|12 Dec 2022|
The BBC family comedy drama Dodger has won the award for Best Scripted Programme in the 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Awards, which were presented in London recently.
Mark Freeland (School 1976-81) is the executive producer on the ten-part series, which was shown on CBBC and BBC One in March this year. A further two special episodes have recently aired on CBBC, and it is also available on BBC iPlayer.
The series is set in 1830s Victorian London, and revolves around Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger, and his exploits as part of Fagin's gang. The show is a prequel to the character's appearance in Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist.
Mark was previously Head of Programmes at Sky, Head of Comedy at the BBC, Controller of Comedy, Drama and Entertainment at the BBC then Executive at Working Title and NBC Universal Studios, which was commissioned by the BBC to make Dodger.