List of The Story of Tracy Beaker episodes

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The following is a list of The Story of Tracy Beaker episodes. It was filmed from 2001 to 2005 and aired from 2002-2006


Series 1 (2002)[edit]

# Original title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code Viewers
1–1 "Tracy Returns to The Dumping Ground" Susan Tully Elly Brewer 8 January 2002 (2002-01-08) 1.1 267,000
Tracy returns to the Dumping Ground but finds new girl Justine Littlewood has taken her room, and the two girls become enemies after Tracy breaks Justine's alarm clock. Tracy tries to escape the Dumping Ground and makes friends with a boy called Ben who claims he's living on the streets.
1–2 "Dares" David Skynner Elly Brewer 10 January 2002 (2002-01-10) 1.2 363,000
Tracy goes head-to-head with Justine in a game of dares so that she can win back her old bedroom.
1–3 "Sneaking in Ben" Susan Tully Andy Walker 15 January 2002 (2002-01-15) 1.3 499,000
After Louise chooses Justine over her, a miserable Tracy meets Ben again and smuggles him into the DG. Meanwhile, Duke is having problems with mice in his kitchen and plots to hunt in down, whilst Zac and Ryan try to stop him.
1–4 "Cam's First Visit" Susan Tully Elly Brewer 17 January 2002 (2002-01-17) 1.4 233,000
Writer Cam Lawson visits the DG, and everyone is excited, especially Tracy, who wants to become a writer. But unfortunately, her attempts to make a good impression backfire and she fights with Justine when she provokes her. Meanwhile, Mike is tricked into giving older girl Adele a late night pass.
1–5 "Child Of The Week" Susan Tully Elly Brewer 22 January 2002 (2002-01-22) 1.5 278,000
Tracy is delighted when she is chosen for "Child of the Week", an advertisement in the local paper. But she is horrified when Louise is also chosen and they hatch a plan to get them fostered. Meanwhile, Duke starts a new healthy eating regime, but his new ideas don't go down well with the kids.
1–6 "The Truth Is Revealed" Susan Tully Carol Russell 24 January 2002 (2002-01-24) 1.6 315,000
Tracy is filled with jealousy when Justine's dad gives her money to decorate her room and leaves the DG to join Ben on the streets. However, when Ben injures himself and Mike is called out, she discovers her friend has lied to her about being homeless. Meanwhile, all the kids (bar Adele) are forced to help Justine decorate her room but she ends up alienating the whole house with her demands.
1–7 "Never Ever Wanna See Him Again" Susan Tully Mary Morris 29 January 2002 (2002-01-29) 1.7 221,000
It's Tracy's birthday, and also unfortunately for her, young Peter's. He's extremely excited, but Tracy is not best pleased especially as Peter is fond of her. On the day of their birthday, Tracy discovers her mum has sent a birthday card but Mike soon discovers everything isn't what it seems. Meanwhile, when the birthday party is ruined, Ben spots an opportunity to reconcile with Tracy.
1–8 "The 1000 Words About Tracy" Susan Tully Arnold Evans 31 January 2002 (2002-01-31) 1.8 261,000
Cam makes a return visit to the home to interview Tracy for her article. As Tracy and Cam talk, Tracy tries to talk Cam into looking for her mum for her. Cam agrees, but she soon discovers it's not that simple. Meanwhile, Cam asks Justine and Louise to make a documentary about life in the home. They start to make one, until Ryan points out that they could make a more interesting film and make money from it. Soon, it's Girls V Boys, which causes both chaos and embarrassment for the staff.
1–9 "Bad Peter" Susan Tully Mary Morris 5 February 2002 (2002-02-05) 1.9 242,000
Tracy is excitedly waiting to be taken out for the day. However, when Tracy sees who's going to be taking her out – Terry and Jill Brown – she's horrified to see they are old. On the other hand, Peter likes the look of them. The day out doesn't go well, as Tracy is too lively for Terry and Jill to cope with. But a vengeful Tracy persuades Peter to become bad so that the Browns will not foster him, bringing chaos to the DG and completely shattering her friendship with Peter.
1–10 "Cam's Place" Susan Tully Andy Walker 7 February 2002 (2002-02-07) 1.10 423,000
It's a busy Saturday at the DG: Tracy is going out with Cam, Louise with an aunt, Justine is waiting for her dad and the boys are waiting for a football match to start.
1–11 "Dumping Ground Virus" David Skynner Elly Brewer 12 February 2002 (2002-02-12) 1.11 444,000
When everyone at the DG is struck down with the bug, Elaine has been, unfortunately, alerted and arrives to take control.
1–12 "Justine's TV" Susan Tully Elly Brewer 14 February 2002 (2002-02-14) 1.12 417,000
