DODGER Saira Choudhry announced as Nancy
Saira Choudhry will play series lead, Nancy in the ten-part BBC series.
Christopher Eccleston (The A Word, The Leftovers) takes the role of Fagin and David Threlfall (Shameless, Housewife, 49) plays Chief of Police, Sir Charles Rowan, in Dodger, a new ten-part family adventure set to air next year on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.
Playing Dodger is Billy Jenkins (The Crown), with filming already underway in Manchester and various locations around the north west.
A funny, optimistic, fast-paced comedy drama full of jeopardy, Dodger (10x45’) is set before the events of Charles Dickens’ iconic novel, Oliver Twist. There are some familiar characters and a whole gallery of colourful, new ones. Each episode is a standalone adventure brought together at the end of the series with some dramatic reveals and surprises.
Produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, Dodger follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin’s gang as they find ingenious ways to survive the grim and exploitative conditions of early Victorian London in the 1830s.