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Escape of the Artful Dodger

All Episodes 2002 - 2001

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  • Ended
  • Nine Network
  • 2001-09-17T10:30:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins (13 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
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Set in 1832, Escape of the Artful Dodger picks up where Charles Dicken's novel "Oliver Twist" left off. It follows the life and adventures of Jack Dawkins aka the Artful Dodger as he is transported to Australia for 7 years. He wants a new life and a new start... On the ship Pride of Erin, Oliver is also aboard, being accompained by Hannah, who has come from Hamburg, Germany to find her brother Will who is already in Australia as her parents are now dead. But on the voyage she finds out that the Captain is planning on framing the Dodger from a crime he is going to committ as they escape from the ship all the adventure and danger begins... The series was filmed entirely in New South Wales, Australia, and was nominated for Best Children's TV Drama at the 2002 Australian Film Awards. Other Titles Working Title: The Fate of the Artful Dodger German Title: Verloren in Sydney
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17 episodes

Special 1

  • 2002-09-28T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

Special 2

  • 2002-10-05T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

Special 3

  • 2002-10-12T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

Special 4

  • 2002-10-19T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

1x01 Jack in the Box

  • Series Premiere

    2001-09-17T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

After helping Oliver return to his grandfather, Mr. Brownlow, Dodger is arrested and sentenced to be transported to the Australian colonies for seven years. Oliver too is sent to the colonies, to learn the family trading business. And so, together, they set sail on one of the Brownlow ships

1x02 Welcome to the New World

  • 2001-09-24T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

The Dodger and Wild Will make a desperate break for freedom while Oliver and Hannah have problems of their own, upon arrival.

1x03 Blamed and Framed

  • 2001-10-01T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

The Theatre finds itself experiencing hard times, while The Dodger remains determined to rescue Wild Will.

1x04 Den Of Thieves

  • 2001-10-08T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

Hannah longs to find out what has happened to her brother, while the boys are pre-occupied by a gang of street-kids responsible for a minor crime-wave.

1x05 The Boy Who Knew Too Much

  • 2001-10-15T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

The Dodger meets his match when a teenager on his way to university in England decides to employ his amatuer detective skills to do what Sergeant Bates has failed to do… track down the Dodger.

1x06 The Spider's Web

  • 2001-10-22T10:30:00Z — 30 mins

Becky and Dr. Hartmann make a surprising discovery linking their theatre with the Artful Dodger, while Oliver and Hannah's guilt over their actions leads them into Fagin's power.

1x07 The Bad Old Days

  • 2001-10-29T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

Desperate to find her missing brother, Hannah has only one clue—the ship aboard which he was supposed to arrive. Oliver and Hannah know that information has been removed from Bates' office, but gathering the proof is a problem in itself.

1x08 Lord of the Manor

  • 2001-11-05T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

Desperate to get to Michael, Oliver and Hannah canvas the possibility of gaining access to Colonel Springer's farm, under the guise of Chimney Sweeps, while the Dodger remains anxious to redeem himself.

1x09 Captain Lightning

  • 2001-11-13T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

Trying to impress Becky, Wild Will is keen to help the kids in their search for the truth about Michael Schuller. This involves taking risks in Sydney Town, and causes more trouble than it's worth

1x10 Something Will Turn Up

  • 2001-11-19T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

Bates, suspecting that Fagin's long friendship with the Dodger is preventing him from handing the Dodger over, puts pressure on Kelly and Scratch to work for him, behind Fagin's back.

1x11 Inside Job

  • 2001-11-27T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

When their hideout is exposed, the children are faced with major dilemmas on all fronts. And now, Scratch lies sick and helpless in their Theatre hideout. Do you help your enemy, with the knowledge that you might be contributing to your downfall?

1x12 Betrayed

  • 2001-12-05T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

Bates is furious to discover the cell is empty and the Dodger has apparently escaped. How could he know that the Dodger is still trapped in the storeroom? However, could the Dodger have pushed his luck one step too far…

1x13 Jack Be Nimble

  • 2001-12-10T10:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dodger and Kelly, now reluctant allies, flee to the only refuge left —Will's bush camp. But where the rest have been taken and why, remains a mystery.

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