Characters / Tracy Beaker Returns

Current main characters

     Mike 

Michael "Mike" Milligan

Played by: Connor Byrne
The Head Careworker at the Dumping Ground

     May-Li 

May-Li Wong

Played by: Stacy Liu

A careworker introduced in The Dumping Ground series 2.

     Tyler 

Tyler Lewis

Played by: Miles Butler-Hughton

Prankster from Burnywood.

  • Messy Hair: In TBR series 3, his hair was fairly neat. But as The Dumping Ground goes on and the older he gets, it gets longer and messy as each season goes by.
  • The Prankster: Originally his defining trait, it has been downplayed in The Dumping Ground.
  • Screwy Squirrel: He always does pranks to mess with people, namely because it's his speciality. Some of the other kids watch this to their amusement.
  • Villain Ball: He's originally introduced as the boy who stole Carmen's stuff when she went to Burnywood. However, in the rest of his appearances he don't appear the type to maliciously steal someone's stuff.
  • Zany Scheme: Usually does this in the side plots.

     Jody 

Jody Jackson

Played by: Kia Pegg

     Floss 

Floss Guppy

Played by: Sarah Rayson
Another new girl and the youngest kid in the Dumping Ground.

     Ryan 

Ryan Reeves

Played by: Lewis G. Hamilton

     Toni 

Toni Trent

Played by: Nelly Currant

     Billie 

Billie Trent

Played by: Gwen Currant

     Finn 

Finn McLaine

Played by: Ruben Reuter

     Sasha 

Sasha Bellman

Played by: Annabelle Davis

     Chloe 

Chloe Reeves

Played by: Hannah Moncur

     Joseph 

Joseph Stubbs

Played by: Yousef Naseer

     Archie 

Archie Able

Played by: Jethro Baliba

     Dexter 

Dexter Bellman

Played by: Alexander Aze

     Candi-Rose 

Candi-Rose

Played by: Carma Hylton

     Alex 

Alex Walker

Played by: Connor Lawson

Former main characters

     Toby 

Toby Coleman

Played by: John Bell
A comics nerd of Scottish descent whose parents died in a car crash.

     Liam 

Liam O' Donovan

Played by: Richard Wisker

     Tracy 

Tracy Beaker

Played by: Dani Harmer

Forced into working at the Dumping Ground to earn the money she stole from Cam to publish her life-story.

  • Curtains Match the Window: She has curly brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Happily Adopted: When she was a child, she used to dream about this all the time, then Cam came along.
  • The Napoleon: Tracy isn't that tall but she has a huge mouth to compensate.
  • Parental Neglect: We see her real mother in Tracy's flashbacks leaving her on her own while she is sick to go out with her boyfriend, forgetting to pick her up from kindergarden and, of course, leaving her at the Dumping Ground.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother left her at the orphanage when Tracy was five.
  • Team Mom: She ends up becoming this to the children

     Sapphire 

Sapphire Fox

Played by: Saffron Coomber

Rocker's daughter who is unwanted by him.

     Gus 

Gus Carmichael

Played by: Noah Marullo

     Gina 

Gina Conway

Played by: Kay Purcell

Pretty much Jenny with her and Mike's roles reversed. When she began to trust Tracy more (series 2 onward) she chilled out a bit, and became more like Duke (a friendly, humourous face who cooks).

     Elektra 

Mandy "Elektra" Perkins

Played by: Jessica Revell

Former gang member.

     Lily 

Lily Kettle

Played by: Jessie Williams

  • Born Lucky: Subverted in a strange sense. Even though loads of unlucky things such as her mum dying and being separated from her sisters. She gets fostered by Cam, with no prompting and was initially fostered after only being in care for a few months. Reconciles with her dad and is allowed to live with him.
  • Drop-In Character: After she moves in with her dad.
  • Foreshadowing: When her and her sisters are leaving to get fostered, Lily doesn't allow Matt and Christy to hold their hands. Foreshadowing to the fact, Lily tries to take over looking after Poppy and Rosie.
  • Karma Houdini: Johnny gets knocked about by saying that homosexual couples shouldn't be allowed to foster. However, Lily had the same views but doesn't get any comeuppance.
  • Promotion to Parent: Surrogate mum to her little sisters - had problems handing over control to a foster parent, but not to her dad. It is eventually ruins her chance of being happily fostered with the Perrys.
  • Put on a Bus: To live down south with her dad and Shannay

