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18th Feb '14 7:04:03 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''Series/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she met the writer Cam who was only supposed to write an article about the children, but ended up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography. To pay back Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.

The show ran for 3 seasons with 39 episodes which ended with Tracy leaving the Dumping Ground again. A SpinOff series entitled ''The Dumping Ground'' began airing in 2013.

!Examples:
* BackStory: ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' - Lily's dad from ''The Scare Game'', Gus's dad from ''Secrets'', Frank's grandad from ''Grandad'' and ''Money'', Elektra's gang from ''Snake Bite'' and real family from ''Going Home'', Carmen's mum from ''Viva Carmen'', Tee's and Johnny's stepdad from ''By The Book'', Sapphire's brother from ''The Werewolf'', Toby's parents from ''Bad Luck Boy'', and Liam's brother from ''Big Brother'', Jody's abuse from ''Jody Jackson'', Tyler being paranoid of his incredibly religious mother from ''Reward'', and Harry's forgotten his by ''Eggs''.
* CerebusSyndrome: ''Tracy Beaker Superstar'' has Tracy being arrested. ''The Burnywood Menace'' has Lily almost dying. ''Slow Burn/The Visitors'' has two fires at two care homes in quick succession and some new kids with major problems, with lots of screaming and an insensitive social worker.
** Discussed with Gus and his "Falling List".
** Series 3 in general is pretty dark compared to the previous series.
*** The Dumping Ground's season opener ''Home Alone'' features grenades. And then, as for the "edgier" part, we have in its following episodes - someone giving birth, theft, locking children in their room, gay fostering, and some more police.
* ChekhovsGun: ''Grandad'' is full of it.
** The mention that Cam might foster - she fosters Lily two episodes later. And all the kids being moved to Burnywood at the Series 2 opener - Series 3 reverses this with Burnywood kids being moved to Elmtree.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Many predicting that Melanie ,Tracy's replacement in ''Tracy Beaker Returns'', would appear in ''The Dumping Ground''. But she is nowhere to be seen.
* ContinuityNod: In the original episode ''Time Capsule'', a time capsule is buried. In new series episode ''Shadows'', it's dug up.
** However, the Time Capsue was buried in ''Stowey'' House and they moved care homes in the next series. They all live in Elmtree House.
** ''Justine Littlewood Returns'' has a CallBack to Jenny's clothes being stolen. Of course Jenny's name isn't mentioned, [[{{Expy}} Gina's]] standing right there. And eating a worm.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Denis deconstructs two ideas: An unsensitive careworker who doesn't care about someone with AspergersSyndrome, and someone who has an incredibly precious item with the idea of leaving all your things behind in a fire. When the two ideas cross, Gus almost ''dies''. [[note]]And he'd be the first since Jack Hopper from ''The Finishing Line''.[[/note]]
* {{Expy}}: Quite a lot of characters to the original series.
** Tracy to Nathan. (A young sometimes irresponsible worker that's often the butt of jokes)
** Johnny and Tee to Lol and Bouncer. (pair of siblings with fostering problems)
** Liam to Tracy herself. (scammer and head of the Dumping Ground)
** Johnny alone to Crash. (temper problems)
** Gus to Marco. (lonely boy with implied autism)
** Harry to Maxie. (young boy with connection to...
** Sapphire to Adele. (teenage girl who wants to move into a flat and considers herself more mature than the other kids)
** Elektra to Amber. (trouble with a gang, stirs up trouble)
** The Kettles to the Wellards. (Sisters with ''massive'' problems regarding separate fostering)
** Gina to Jenny. (foreign DistaffCounterpart to Mike)
** Gina to Duke. (large friendly care-worker to act as a vaguely responsible adult)
** Frank to Jackie. (grandad trouble, touching episode regarding said Grandad's death)
** Carmen to Louise. (girly girl who wears lots of pink)
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Tracy becomes a careworker but she's still a rulebreaker.
* IdiotHoudini: Subverted in the opening episode of ''The Dumping Ground''. After the kids scrounge together whatever money they have to buy food, with Frank and Tyler being sent to buy it, Frank makes the reckless decision to gamble the money. On his very last go, he wins the jackpot of £1,000. Unfortunately, he can't collect his prize money... because he's under 18.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lily, Johnny and Elektra.
** Lily can be downright mean. I mean look at her talking to Tee in "Summer Holiday", yeah she lost their holiday but still.
** Johnny, whilst not the nicest, definitely took [[TookALevelInJerkass several levels in jerkass]] in the transition between ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' and ''The Dumping Ground''.
** Elektra is the closest you'll get to a Bigbad in this series...
*** But sometimes she's portrayed as WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
*** Her bullying of Carmen is kind of justified because Carmen gave her a necklace as a present then wanted it back to give it to Lily.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Averted.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Given the premise of the show it's not unlikely that this is place. The aversions are: Tee and Johnny; Faith and her brother Razz; Elektra and her sister Melissa; Lily, Rosie and Poppy and later their baby half[[spoiler:brother, Jonah]]; Sapphire and her brother Riff; Liam and his brother Jack and Jody and her brother Kingsley and Luke.
* PutOnABus: Downplayed - the first shows rotated kids a lot, but only 2 kids have permanently left in the new show. Toby and [[spoiler:Liam]], also Sapphire in the Dumping Ground.
* SixthRanger: Elektra.
* TeenageWasteland: In the two-part first episode of ''The Dumping Ground'', Mike goes on holiday and Gina ends up in hospital shortly after he leaves, meaning that for several days the kids are completely without adult supervision - [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] (and drama) ensues.
* ToiletHumour: There's a massive fart in ''Money''. It's never stated who did it though, it's completely irrelevant to the plot, and at the time, it's ignored by the characters.
** Out 160 episodes of the show (including the original and TheMovie) currently aired, only four episodes have this - a dog poo in the old series, plastic poo in ''Slow Burn'' and the real poo in ''Drained''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Did Tracy repay Cam? We will never know.

