Best of Enemies
Series 4, Episode 12
Air date 07/08/2005
Written by Othniel Smith
Directed by Jill Robertson
Episode guide
Testing Times
The Finishing Line
Best of Enemies was the 12th episode of the fourth series of The Story of Tracy Beaker.


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 the best social worker. Meanwhile, Lol sets up a Jeremy Kyle style chat show when Chantal tries on Crash's parents' wedding ring without his permission and claims that it's hers.


  • The show's title is a play on the phrase "best of friends".
  • This is Justine's only appearance in series 4 . She will return as a regular cast member in the following series.


  • The subtitles start off by correctly spelling Lol's full name as "Laurence", but then switch to the wrong spelling "Lawrence".
  • Justine tells Tracy that she "heard" she finally left the Dumping Ground. Justine should have known Tracy left considering she was present during Tracy Beaker's Movie of Me (which was also an error, see the movie's article) where Tracy was finally fostered by Cam. And Justine, prior to the movie, had left to live with her Dad and Carrie again. But Justine was still living at the Dumping Ground in the movie.
  • To say Elaine got together her most succesfull fostering attempts, it's strange that she got Justine to come to the event instead of Louise , as Louise was fostered where as Justine just moved back in with her dad.

The Story of Tracy Beaker episodes

Season 1: Tracy Returns to the Dumping GroundDaresSneaking in BenCam's First VisitChild of the WeekThe Truth is RevealedBirthdayThe 1000 Words About TracyBad PeterCam's HouseDumping Ground VirusJustine's TellyTracy and Cam RowSleepoverParent's EveningThe PostcardHelpful TracyWhere's the WorkFriendTreasure HuntRomanceTemporary Care WorkerCut the WeedNeed ArmbandsMiss You!The End!

Season 2: Back & BadBedsitBrothersAction TherapyAlienDoggieBad GirlsBig FightHollywoodHome TruthsDay TripChristmasTakeoverWorkBridesmaidQuizTwo-Timing AdeleSecrets and LiesMusicFamily TreeBen's PartyGet LostThe Long GoodbyeGenius at WorkNathan's AssessmentHome and Hosed

Season 3: Leavin' on a Jet PlaneSupernatural ShelleyJackieFree LouiseThe BygravesDown with SchoolCrashed and ThrashedNo-One Quite Like GrandpaDown to EarthNothing Happens HereThe Beaker ClubPowercutJust DessertsMind Your Own BusinessI am Not in LoveTime CapsuleFootball TrialWe Are FamilyBe PreparedSufia the SilentBabies Suck!ExploitedBe QuietDad TroubleThe Big RaceGood as Gold

Season 4: Return to SenderBouncer vs. LolIn with the WellardsMeet the ParentSingle White FemaleCan't Buy Me LoveLife is a CabaretTemper, TemperLove and WarBeam Me Up, ScottieTesting TimesBest of EnemiesThe Finishing LineDear DadDemocracyThe SnakeRebel Without a ClueThe Long RunIndependence DayBeaker Witch ProjectRoxy the RockWe're Off the Map Now

Season 5: Caring and SharingToo Many CrooksChantal's GoodbyeFree PiggyScary MillyLife CoachFrankelainesteinTracy's FantasyCash CowsTelling TalesA Dog's LifeWhodunnit?Spare DadOperation CareworkerBouncer's KitchenLove AllToddler in TownTwo's a CrowdMoving OnThe Wedding

Specials: Tracy Beaker's Movie of MeTracy Beaker's Parties With Pudsey