Dodger. Dodger (Billy Jenkins)
Dodger

Dodger

  • TV comedy drama
  • CBBC / BBC One
  • 2022 - 2023
  • 14 episodes (1 series)

Family comedy series about the Artful Dodger, set in 1830s Dickensian London. Stars Billy Jenkins, Christopher Eccleston, David Threlfall, Saira Choudhry, Aabay Ali and more.

  • Episode 1 repeated Friday 31st May at 5:30pm on CBBC
Dodger. Image shows from L to R: Polly (Ellie-May Sheridan), Tang (Mila Lieu), Fagin (Christopher Eccleston), Dodger (Billy Jenkins), Charley Bates (Aabay Ali)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2022 - 2023
Channels
CBBC, BBC One
Episodes
14 (1 series)
Stars
Billy Jenkins, Christopher Eccleston, David Threlfall, Saira Choudhry, Aabay Ali, Ellie-May Sheridan, Mila Lieu, Connor Curren and more
Writers
Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery
Directors
Rhys Thomas and Hildegard Ryan
Producers
Francis Gilson, Mark Freeland, Rhys Thomas, Lucy Montgomery, Amy Buscombe and Richard Everiss
Company

A funny, optimistic, fast-paced comedy drama full of jeopardy, Dodger is set before the events of Charles Dickens's iconic novel, Oliver Twist. There are some familiar characters and a whole gallery of colourful, new ones. Each episode is a standalone adventure brought together at the end of the series with some dramatic reveals and surprises.

Dodger follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin's gang as they find ingenious ways to survive the grim and exploitative conditions of early Victorian London in the 1830s.

The group of young misfits is led by Dodger and his pickpocketing partner-in-crime, Charley Bates, a girl from the countryside with a mysterious past. They are joined by Polly, Tang and Dodger's adversary in the gang, Tom. Together the orphans duck and dive their way through the criminal underworld, trying to make a better life for themselves, whilst satisfying Fagin's pickpocketing demands and avoiding the hangman's noose. The police are always just one step away with Sir Charles Rowan becoming increasingly obsessed about how to deal with the gang and catch Dodger.

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Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 6th February 2022 at 5:30pm on CBBC
Next repeats
  1. Episode 1: Friday 31st May at 5:30pm on CBBC
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