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The Dumping Ground is an upcoming 2013 children's drama. The show will broadcast on the CBBC Channel with 13 half-hour long episodes.[1] The main intention of the spin off is to continue focusing on Jacqueline Wilson's fictional care home "Dumping Ground" which has been the focus of previous shows The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002–2006) and Tracy Beaker Returns (2010–2012). The spin off will continue to develop into the everyday lives and experiences of young people in care, with new dilemmas, dramas and friendships.

Gina Cronk will return as the Executive Producer along with writer Elly Brewer who worked on all three series of Tracy Beaker Returns. Nick Sharratt’s popular animated illustrations, which featured in the award-winning series The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns will appear in The Dumping Ground. It has been confirmed that the actress Dani Harmer, who played the titular character Tracy Beaker will not star in the new series.

The Dumping Ground began filming on 9 July 2012, and will premiere on 4 January 2013. A trailer was released in early December 2012 and a 30-second preview of Episode 1 became available on the CBBC website on 28 December 2012.

Cast and characters

Main article: List of Tracy Beaker series characters

Regular characters

Character Actor Duration Related note(s)
Mike Milligan Connor Byrne 2013-
Gina Conway Kay Purcell 2013-
Frank Matthews Chris Slater 2013-
Carmen Howle Amy-Leigh Hickman 2013-
Lily Kettle Jessie Williams 2013-
Tee Taylor Mia McKenna-Bruce 2013-
Johnny Taylor Joe Maw 2013-
Elektra Perkins Jessica Revell 2013-
Gus Carmichael Noah Marullo 2013-
Harry Jones Philip Graham Scott 2013-
Jody Jackson Kia Pegg 2013-
Tyler Lewis Miles Butler-Hughton 2013-
Rick Barber Daniel Pearson 2013-
Faith Leanne Dunstan 2013- [2]

Other characters

Character Actor Duration Related note(s)
TBA Tom Bodri 2013 Confirmed to appear by other cast members through Twitter. It is likely that this is a one-episode guest role, as Bodri does not appear in any trailers or promotional images.
Mo Michaels Reece Buttery [3] 2013- Does not appear in Episodes 1-3 at least, as he is not on the CBBC cast lists for these episodes. Rumoured to first appear in Episode 10.
Floss Guppy Sarah Rayson [4] 2013- Does not appear in Episodes 1-3 at least, as she is not on the CBBC cast lists for these episodes.
TBA Louise Jameson 2013 One episode. Confirmed by Jameson's official website.

Episodes

Main article: List of The Dumping Ground episodes

Ratings

References

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