to:

Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''Series/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she met the writer Cam who was only supposed to write an article about the children, but ended up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography. To pay back Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.

The show ran for 3 seasons with 39 episodes which ended with Tracy leaving the Dumping Ground again. A SpinOff series entitled ''The Dumping Ground'' began airing in 2013.

!Examples:
* BackStory: ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' - Lily's dad from ''The Scare Game'', Gus's dad from ''Secrets'', Frank's grandad from ''Grandad'' and ''Money'', Elektra's gang from ''Snake Bite'' and real family from ''Going Home'', Carmen's mum from ''Viva Carmen'', Tee's and Johnny's stepdad from ''By The Book'', Sapphire's brother from ''The Werewolf'', Toby's parents from ''Bad Luck Boy'', and Liam's brother from ''Big Brother'', Jody's abuse from ''Jody Jackson'', Tyler being paranoid of his incredibly religious mother from ''Reward'', and Harry's forgotten his by ''Eggs''.
* CerebusSyndrome: ''Tracy Beaker Superstar'' has Tracy being arrested. ''The Burnywood Menace'' has Lily almost dying. ''Slow Burn/The Visitors'' has two fires at two care homes in quick succession and some new kids with major problems, with lots of screaming and an insensitive social worker.
** Discussed with Gus and his "Falling List".
** Series 3 in general is pretty dark compared to the previous series.
*** The Dumping Ground's season opener ''Home Alone'' features grenades. And then, as for the "edgier" part, we have in its following episodes - someone giving birth, theft, locking children in their room, gay fostering, and some more police.
* ChekhovsGun: ''Grandad'' is full of it.
** The mention that Cam might foster - she fosters Lily two episodes later. And all the kids being moved to Burnywood at the Series 2 opener - Series 3 reverses this with Burnywood kids being moved to Elmtree.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Many predicting that Melanie ,Tracy's replacement in ''Tracy Beaker Returns'', would appear in ''The Dumping Ground''. But she is nowhere to be seen.
* ContinuityNod: In the original episode ''Time Capsule'', a time capsule is buried. In new series episode ''Shadows'', it's dug up.
** However, the Time Capsue was buried in ''Stowey'' House and they moved care homes in the next series. They all live in Elmtree House.
** ''Justine Littlewood Returns'' has a CallBack to Jenny's clothes being stolen. Of course Jenny's name isn't mentioned, [[{{Expy}} Gina's]] standing right there. And eating a worm.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Denis deconstructs two ideas: An unsensitive careworker who doesn't care about someone with AspergersSyndrome, and someone who has an incredibly precious item with the idea of leaving all your things behind in a fire. When the two ideas cross, Gus almost ''dies''. [[note]]And he'd be the first since Jack Hopper from ''The Finishing Line''.[[/note]]
* {{Expy}}: Quite a lot of characters to the original series.
** Tracy to Nathan. (A young sometimes irresponsible worker that's often the butt of jokes)
** Johnny and Tee to Lol and Bouncer. (pair of siblings with fostering problems)
** Liam to Tracy herself. (scammer and head of the Dumping Ground)
** Johnny alone to Crash. (temper problems)
** Gus to Marco. (lonely boy with implied autism)
** Harry to Maxie. (young boy with connection to...
** Sapphire to Adele. (teenage girl who wants to move into a flat and considers herself more mature than the other kids)
** Elektra to Amber. (trouble with a gang, stirs up trouble)
** The Kettles to the Wellards. (Sisters with ''massive'' problems regarding separate fostering)
** Gina to Jenny. (foreign DistaffCounterpart to Mike)
** Gina to Duke. (large friendly care-worker to act as a vaguely responsible adult)
** Frank to Jackie. (grandad trouble, touching episode regarding said Grandad's death)
** Carmen to Louise. (girly girl who wears lots of pink)
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Tracy becomes a careworker but she's still a rulebreaker.
* IdiotHoudini: Subverted in the opening episode of ''The Dumping Ground''. After the kids scrounge together whatever money they have to buy food, with Frank and Tyler being sent to buy it, Frank makes the reckless decision to gamble the money. On his very last go, he wins the jackpot of £1,000. Unfortunately, he can't collect his prize money... because he's under 18.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lily, Johnny and Elektra.
