Episode 6

Episode 6 of an adaptation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

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15 minutes

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Fri 27 Feb 2015 03:45

Synopsis

Oliver is enjoying a new life in the country with Rose and Mrs Maylie but his new-found comfort is disturbed when Rose falls dangerously ill. Oliver takes a letter summoning Dr Losberne into town to post, where he has a chance meeting with Monks.
Monks recognises Oliver and recoils at the sight of him; Oliver though has no idea who Monks is.
Mrs Maylie also summons her son - Harry - and it becomes clear that Harry and Rose have an established and deeply-felt love for each other.
Rose recovers and life in the country returns to normal, with Oliver taking lessons from a local tutor. But one day he falls asleep at his books and two figures approach the window of his room through the garden. It is Monks and Fagin - who has come to confirm Oliver's identity and location.
Oliver awakes and Harry and the servants give chase to the two men but to no avail.The scene changes to the workhouse where Oliver was born. Mr Bumble is now master of the workhouse, having made an unhappy match with Mrs Corney. At the local inn he is approached by Monks who has come to seek him out. Monks wants to know the circumstances of Oliver's birth...and Mr Bumble, sensing financial advantage, is only too happy to help him.

Credits

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