Tracy has been made editor of the Dumping Ground newsletter, and is determined to find an exciting story. When she learns that Elaine has given Justine permission to have a television in her room, even though it is against the house rules, she starts a campaign to get Elaine sacked. Meanwhile, the kids begin paying Justine to allow them to watch her TV at night, but chaos occurs when she finds out that she is double booked by Adele and the boys.
1–13 "Tracy and Cam Row" Susan Tully Elly Brewer 19 February 2002 (2002-02-19) 1.13 526,000
Tracy is becoming increasingly frustrated with Cam, who has still not decided whether or not to foster her. Banned from phoning her, Tracy enlists Ben's help to go to see Cam in person. When they arrive at her flat, Cam is out, so Tracy and Ben rearrange the furniture, play music and eat her food. Meanwhile, Justine and Louise go head-to-head with Zac and Ryan when they begin washing cars for money, leading to a big waterfight outside the DG.
1–14 "Sleepover" David Skynner Mary Morris 21 February 2002 (2002-02-21) 1.14 658,000
Tracy, Justine and Louise have been invited to a sleepover, but the rules of the care home don't allow them to go. The three of them unite in their determination to go anyway. But can Tracy and Justine work together? Meanwhile, the boys are camping outside in the back garden but Duke decides to camp with them, much to their disappointment.
1–15 "Parent's Evening" Susan Tully Laura Summers 26 February 2002 (2002-02-26) 1.15 215,000
It's Tracy's parents' evening and she has to put up with Elaine the Pain seeing her teacher. Elaines worried about Tracy's schooling and is expecting a bad report – if she gets to see Tracy's teacher that is. Meanwhile, Peter has trouble with a bully, so the boys pitch in to change his clothing style.
1–16 "The Postcard" Susan Tully Roger Griffiths 28 February 2002 (2002-02-28) 1.16 215,000
Justine is giving her dad a hard time for not visiting when he said he would. He said he left a message – and he did. Tracy took the message, but just forgot to pass it on, causing tension between the two of them. Meanwhile, a postcard arrives to the DG addressed to Tracy – from her mother. But can its genuinity be proven?
1–17 "Helpful Tracy" David Skynner Mary Morris 5 March 2002 (2002-03-05) 1.17 145,000
Tracy tries to become clean and tidy at the DG, believing Cam doesn't want to foster her for her bad behavior. Meanwhile, it's Maxy's clothing allowance day and it nearly ends in disaster when Maxy locks himself, Jenny's minivan keys and Mike's spare keys in the van all over a pair of trainers that Jenny liked but Maxy didn't. Meanwhile, Peter is trying to improve his football skills and accidentally hits Cam.
1–18 "Where's The Work" David Skynner Arnold Evans 7 March 2002 (2002-03-07) 1.18 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A
Tracy will not hand in her homework. She claims a dog ran off with her book, but not even Elaine The Pain will fall for that one. She insists that Tracy is lying to cover up for not doing the homework and makes Tracy stay in the 'Quiet Room' until Tracy can account for the missing homework.
1–19 "Friend" David Skynner Laura Summers 12 March 2002 (2002-03-12) 1.19 815,000
Samantha is an eleven-year-old girl whose life is dominated by her mother. When her mother is rushed to hospital, Samantha must stay at the DG, where she strikes up a close bond with Tracy.
1–20 "Treasure Hunt" David Skynner Laura Summers 14 March 2002 (2002-03-14) 1.20 234,000
Elaines decided the best way to get everybody together will be a Treasure Hunt. Naturally, it doesn't go according to plan. Tracy and Jenny pair up and discover that the prize is packets of coloured pencils.
1–21 "Romance" David Skynner Elly Brewer 19 March 2002 (2002-03-19) 1.21 415,000
Tracy believes if Cam finds a man and get married, she will foster her. She sets her up with Mike, as she seems to like him. Meanwhile, at the DG, the tables are turned on Jenny and Duke when Justine and Louise decide to swap roles with them for the day following a bust up over each other's make-up.
1–22 "Temporary Care Worker" David Skynner Othniel Smith 21 March 2002 (2002-03-21) 1.22 615,000
It's clothing allowance day. Tracy has been saving up and wants Jenny to take her out to get a whole new wardrobe. What she gets is Leah, a temporary care worker who's filling in while Jenny's in hospital following an operation. But when everyone takes a trip to town, Tracy ensures that Leah is about to experience a day from hell.
1–23 "Cut The Weed" David Skynner Graham Alborough 26 March 2002 (2002-03-26) 1.23 522,000

