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.

Press clippings

Dodger review

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

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 3rd December 2023

Billy Jenkins interview

"The festive special is life and death stuff!"

Caren Clark, What To Watch, 3rd December 2023

Dodger review

This hilarious Dickens prequel is an utter treat.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 3rd December 2023

Christopher Eccleston defends playing Fagin in Oliver Twist series as non-Jewish actor

The British actor played the villainous pickpocket group leader in Dodger, a prequel series made for the BBC's children's channel CBBC.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 8th November 2023

Paul Whitehouse & Nicola Coughlan join Dodger Christmas special on BBC

Dodger is returning for its second Christmas special on BBC One, with a nod to King Charles' coronation and a guest cast including Paul Whitehouse, Simon Callow and Nicola Coughlan as Queen Victoria.

British Comedy Guide, 7th November 2023

Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas on Dodger

Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas, the writers of CBBC's Dodger, explain how the three new specials of the comedy drama came about. The pair also star in and produce the shows with Thomas also directing.

Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas, Televisual, 11th April 2023

Derry Girls and stars of Am I Being Unreasonable? amongst RTS winners

Derry Girls, Brassic, Friday Night Live and Dodger picked up prizes at the The Royal Television Society Awards. There were also trophies for Lenny Rush, Daisy May Cooper, Ambika Mod and Lisa McGee.

British Comedy Guide, 29th March 2023

RTS award nominations revealed

Shortlists for the 2023 RTS Programme Awards have been announced, with Am I Being Unreasonable? picking up four nominations.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2023

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2023 winners

The Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2023 winners include David Quantick, Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery, Michael Spicer, Jack Rooke and Adam Kay.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2023

I talk to Lenny Rush

"By the end of the episode, you see that it's about everyone coming together and having a good time. And that's what Christmas is about, isn't it?"

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 22nd December 2022

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