Episode 2

Episode 2 of an adaptation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

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Fri 23 Jan 2015 03:45


Oliver reaches Barnet on the outskirts of London where he is approached by another boy calling himself the Artful Dodger. 
The Dodger quickly establishes that Oliver needs a place to stay and recommends a 'respectable gentleman' that he knows in London.Oliver is alarmed by the sight of Saffron Hill - the neighbourhood that he is taken to - close to present-day Clerkenwell. 
In a decaying old building he is introduced to Fagin and various other boys who live there.Over the next few days Oliver stays with Fagin and the other boys. On one occasion he awakes to find Fagin admiring some jewels and other valuables in his possession. And on another he watches a 'game' played in which the Dodger and another boy called Charley Bates try to remove items from Fagin's pockets without him becoming aware.
Oliver grows eager to go outside and does so in the company of Dodger and Charley. However, when Oliver sees them picking the pocket of an old gentleman while his back is turned he suddenly understands the significance of the earlier 'game'. 
All three boys make a run for it but Oliver is felled by a bystander and is dragged off to appear before the magistrate, Mr Fang.


Role Contributor
WriterCharles Dickens
AbridgerPenny Leicester
DirectorJohn Taylor
Mrs BedwinRachel Atkins
OliverJozef Batterberry
FaginMichael Cochrane
NancyClare Corbett
Mr BumbleStephen Critchlow
Charley BatesLewis Jamieson
SikesJonathan Keeble
Mr BrownlowJames Lailey
RosePoppy Miller
Noah ClaypoleChris Pavlo
The Artful DodgerBailey Pepper
MonksCarl Prekopp
Mrs MannJane Whittenshaw
NarratorGreg Wise
ProducerAndrew Barnes
Production AssistantLaura Hyde