It's Peter's last day at the DG before he goes to live with Terry and Jill. Everyone attends his party, except Tracy, who is secretly looking after two giant African land snails for the weekend. Later that night, the snails escape and everyone is secretly roaming the corridors of the DG - including Peter, who has run away from his new life before it has even begun.

Note: Last appearance of Peter Ingham (Joe Starrs)
1–24 "Need Armbands" David Skynner Laura Summers 28 March 2002 (2002-03-28) 1.24 195,000
Tracy has had enough of waiting for Cam after she cancels their afternoon of swimming. Tracy visits Ben and realises his parents would be perfect for her.
1–25 "Miss You" David Skynner Mary Morris 2 April 2002 (2002-04-02) 1.25 395,000

Mike announces that he is leaving to work at another care home and Tracys heartbroken by this and gets angry with him. Can Mike repair his relationship with Tracy before his last day? Meanwhile, The kids sacrifice their new DVD player to buy Mike a farewell gift.

Note: Last appearance of Mike Milligan (Connor Byrne).
1–26 "The End!" David Skynner Elly Brewer 4 April 2002 (2002-04-04) 1.26 515,000

When Cam begins flat hunting, Tracy is convinced she will be moving in with her. But when Cam once again becomes doubtful over the idea, the pair have a huge argument and Tracy storms off. Back at the DG, it's make or break time as Cam makes her final decision. Meanwhile the DG residents and carers are busy creating a wall mural of residents and carers past and present after Jenny hosted a discussion with the other residents about something to remember residents and carers by when they come and go.

Note: Guest appearance of Mike Milligan (Connor Byrne) and Peter Ingham (Joe Starrs)

Series 2 (2003)[edit]

Series 3 (2004)[edit]

Movie of Me (2004)[edit]

Tracy Beaker: The Movie of Me is a 2004 sixty nine minute feature length film. It is the only Tracy Beaker television movie made and aired on the BBC, it was aired 21 February 2004.

Series 4 (2005)[edit]

