Dodgem is a British TV drama that aired for six episodes in 1991. The series follows Simon Leighton (Sean Maguire) as he enters a children's home because his father is reeling over the ... See full summary »
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 Simon Leighton (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Rose Penfold (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Charlie Penfold (6 episodes, 1991)
John Telfer ...
 Alex Leighton (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Rick Bayne (5 episodes, 1991)
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 Ruth (3 episodes, 1991)
James Marcus ...
 Tucker (3 episodes, 1991)
Jamie Golding ...
 Tanyard (3 episodes, 1991)
Alan Thompson ...
 Grandfather (3 episodes, 1991)
Doreen Andrew ...
 Grandmother (3 episodes, 1991)
Adam Searles ...
 Little Lee (3 episodes, 1991)
Erin Geraghty ...
 Linda Leighton (3 episodes, 1991)
Olayinka Williams ...
 Paula (3 episodes, 1991)
Feri Beard ...
 Michelle (3 episodes, 1991)
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Dodgem is a British TV drama that aired for six episodes in 1991. The series follows Simon Leighton (Sean Maguire) as he enters a children's home because his father is reeling over the death of Simon's mother and unable to care for Simon. Abandoned by his father, Simon's only friend is a wild girl, Rose (Lucy Penfold), who also lives at the children's home. In 1992, the series won a RTS Television Award for Best Children's - Drama and Light Entertainment. Written by GrimriiperX

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Teen Fairground Fun
26 April 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty reasonable six part teatime drama from the beeb. Sticking closly to the book it tells the story of simon. Simons father hasnt coped with the death of his wife and is in a pit of depression. Simon gets sent to the local kids home. There he meets the tough fairground girl rose who also has her own problems.

This was a interesting programme and a good post Grange Hill vehicle for Sean Maguire (Simon) and feature a very young Lucy Speed pre Eastenders. They are well cast as the well behaved school boy and the streetwise girl.

Worth a watch if it ever gets repeated on cable


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