When Oliver gets reunited with his grandfather he is being sent to Australia by his grandfather. He gets accompanied by Hannah a girl from Hamburg who is looking for her brother, Will Grady...
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When Oliver gets reunited with his grandfather he is being sent to Australia by his grandfather. He gets accompanied by Hannah a girl from Hamburg who is looking for her brother, Will Grady. When Hannah discovers that the captain wants to frame Dodger and Will for a crime he is planning to commit, she and Oliver make a plan to help Dodger and Will escape. When they arrive in Sydney everything isn't what it looks to be. Oliver gets arrested by the local police sergeant and Hannah has to go to a poor house because her brother never arrived in Sydney. Oliver however escapes and with the help of Dodger he rescues Hannah, but the adventure has just begun. Written by
Remko de Keijzer
'Escape of the Artful Dodger' was exceptional in terms of Australian television for children - well written, with likable characters and interesting story lines. Not many people know, but it is a huge hit in Germany and has not been off air there since 2002. I'm sure that one reason would be the acting, which was consistently good - Henri Szeps, who played the doctor, is considered to be one of Australia's finest actors. Some of the child actors might have been a bit shaky in the first few episodes, but by episode four they had well and truly settled in, and were doing themselves proud; so much so that the series was nominated for 'Best Children's TV Drama' in the 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards. All-in-all it was wholesome, first-rate entertainment. I watched the whole series with my children, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
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