Series 4 was filmed in 2004 and aired in 2005

# Original title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
4–1 "Return to Sender" Delyth Thomas Mary Morris 3 July 2005 (2005-07-03) 4.1
Tracy's now living with Cam, and just around the corner at the new location of the Dumping Ground (from Stowey House to Cliffside) is the arrival of the Wellards, every careworkers worst nightmare, consisting of Rio, Chantal and their younger and superior sister Roxy. They guarantee it won't be a smooth start for both the kids and the staff. But Tracy Beaker's taken back to save the day!
4–2 "Bouncer vs. Lol" Delyth Thomas Gary Lawson & John Phelps 3 July 2005 (2005-07-03) 4.2
It's Bouncer's birthday, but he is not telling Lol he's leaving, giving the Wellards a chance to create chaos by pitting the brothers against each other.
4–3 "In With The Wellards" Delyth Thomas Simon Nicholson 10 July 2005 (2005-07-10) 4.3
Abandoning her plans to spend the day with Jackie, Tracy is forced to visit an Art Centre with Cam. Meanwhile, The Wellards plot to destroy all the kids files. But not before recruiting one of the other kids to do their dirty work.
4–4 "Meet The Parent" Delyth Thomas & Keith Washington Emma Reeves 10 July 2005 (2005-07-10) 4.4
Cam's mother comes to stay, and she turns out not to be as bad as Tracy originally thought. Meanwhile, Duke and Bouncer set out to prove that they are good at everything that a stereotypical man is good at when Chantal claims that there are no real men at the DG.
4–5 "Single White Female" Delyth Thomas Emma Kennedy 17 July 2005 (2005-07-17) 4.5
It's time for fun & games as the kids try to get what they want from new, inexperienced, careworker Kez.
4–6 "Can't Buy Me Love" Delyth Thomas & Keith Washington Laura Summers 17 July 2005 (2005-07-17) 4.6
Tracy and Crash do Cam's food shopping, but they don't stick to the list Cam gave her and spend the money on what Tracy wants, such as fifty boxes of turkey nuggets, and various gadgets. Meanwhile, at the DG, Layla comes up with her own money-making scam – doing other residents' homework for them (charging fifty pence a sheet). But when Roxy grasses Layla up to Sid, the game's up.
4–7 "Life Is a Cabaret" Delyth Thomas Laura Summers 24 July 2005 (2005-07-24) 4.7
Tracy has a weird dream where the Dumping Ground kids behaviour has changed, everybody is singing in this episode, in a style similar to Chicago. Cam, playing a 'Velma Kelly'-type character as head careworker, has bottled the kids souls and spark, turning them into docile, obedient drones that do housework all day.
4–8 "Temper, Temper" Delyth Thomas Aileen Gonsalves 24 July 2005 (2005-07-24) 4.8
Tracy, Jackie and Crash have a masterplan as they take nasty pranks from the Wellards in unusual good cheer. But after a while of inordinate kindness and tolerance (especially from Jackie), Chantal becomes emotional, suggesting she hasn't seen much of this in her life so far. Meanwhile, Sid, in a badly conceived idea to compensate for the DG having only two members of permanent staff, decides to install a small number of surveillance cameras, which Lol and Bouncer take mischievous exception to.
4–9 "Love and War" Delyth Thomas & Keith Washington Dan Anthony 31 July 2005 (2005-07-31) 4.9
Bouncer develops a crush on the trainee careworker Jane, but unfortunately, the Wellards overhear his plans to send her a letter. The Wellards make sure none of the letters reach the careworker, making letters of their own and sending them to Bouncer claiming to be Jane.
4–10 "Beam Me Up, Scottie" Delyth Thomas Tracy Brabin 31 July 2005 (2005-07-31) 4.10
Hayley has been fostered, and Layla is upset because Hayley never told her she would be leaving. Meanwhile, Elaine has been pulling out all the stops to find a perfect foster family for Marco, so the other kids plan to turn him into a "normal" boy.
4–11 "Testing Times" Jill Robertson Sheila Hyde 7 August 2005 (2005-08-07) 4.11