** Lily can be downright mean. I mean look at her talking to Tee in "Summer Holiday", yeah she lost their holiday but still.
** Johnny, whilst not the nicest, definitely took [[TookALevelInJerkass several levels in jerkass]] in the transition between ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' and ''The Dumping Ground''.
** Elektra is the closest you'll get to a Bigbad in this series...
*** But sometimes she's portrayed as WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
*** Her bullying of Carmen is kind of justified because Carmen gave her a necklace as a present then wanted it back to give it to Lily.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Averted.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Given the premise of the show it's not unlikely that this is place. The aversions are: Tee and Johnny; Faith and her brother Razz; Elektra and her sister Melissa; Lily, Rosie and Poppy and later their baby half[[spoiler:brother, Jonah]]; Sapphire and her brother Riff; Liam and his brother Jack and Jody and her brother Kingsley and Luke.
* PutOnABus: Downplayed - the first shows rotated kids a lot, but only 2 kids have permanently left in the new show. Toby and [[spoiler:Liam]], also Sapphire in the Dumping Ground.
* SixthRanger: Elektra.
* TeenageWasteland: In the two-part first episode of ''The Dumping Ground'', Mike goes on holiday and Gina ends up in hospital shortly after he leaves, meaning that for several days the kids are completely without adult supervision - [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] (and drama) ensues.
* ToiletHumour: There's a massive fart in ''Money''. It's never stated who did it though, it's completely irrelevant to the plot, and at the time, it's ignored by the characters.
** Out 160 episodes of the show (including the original and TheMovie) currently aired, only four episodes have this - a dog poo in the old series, plastic poo in ''Slow Burn'' and the real poo in ''Drained''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Did Tracy repay Cam? We will never know.
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3rd Feb '14 5:55:03 PM Ellen
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** Sapphire to Adele. (wants to move into a flat, considers herself more mature than the other kids)

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** Sapphire to Adele. (wants (teenage girl who wants to move into a flat, flat and considers herself more mature than the other kids)



** Carmen to Louise. (girl who wears lots of pink)
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Tracy becomes a careworker. But she's still a rulebreaker.

to:

** Carmen to Louise. (girl (girly girl who wears lots of pink)
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Tracy becomes a careworker. But careworker but she's still a rulebreaker.



*** Her bullying of Carmen is kind of justified because Carmen gave her a necklace as a present then asked for in asks for in back to give to Lily.

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*** Her bullying of Carmen is kind of justified because Carmen gave her a necklace as a present then asked for in asks for in wanted it back to give it to Lily.
19th Sep '13 11:13:11 AM HersheleOstropoler
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Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she met the writer Cam who was only supposed to write an article about the children, but ended up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography. To pay back Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.

to:

Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' ''Series/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she met the writer Cam who was only supposed to write an article about the children, but ended up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography. To pay back Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.
3rd Sep '13 11:59:16 PM Korodzik
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Denis deconstructs two ideas: An unsensitive careworker who doesn't care about someone with AspergersSyndrome, and someone who has an incredibly precious item with the idea of leaving all your things behind in a fire. When the two ideas cross, Gus almost ''dies''. [[hottip:*:And he'd be the first since Jack Hopper from ''The Finishing Line''.]]

to:

