Dodger. Dodger (Billy Jenkins)


  • 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 menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Runaways

12 year-old orphan Jack Dawkins escapes the clutches of evil mill owner, Mr Canker.

Further details

12 year-old orphan Jack Dawkins escapes the clutches of evil mill owner, Mr Canker. With the help of new friend, farm girl Charley, they make their way to London where they soon run into trouble and are chased by hopeless policemen, Duff and Blathers.

As Jack and Charley run through the streets their way is blocked by a mysterious and terrifying figure, which then leads to their first encounter with Fagin's infamous gang.

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th February 2022
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 19th February 2022 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 13th March 2022 2:40pm BBC1 Scot
Sunday 13th March 2022 3:15pm BBC1
Saturday 16th April 2022 3:30pm CBBC
Monday 23rd May 2022 2:00pm CBBC
Monday 14th November 2022 1:25pm CBBC
Friday 30th December 2022 5:50pm CBBC
Saturday 25th February 2023 1:15pm CBBC
Sunday 26th February 2023 4:20pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Billy Jenkins Dodger
Christopher Eccleston Fagin
David Threlfall Sir Charles Rowan
Aabay Ali Charley Bates
Ellie-May Sheridan Polly Crackitt
Mila Lieu Tang
Sam C Wilson Bill Sikes
Lucy Montgomery Minnie Bilge
Javone Prince PC Blathers
Rhys Thomas PC Duff
Guest cast
Colin McFarlane Mr Canker
Tyrae Lammy Nibbs
Nadine Marshall Miss Piptree
Lorraine Bruce Mrs Grundles
Travis Jones Otis Grundles
Tony Way Jon the News
Cole Vernon Begging Child
Natasha Magigi Costermonger
Lenny Rush Crossing Sweeper
Writing team
Rhys Thomas Writer
Production team
Rhys Thomas Director
Francis Gilson Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Rhys Thomas Executive Producer
Lucy Montgomery Executive Producer
Amy Buscombe Executive Producer
Richard Everiss Line Producer
Christopher Bird Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Rob Kelly Casting Director
Jacqueline Mills Costume Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Jules Chapman Make-up Designer
Joel Cadbury Composer
Anthony Noone 1st Assistant Director


Dodger meets Fagin

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

Featuring: Christopher Eccleston (Fagin), Aabay Ali (Charley Bates), Sam C Wilson (Bill Sikes), Billy Jenkins (Dodger), Mila Lieu (Tang) & Ellie-May Sheridan (Polly Crackitt).

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