When an Inspector comes to the DG, the Wellards plot to get the care home closed down by making it look as if Sid and Duke are mistreating the kids. But Tracy and the others have other ideas, plotting to show the Inspector how nasty the Wellards are.
4–12 "Best of Enemies" Jill Robertson Othniel Smith 7 August 2005 (2005-08-07) 4.12
When Tracy is invited to a hotel function by Elaine, she is reunited with her old enemy, Justine Littlewood, and the pair soon realise they have been set up to portray Elaine as one of the best careworkers. Meanwhile, Lol sets up a chat show when Chantal tries on Crash's parents' wedding ring without his permission and claims that it's hers.
4–13 "The Finishing Line" Jill Robertson Mary Morris 14 August 2005 (2005-08-14) 4.13
Jackie's grandfather dies and she is having doubts about her future without him, so Tracy and the others track down her grandfather's old running mates to raise her spirits and to encourage her into a career in sport.
4–14 "Dear Dad" Jill Robertson Roger Williams 14 August 2005 (2005-08-14) 4.14
After falling out with Crash over a game, Rio lies to the teasing Lol that his dad is in prison. When Crash hears this, the two of them become friends, due it sounding like they had something in common. Rio later feels guilty for this as he genuinely enjoys Crash's company, although Chantal and Roxy have no qualms about freaking Marco out about it. Marco also tries to help find Duke's mystery of the missing cake.
4–15 "Democracy" Jill Robertson Andy Walker 21 August 2005 (2005-08-21) 4.15
It's the battle of the sexes at the DG, as the rulebook is out the window and the house is turned into a warzone. Meanwhile, Duke considers leaving the DG for a job in an office, leaving Sid reeling.
4–16 "The Snake" Jill Robertson Laura Summers 21 August 2005 (2005-08-21) 4.16
Rio's secret pet snake goes missing, but will he find it? Meanwhile, Lol and Bouncer try to restore Sid's sense of humour, not really to much avail.
4–17 "Rebel Without A Clue" Jill Robertson Emma Reeves 28 August 2005 (2005-08-28) 4.17
Sid decides to leave, and employs a new careworker. But not just any careworker, Constance Carlton, winner of the "Careworker of the year" award for the last five years. The gang are delighted to see the back of boring Sid, but soon learn they should be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it, and this time, there's no Tracy Beaker to save them, as she is banned from the house.
4–18 "The Long Run" Jill Robertson Marianne Levy 28 August 2005 (2005-08-28) 4.18
Jackie receives an important letter for a Sports Academy, but will she take it? Meanwhile, after seeing Tracy flash the cash she was given by Cam's mother, the rest of the DG kids try to sweet-talk a couple from an old folks home into parting with their cash. But they make the mistake of underestimating the elderly.
4–19 "Independence Day" Jill Robertson Mary Morris 4 September 2005 (2005-09-04) 4.19
Bouncer moves ever closer to the big shift from DG to Halfway House. But when Lol befriends new boy Wolfie and begins spending all his time with him, Bouncer wonders if he will be missed when he has left. Meanwhile, Marco and Layla are convinced Wolfie has eaten their pet.
4–20 "Beaker Witch Project" Jill Robertson Laura Summers 4 September 2005 (2005-09-04) 4.20
Tracy Beaker's very own 'The Blair Witch Project'. Things go 'bump' in the night.
4–21 "Roxy the Rock" Jill Robertson Mary Morris 11 September 2005 (2005-09-11) 4.21
Tracy and Roxy go head-to-head in a championship for the "Queen of the Dumping Ground" title, whilst a parcel from Chantal's father threatens to tear the Wellard trio apart. Meanwhile, Lol and Bouncer try to get into the Guinness Book Of World Records for 'Standing On Your Head In The Airing Cupboard All Day'.
4–22 "We're Off The Map Now" Jill Robertson Gary Parker 11 September 2005 (2005-09-11) 4.22
The DG kids visit Carters Woods for Jackie and Bouncers last day, meeting Tracy and Cam along the way. But as they are led on a secret trail, it soon becomes clear that they have been set up by Sid and Duke, and Tracy and Cam receive a spectacular surprise.

