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 4 - Mudlarks

Chief of Police Sir Charles Rowan becomes even more antagonised by Dodger, and Charley departs for an honest life.

Further details

Fagin's gang encounter Henry Fox Talbot with his new invention - a camera! Dodger manages to steal the camera and take it back to the lair. Fagin is delighted as they can use it to distract people when they are posing and then steal from them.

Dodger's best mate Charley is increasingly uncomfortable about their risky new way of life. She decides to leave, but falls into the hands of the riverside-dwelling mudlarks, a gang of kids who are set to work collecting all the things the filthy River Thames washes up.

Charley is sent on a dangerous mission by Lucifer, a frightening figure with a mysterious love of gold, who takes particular notice of Charley because of her strong country lungs.

Broadcast details

Sunday 27th February 2022
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd April 2022 4:20pm BBC1
Saturday 7th May 2022 3:45pm CBBC
Friday 27th May 2022 2:00pm CBBC
Thursday 17th November 2022 1:20pm CBBC
Saturday 18th March 2023 1:15pm CBBC
Sunday 19th 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
Lucy Montgomery Minnie Bilge
Javone Prince PC Blathers
Rhys Thomas PC Duff
Guest cast
Lenny Rush Crossing Sweeper
Alex Kingston Lucifer
Tim Downie Henry Fox Talbot
Delroy Atkinson Smuggler
Paul Reynolds Hezekiah Stebbing
Florisa Kamara Nelly
Ashirah Foster Notice Bess
Writing team
Rhys Thomas Writer
Lucy Montgomery Writer
Production team
Rhys Thomas Director
Hildegard Ryan 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
Joe Haughey 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
Rick O'Connor 1st Assistant Director


What's Dodger done now?

What's the infamous pickpocket done now?

Featuring: Aabay Ali (Charley Bates), Christopher Eccleston (Fagin), Billy Jenkins (Dodger), Javone Prince (PC Blathers), Rhys Thomas (PC Duff), Connor Curren (Tom Chitling), Mila Lieu (Tang), Ellie-May Sheridan (Polly Crackitt) & Tim Downie (Henry Fox Talbot).

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