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 2 - Waxworks

Gang member Tom returns to Fagin's lair to find his bed taken by new boy Dodger.

Further details

The family adventure series set in early Victorian London continues, as gang member Tom returns to Fagin's lair to find his bed taken by new boy Dodger.

Above the notorious Fiddler's Arms pub, Bill Sikes outlines a dangerous money-making opportunity for the gang. Queen Victoria is visiting an unveiling at Madame Tussauds famous waxwork museum the following day and there will be some rich pickings.

Chief of Police Sir Charles Rowan is concerned about a death threat to Queen Victoria and tries to dissuade Her Majesty from attending the waxwork museum, but she is adamant she will go.

Sir Charles sends inept officers Duff and Blathers to the museum to keep watch overnight. They are totally useless, but this walking disaster duo is all Sir Charles has. But will they catch Fagin's pickpocketing gang and save the Queen?

Broadcast details

Sunday 13th February 2022
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 19th February 2022 6:10pm CBBC
Sunday 20th March 2022 1:50pm BBC1
Saturday 23rd April 2022 3:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 25th May 2022 2:05pm CBBC
Tuesday 15th November 2022 1:20pm CBBC
Saturday 4th March 2023 1:20pm CBBC
Sunday 5th March 2023 4:25pm 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
Connor Curren Tom Chitling
Sam C Wilson Bill Sikes
Lucy Montgomery Minnie Bilge
Javone Prince PC Blathers
Rhys Thomas PC Duff
Guest cast
Tanya Reynolds Queen Victoria
Lorraine Bruce Mrs Grundles
Travis Jones Otis Grundles
Tony Way Jon the News
Samantha Spiro Marie Tussaud
Aron Von Andrian Prince Albert
Charlotte Mills Maud Hawk
Sabrina Sandhu Sally
James Fleet Judge Jesiah Fang
Writing team
Rhys Thomas Writer
Lucy Montgomery 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
Jeremy Hewson Director of Photography
Rick O'Connor 1st Assistant Director


Episode 2 teaser

Dodger and the pickpockets get to work...

Featuring: Christopher Eccleston (Fagin), Billy Jenkins (Dodger), Aabay Ali (Charley Bates), Connor Curren (Tom Chitling), Mila Lieu (Tang) & Ellie-May Sheridan (Polly Crackitt).

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