Jim Jarvis is a runaway. Separated from his sisters and sentenced to the workhouse, escape seems the only solution. But London in the 1860s is a dangerous place. Just when Jim has found shelter, he is snatched away to toil on a coal barge for Grimy Nick and his vicious dog, Snipe. Not all the people Jim meets are bad, however. He makes friends with another street child, Shrimps, and feels that he has found a brother to replace his lost sisters.
But soon Jim is alone again, desperate for somewhere to live and for friendship. At last his search leads him to the Ragged School and Dr Barnardo.... Download and start listening now!