     Rick 

Rick Barber

Played by: Daniel Pearson

From Burnywood.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears between season 1 and 2 of The Dumping Ground, and is not mentioned by anyone.
  • Comically Missing the Point: in the episode "The Invitation" it is revealed that Rick is against the Queen because his parents are in prison in 'Her Majesty's Pleasure' and doesn't realise that it's only in name.
  • Nice Guy: One of the more decent members of the DG
  • Ship Tease: With Carmen
  • Put on a Bus: Between Seasons 2 and 3 of The Dumping Ground, he presumably moved back with his parents or was too old to stay.

     Faith 

Faith Davis

Played by: Leanne Dunstan

New girl at the Dumping Ground. Secretive about her past. The whereabouts of her parents are unknown. At first lived with her brother Razz and her grandmother. Then her grandmother died and Razz vanished, joining a gang, leaving her to fend for herself in her flat. She ended up in a care when a teacher reported her situation to the authorities.

  • Big Good: is generally the friendliest, most supportive member of the DG that kids can turn to.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: After she suffers an accident in the second season of The Dumping Ground, which temporarily puts her in a wheelchair. She becomes the cynic, until Frank talks to her as he has had to live with being disabled every day of his life.
  • Guile Hero: tends to lie to people and assume false identities for the greater good.
    • Pretends to be Gina to Gina's senile mother to keep her safe
    • Pretends to be a support care worker in order to get rid of the real, bitchy support care worker
    • Makes up an illness and hints at horrible consequences to persuade Tyler and Jodie to stop hoofing down junk food
    • Goes along with Gus' BSOD imaginings when he threatens to use the grenade even though he's delusional
  • The Pollyanna
    I don't believe in negative thinking
  • Promotion to Parent: To the YP in the Season 4 opener.
  • Put on a Bus: Between Seasons 2 and 3 of The Dumping Ground, she was presumably too old to continue living at Ashdene Ridge
    • The Bus Came Back: Faith returns for an episode in The Dumping Ground Season 3, she apparently is at uni.
  • Token Minority: Lampshaded in What Would Gus Want? when Johnny is being homophobic.

     Frank 

Frank Matthews

Played by: Chris Slater

Liam's best friend whose Grandad became too ill to look after him.

  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Liam
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of Season 2 of The Dumping Ground
    • The Bus Came Back: During The Dumping Ground season 3 finale for a one-time appearance.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Series 1: Liam's best friend with cerebral palsy. Series 2: Slightly broken after losing his grandad. Series 3: Loses his love and best friend, turning into an Anti-Hero determined to save his only chance at an emotional tie.

     Johnny 

Johnny Taylor

Played by: Joe Maw

Tee's older brother with dominance and anger issues.

  • Abusive Parents: Much more affected by their abusive almost-stepdad than Tee.
  • Big Brother Instinct: As much as he orders his sister around, if necessary, he'll do anything for her.
  • Control Freak: To his sister, Tee.
  • The Cynic
  • Don't Split Us Up: Averted, he wants Tee to be fostered alone when he finds out the parents only want her and not him.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He has known to have anger problems, although he learns to control it better as he grows older.
  • Jerkass
  • Put on a Bus: To the army midway through Season 3.
  • Villainous Friendship: Whenever he teams up with Elektra.

     Harry 

Harry Jones

Played by: Philip Graham Scott

  • The Cutie
  • Happily Adopted: He later gets adopted by Lou and Ange.
  • Iconic Item: His stuffed animal Jeff the giraffe.
  • Put on a Bus: He left during TDG season three... then came back three episodes later after having problems with his foster family.
    • He later leaves for good in the second half of TDG Season 4.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't speak much - possibly rooted in psychological issues - or just not trusting the actor with many lines.
    • Now in the later series, he is not as quiet as he was before due to growing up and has many friends around his age.
  • Tagalong Kid: Throughout Tracy Beaker Returns, he was the youngest member of the DG.

