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.

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Dodger. Image shows left to right: Royston, Chief of the Yeoman Guard (Paul Whitehouse), The Archbishop of Canterbury (Simon Callow), John Bridge, The Crown Jeweller (Alex Macqueen), Queen Victoria (Nicola Coughlan), US President Martin Van Buren (Toby Stephens)
Fagin and the gang's biggest heist yet - getting their hands on Queen Victoria's crown from her Coronation ceremony.

Further details

June 1838. After a year of living on the run, Fagin, Dodger and the gang return to London to pull off their biggest mission yet - to rob the Crown Jewels during the rehearsal of Queen Victoria's coronation. Can they steal it from beneath her very nose? There is one man who stands in their way - the American President and guest of honour, Martin Van Buren. Other lead characters include the prissy crown jeweller John Bridge, the long suffering Archbishop of Canterbury William Howley and Chief Yeoman Warder Royston Pickford.

Dodger. Image shows left to right: Queen Victoria (Nicola Coughlan), Dodger (Billy Jenkins)
Dodger. Image shows left to right: Dodger (Billy Jenkins), Fagin (Christopher Eccleston)

Broadcast details

Sunday 3rd December 2023
55 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th December 2023 5:50pm CBBC
Friday 22nd December 2023 4:00pm CBBC
Monday 25th December 2023 4:45pm CBBC
Friday 29th December 2023 10:30am BBC1

Cast & crew

Billy Jenkins Dodger
Christopher Eccleston Fagin
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
Tony Way Jon the News
Lenny Rush Crossing Sweeper
Ed Kear Neville
Simon Callow The Archbishop of Canterbury
Nicola Coughlan Queen Victoria
Toby Stephens US President Martin Van Buren
Paul Whitehouse Royston, Chief of the Yeoman Guard
Dan Skinner (as Dan Renton Skinner) Maurice The Beefeater
Alex Macqueen John Bridge, The Crown Jeweller
Writing team
Rhys Thomas Writer
Lucy Montgomery Writer
Production team
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Rhys Thomas Executive Producer
Lucy Montgomery Executive Producer
Lauriel Martin Producer
Amy Buscombe Commissioning Editor
Sarah Muller Commissioning Editor


Coronation trailer

BAFTA and RTS-winning BBC comedy drama Dodger returns for another Christmas special! Launches 29th November on BBC iPlayer.


Dodger review

Please, Sir! We want more, more, more of this fizzingly witty Dickens adaptation.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 3rd December 2023

Dodger review

This hilarious Dickens prequel is an utter treat.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 3rd December 2023

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