Series 5 (2006)[edit]

Series 5 was filmed in 2005 and aired in 2006

# Original title Original airdate Production code
5–1 "Caring and Sharing" 1 January 2006 5.1
To wean the kids off vegging out in front of the TV with a more classic pursuit... puppet theatres! Elsewhere, Mike is not enjoying his new role as chef.
5–2 "Too Many Crooks" 1 January 2006 5.2
There is a mystery thief in the Dumping Ground, as seemingly random items are going missing – but who's responsible? Meanwhile, the feud between reluctant roomies Justine and Rebecca continues to rise. Lol feels torn between Bouncer and Wolfie now that Bouncer is not living at the DG, whilst Mike's cooking continues to cause a stir amongst the kids.
5–3 "Chantal's Goodbye" 8 January 2006 5.3
The combined force of the Trio of Terror looks set to crumble, as Chantal decides to give her returning father another chance at being a responsible dad, much to the disgust of the other two. All the other kids are overjoyed though, as it may well mean no more Wellard tyranny. Meanwhile, Justine's father Steve pays a surprise visit after a bit of underhand activity on Elaine's part. But Justine remains distant.
5–4 "Free Piggy" 8 January 2006 5.4
Mike creates a mini-farmyard enclosure in the back garden, complete with three chickens and a fully-grown pig! Lol and Layla feel sorry for the pig, and embark on a liberation mission. Meanwhile, Rio is pulling out all the stops to maximise his chances of getting fostered at Elaine's Open Day, but all Roxy is interested in is maintaining the Wellard unity at any cost. And, A very special face for the DG's past makes a spectacular return on Open Day.
5–5 "Scary Milly" 15 January 2006 5.5
After the boys discover a creepy looking mask during a loft clear-out, everyone becomes convinced it has mystical powers, especially after strange goings-on start to happen. Is it really the mask – or maybe the Dumping Ground's latest arrival, who's perpetual silence is unsettling to say the least. Meanwhile, Justine is determind to prove to Rebecca that she can be sensitive by befriending a troubled Wolfie, which leads to an embarrassing misunderstanding.
5–6 "Life Coach" 15 January 2006 5.6
Jackie limps back to the Dumping Ground on a crutch, but she's not in the mood for anything but solitude. Tracy's getting the impression she's not wanted by anyone, and Crash gets some news which makes him take to the punchbag in a big way. Meanwhile, Marco is having a crisis of costume.
5–7 "Frankelainestein" 22 January 2006 5.7
It's Mother's Day, and Marco needs a mum, but for a very special reason, so Bouncer steps in and poses as a woman, leading to a strange encounter with a very strange shopkeeper. Meanwhile, the newest arrival at the DG, Alice, becomes roommates with Layla and tries to befriend Roxy. But her belief in fairies and fortune soon makes her a target of Roxy's cruelty. and the usually scatty, neurotic Elaine undergoes a complete re-build overnight, which is welcomed by all – at first.
5–8 "Tracy's Fantasy" 22 January 2006 5.8
After yet another row with Cam, Tracy, indignant that all the adults in her life are telling her to just grow up and think of others, decides to get them back with a prank-fest, which leads to an accident. A dream sequence follows, where Tracy's now Head Care Worker along with Roxy, all the adults are now children, the silent Milly is the gobbiest kid in the house, and Cam's dressed up and behaving like Tracy herself, and worse still, Justine and Crash are getting married. Will this strange dream soften Tracy's heart towards Cam and Garry?
5–9 "Cash Cows" 29 January 2006 5.9
It's 'Be Nice To Wolfie Day' in the Dumping Ground, as two groups of kids vie for his favour after finding out he's been receiving unwanted 'conscience cheques' from his parents totalling over £1,000 – but what good will come of it? Meanwhile, Lol and Bouncer become odd-job men around the house, but who's responsible for the place falling apart?
5–10 "Telling Tales" 29 January 2006 5.10
Tracy, Crash, Rio, Lol and Justine are grounded after performing a series of pranks on the staff. Bored, the five keep themselves entertained by telling tales featuring the staff. Meanwhile, Shelley Appleton returns to the DG to take over the role of "Acting Careworker".
5–11 "A Dog's Life" 5 February 2006 5.11
After Alice introduces Layla and Roxy to one of her 'wish-necklaces', strange things seem to start happening at the DG. Firstly, an abandoned dog turns up, then a wealthy couple with a view to fostering, and it's not long before the battlelines are drawn between the money-mad kids. Meanwhile, Tracy interviews Crash and Jackie about life in care for a newspaper article, and Roxy undergoes a complete makeover.
5–12 "Whodunnit?" 5 February 2006 5.12
When Elaine is targeted in a revenge attack, Justine is assigned to solve the mystery. But it proves to be a tough job, as everyone seems to have a motive for punishing Elaine the Pain.
5–13 "Spare Dad" 12 February 2006 5.13
Crash's dad has an appointment to visit him at the Dumping Ground, but, with Justine and Jackie at loggerheads as to what's best for Crash, and Rio trying to muscle in on having a dad, Will father and son ever get the privacy they need to work out terms for starting again? Meanwhile, Justine, Jackie and Roxy fear they are becoming like Elaine as they interfere in Crash's life.
5–14 "Operation Careworker" 12 February 2006 5.14
When the DG kids find they'll have no say in who replaces Shelley as Head Care Worker, they decide to add their own interview stage to the three applicants up for the post. They begin to think they might have a winner, but nothing's as simple as that at Elm Tree House... Maybe the new Head Careworker lies much closer to home.
5–15 "Bouncer's Kitchen" 19 February 2006 5.15
When Mike ruins yet another meal and has to resort to takeaways once again, and finally resigns himself to the fact that Duke has gone for good, he decides to appoint Bouncer as new chef, which the kids are overjoyed at. But when Bouncer introduces a new macrobiotic regime with no sugars or additives at all, most of the kids are revolted – until very strange things start to occur...
5–16 "Love All" 19 February 2006 5.16
It's Valentine's Day, and Elaine and Mike have arranged a romantic disco party for all the kids, on the proviso that they all pair off for it – much to Roxy's disgust! With no love in the air, Marco and Milly spend the day playing Cupid in a series of ingenious ways, and one resident gets a comeuppance they'll never forget! Meanwhile, Justine and Rebecca are at loggerheads as they both want to be paired with Crash.
5–17 "Toddler In Town" 26 February 2006 5.17
After Mike bangs his head and Elaine has to take him to hospital with mild concussion, Justine is left in charge of the DG. But before she can fully start throwing her weight around, a surprise visitor arrives and turns the house upside down. Could this new arrival spell the end of her feud with Rebecca? Meanwhile, an old chest is found in the attic, and Lol, Roxy and Rio become fixated on finding out what's inside it.
5–18 "Two's A Crowd" 26 February 2006 5.18
There's a whole world of activity during Special Guest Day at the Dumping Ground – Justine had been looking forward to her dad Steve visiting, only to find he's brought the worst plus-one she could ever imagine, and Marco looks set to move in with the Boxers, but how will poor Milly take the news? Flying Freddie Mercer is subjected to a most demeaning prank and Bouncer finds his special treats have been doctored – It soon becomes clear that someone is trying to ruin the day.
5–19 "Moving On" 5 March 2006 5.19
Lol's heading to join his brother at the halfway house, and his leaving party prompts Tracy to consider her future – she hasn't long left to stay at the Dumping Ground herself, and even Alice can't see what's in store for her! After some pondering, she decides to give Cam one more chance, but how will she react to the surprise announcement Cam has for her?
5–20 "The Wedding" 5 March 2006 5.20
It's Cam and Gary's big day – but Tracy still doesn't want anything to do with it, and she won't tell anyone why. But when she changes her mind and crashes the wedding, Cam and her new husband drop a bombshell which changes everything! Meanwhile, it looks like Crash's artwork has finally attracted some professional interest, and it looks like the whole cycle is going to repeat itself with a new arrival at the Dumping Ground...