* {{Deconstruction}}: Denis deconstructs two ideas: An unsensitive careworker who doesn't care about someone with AspergersSyndrome, and someone who has an incredibly precious item with the idea of leaving all your things behind in a fire. When the two ideas cross, Gus almost ''dies''. [[hottip:*:And [[note]]And he'd be the first since Jack Hopper from ''The Finishing Line''.]][[/note]]
2nd Jun '13 3:11:44 PM AnnaLizzie
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** Out 160 episodes of the show (including the original and TheMovie) currently aired, only four episodes have this - a dog poo in the old series, plastic poo in ''Slow Burn'' and the real poo in ''Drained''.

to:

** Out 160 episodes of the show (including the original and TheMovie) currently aired, only four episodes have this - a dog poo in the old series, plastic poo in ''Slow Burn'' and the real poo in ''Drained''.''Drained''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Did Tracy repay Cam? We will never know.
5th May '13 10:25:35 AM AnnaLizzie
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Added DiffLines:

* OnlyChildSyndrome: Given the premise of the show it's not unlikely that this is place. The aversions are: Tee and Johnny; Faith and her brother Razz; Elektra and her sister Melissa; Lily, Rosie and Poppy and later their baby half[[spoiler:brother, Jonah]]; Sapphire and her brother Riff; Liam and his brother Jack and Jody and her brother Kingsley and Luke.
24th Apr '13 2:01:53 PM Ellen
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Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she meets the writer Cam who is only supposed to write an article about the children, but ends up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography. To pay back Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.

to:

Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she meets met the writer Cam who is was only supposed to write an article about the children, but ends ended up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography. To pay back Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.
24th Apr '13 2:01:03 PM Ellen
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Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''The Story of Tracy Beaker''. Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography/survival guide. Tracy works at the Dumping Ground to pay back the money, and stays on given a chance to leave.

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Tracy Beaker Returns (2010-2012) is the sequel to ''The Story of Tracy Beaker''. Beaker'' which told the story of Tracy, a headstrong, imaginative girl who grew up in an orphanage after her mother left her there. That is, until she meets the writer Cam who is only supposed to write an article about the children, but ends up fostering Tracy. Fast forward a few years and Tracy borrows Cam's credit card and uses a few thousand pounds to publish an autobiography/survival guide. Tracy works at the Dumping Ground to autobiography. To pay back the Cam's money, Tracy ends up working at her old home, the "Dumping Ground", and stays on given a chance to leave.
15th Apr '13 2:39:32 PM triassicranger
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The show ran for 3 seasons with 39 episodes which ended with Tracy leaving the Dumping Ground again. A SpinOff series entitled ''The Dumping Ground'' will air in 2013.

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The show ran for 3 seasons with 39 episodes which ended with Tracy leaving the Dumping Ground again. A SpinOff series entitled ''The Dumping Ground'' will air began airing in 2013.



*** ''Home Alone'' features grenades. And then, as for the "edgier" part, we have - someone giving birth, theft, locking children in their room, gay fostering, and some more police.

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*** The Dumping Ground's season opener ''Home Alone'' features grenades. And then, as for the "edgier" part, we have in its following episodes - someone giving birth, theft, locking children in their room, gay fostering, and some more police.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Many predicting that Melanie Tracy's replacement in ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' would appear in ''The Dumping Ground''. But she is no where to be seen

to:

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Many predicting that Melanie Tracy's ,Tracy's replacement in ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' Returns'', would appear in ''The Dumping Ground''. But she is no where nowhere to be seenseen.



* PutOnABus: Downplayed - the first shows rotated kids a lot, but only 2 kids have permanently left in the new show. Toby and [[spoiler:Liam]], also Sapphire in the Dumping Ground

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* PutOnABus: Downplayed - the first shows rotated kids a lot, but only 2 kids have permanently left in the new show. Toby and [[spoiler:Liam]], also Sapphire in the Dumping GroundGround.
20th Mar '13 12:01:18 AM Austin
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* {{Jerkass}}: Lily, Johnny and Elektra.
** Lily can be downright mean. I mean look at her talking to Tee in "Summer Holiday", yeah she lost their holiday but still.
** Johnny, whilst not the nicest, definitely took [[TookALevelInJerkass several levels in jerkass]] in the transition between ''Tracy Beaker Returns'' and ''The Dumping Ground''.
** Elektra is the closest you'll get to a Bigbad in this series...
*** But sometimes she's portrayed as WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
*** Her bullying of Carmen is kind of justified because Carmen gave her a necklace as a present then asked for in asks for in back to give to Lily.
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