     Carmen 

Carmen Howle

Played by: Amy-Leigh Hickman

     Tee 

Tee Taylor

Played by: Mia McKenna-Bruce

Johnny's sister

  • Break the Cutie: When she was responsible for ruining the DG's holiday and everyone started going against her.
  • Don't Split Us Up: She hates being seperated from Johnny.
  • The Heart: the most empathetic member of the DG. Goes gooey over animals and is supportive and friendly to everybody.
  • Older Than They Look: Tee is supposed to be 13 by the second season of The Dumping Ground, but her actress Mia McKenna Bruce is 17.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Her kind nature is put to the test when she takes pity on Mo and he becomes really clingy. When she eventually snaps at him, he ends up in the hospital.
  • Put on a Bus: To live in a flat with Carmen when they get too old to stay.

     Mo 

Anthony "Mo" Michaels

Played by: Reece Buttery

New boy in the Dumping Ground. Lived with his parents in a shed.

     Bailey 

Bailey Wharton

Played by: Kasey McKellar

     Kazima 

Kazima Tako

Played by: Akuc Bol

Notable other characters and pets

     Introduced Tracy Beaker Returns Season 1 

Cam Lawson

Played by: Lisa Coleman

Rosie and Poppy Kettle

Played by: Katie Anderson (Poppy), Claudia Colling (Rosie S1) and Millie Redfearn (Rosie S2&3)
Lily's younger sisters.

  • Happily Adopted: Poppy and Rosie see the Perrys as their parents.
  • Satellite Character: Their backstory revolves around Lily, and every drama about them results in Lily's development.

Matt and Christie Perry

Played by: Chris Robson and Vicki Perry
Poppy and Rosie's foster parents

  • Jerkass Has a Point: Not trusting Tracy to take Poppy and Rosie out takes new meaning when you remember what Tracy did in Season 1.
  • My Beloved Smother: How Lily feels Christie is toward Poppy and Rosie
  • Parental Substitute: To Poppy and Rosie
  • Villain Ball: Christie in her appearance in TBR Season 3, she didn't want Poppy and Rosie to see Steve. Also, she is more argumentative.

Rob

Played by: Neil Armstrong
Lily's and later Jody's social worker

     Introduced Tracy Beaker Returns Season 2 

Ade and Dayo

Played by: Timi Lamikanra (Ade) and Mohammed Mansaray (Dayo)

Steve Kettle

Played by: Ben Cartwright
Lily, Poppy and Rosie's father

     Introduced Tracy Beaker Returns Season 3 

Lizanne

Played by: Lauren Mote

From Burnywood. Started the fire.

Kitty

Played by: Eleni Foskett

From Burnywood.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Something is wrong with her, none of the characters are really sure what is.
  • Does Not Like Being Touched
  • Put on a Bus: To a care home where they can handle her needs properly in between episodes 2 and 3 of the third season of Tracy Beaker Returns.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Many people thought that she would appear in the episode "Going Home", which people thought was about Tyler and Rick going back to Burneywood. However, that episode is about Elektra meeting her parents and her past is revealed and her sister Melissa finally gets her own life

Denis Stockle

Played by: James Gahadas

Jack O'Donovan

Played by: Calum Callaghan (2012) and Chris Finch (2014)

Melissa Perkins

Played by: Angela Terence

     Introduced The Dumping Ground Season 1 

Shannay

Played by: Holly Quinn-Ankrah

Kingsley Jackson (David Avery)

Diane Jackson (Victoria Alcock)

     Introduced The Dumping Ground Season 3 

Matt and Stephanie Branston

Played by: Charlie Brooks (Stephanie) and Stuart Manning (Matt)

Maude Gordon

Played by: Kiki Brooks-Truman

     Introduced in The Dumping Ground Season 4 

Sammy Doyle

Played by: Roderick Gilkison

     Introduced in The Dumping Ground Season 5 

Peter Umbleby

Played by: Simon Ludders

Janet Umbleby (Alison Pargeter)

Edward Umbleby (Jaimie Boubezari)

     Pets 

Mr. Hamster

Lily's hamster. Handed over to Toby. Back to Tee after Toby left.

Shadow (ACTRESS: Connie the dog)

Frank's Morality Pet and new friend.

  • Berserk Button: Frank has just lost all his friends and relations. So he makes sure Shadow doesn't die.
  • Put on a Bus: Down South with Lily

Mischief

The Dumping Ground's new dog.

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