Spin off media[edit]

Tracy Beaker Survival Files (2011-2012)[edit]

A thirteen part series entitled "Tracy Beaker Survival Files" was aired and featured clips from Tracy Beaker Returns and The Story of Tracy Beaker.

in series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Falling Out" 16 December 2011 (2011-12-16)[1]
Sparks can fly when friends fall out or enemies can't get on. Tracy shares her advice.
2 "Romance" 17 December 2011 (2011-12-17)[2]
Tracy tackles the strange and sometimes scary world of love and romance.
3 "Persuasion" 18 December 2011 (2011-12-18)[3]
There are times when everyone needs to persuade people to see things their way.
4 "Anger" 19 December 2011 (2011-12-19)[4]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy explores the topic of anger. What makes people see red? Should they let it all out when they get cross?
5 "Fear" 20 December 2011 (2011-12-20)[5]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy explores what makes people frightened, why some love a good scare, and how we can conquer our biggest fears.
6 "Rules" 21 December 2011 (2011-12-21)[6]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy knows more than most about rules and shares her experiences. What is the point of rules anyway? Are they made just to be broken?
7 "Doing the Right Thing" 22 December 2011 (2011-12-22)[7]
8 "Siblings" 23 December 2011 (2011-12-23)[8]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy turns her attentions to siblings. When brothers and sisters fall out or get jealous it can be a nightmare.
9 "Responsibility" 2 January 2012 (2012-01-02)[9]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Being expected to think of others and set a good example can be tricky - but Tracy has plenty of helpful advice.
10 "Lies" 3 January 2012 (2012-01-03)[10]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy tackles the thorny question of lies. Why do people tell them? And is it ever OK not to tell the truth?
11 "First Impressions" 4 January 2012 (2012-01-04)[11]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy tackles first impressions. How much can you tell about people on first sight?
12 "Secrets" 5 January 2012 (2012-01-05)[12]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. Tracy has the lowdown on secrets. She shares her hard-earned wisdom on all the stuff people don't want others to know about.
13 "Goodbyes" 6 January 2012 (2012-01-06)[13]
Tracy Beaker shares advice for life. There comes a time in everyone's life when they must say goodbye. Tracy knows it can be tough and she shares what she has learned.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "CBBC Schedule - 17 December 2011". CBBC. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
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