Thomson ('rich bitch' Tiffany) was later an undercover cop on Shortland Street.

What would you do if your entire world turned out to be fake?
– The show's opening

Key Cast & Crew

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Sam Chambers

Subject

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Katie Wolfe

Director, Subject

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Mark Ferguson

Presenter

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Paul Little

Writer

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Kirsty Cooke

As: Betty

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Charlie McDermott

As: Ben

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Produced by

Touchdown Productions