Submissions closed

2023 Nominees


Universal International Studios, Universal Studio Group, BBC


- Live Action: Youth

BAFTA-nominated Dodger is an optimistic and fast-paced series set in Victorian London and before the events of Oliver Twist. Writers Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery have fearlessly expanded Dicken’s rich world to create an energetic and fresh universe of their own, and in doing so have brought a new, diverse audience with them. Dodger was an ambitious commission for CBBC that has shaped the broadcaster’s traditional offering, becoming iPlayer’s top title for attracting new users to the streaming platform. The cinematic production first launched on CBBC & BBC iPlayer but was later promoted to BBC One in the coveted Sunday afternoon slot – a testament to its quality and broad appeal. There are very few genuine family dramas that appeal to everyone in the way that Dodger does so authentically. Dodger is briming with adventure and heart, making it a perfect viewing for the whole family.