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by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by Giles Cooper
5—* A Robber's Apprentice'
Characters in order of speaking:
Piodaced by Charles Lefeaux
While Oliver is lying ill in Mr. Brownlow's house, Fagin is frantic with worry, partly lest the boy should betray him, and partly for fear of Monks who threatens to inform against him shou!d Oliver not be found. All the band, including Bill Sikes the housebreaker, take part in the hunt, and the boy is eventually traced. A watch is kept on the house. After several weeks, when Oliver is well enough to walk, Mr. BrownJow determines to question him about his origin. He is curious about the boy because of a resemblance he bears to a piciure of a girl, Agnes, which hangs in the house. Just as ne is about to begin his questioning he is interrupted by an old friend, Mr. Grimwig, who expresses mistrust of Oliver. His protector, anxious to prove the child's honesty, sends him on an errand. Oliver walks straight into the arms of Nancy and Bill Sikes. While his friends sit waiting for him to return, be is hustled away with threats and curses.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Bill Sikes
Unknown: Bill Sikes.
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Nancy: Helen Shingler
Bill Sikes: Ralph Truman
Oliver Twist: Wilfrid Downing
The Artful Dodger: Brian Smith
Charley Bates: Barry MacGregor
Fagin: John Gabriel
Mr Brownlow: John Turnbull
Mr Grimwig: Arthur Ridley
Mrs Mann: Barbara Trevor
M - Bumble: Cecil Trouncer
Dick: Dorothy Gordon
Mrs Bedwin: Elsa Palmer
Bullseye: Bryan Powley

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