Episode 4

Oliver is compelled by Sikes and Fagin to take part in a robbery and is wounded.

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Fri 6 Feb 2015 03:45

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Mr Bumble has come to London on parochial business. In a local paper he discovers an advertisement asking for any information regarding the whereabouts of one Oliver Twist - and Bumble hurries to the address given...Mr Brownlow's house.

Bumble tells Mr Brownlow about Oliver's running away from Mr Sowerberry...and Mr Brownlow declares he never wants to hear of Oliver again.

Meanwhile Fagin and Sikes meet to plan a burglary. It is agreed that the robbery is possible if a small child can be brought along to go through a window and Fagin offers Oliver's services for the job.

Oliver is dragged through the night to a house in Chertsey. Sikes places Oliver through the window...but the inhabitants are roused and shots are fired. Oliver is pulled back through the window, his arm bleeding.

Back at the workhouse Mrs Corney is summoned to hear the dying words of one of the aged paupers. Old Sally was the nurse on the night that Oliver's mother gave birth in the workhouse and died. She reveals the existence of certain artifacts that she stole from Oliver's mother that night - items that confirm the connection between Oliver and the dead woman. Old Sally dies before she can reveal the exact nature of the items.

Meanwhile, in Chertsey, Oliver lies lifeless - abandoned by Sikes and left for dead.

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