|Season 3, Episode 4|
|Written by||Dave Ingham|
|Directed by||Craig Lines|
Big Brother was the fourth episode of the third season of Tracy Beaker Returns. It was first broadcast at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel on 20/01/2012.
After being convicted of attempting to mug a woman, Liam is made to wear an electronic tag.
- First appearance of Jack O'Donovan (who is played by a different actor when we next see him).
- Final regular appearance of Richard Wisker as Liam O'Donovan (he will return in The Dumping Ground for Liam's Story and the second season finale).
- Liam's bedroom has been repainted from pink to a shade of blue.
- This is the second time in Tracy Beaker Returns that someone claims to have hayfever (in this case, Liam).
- The episode's title refers to the fact Liam has a big brother, and also a reference to either the character Big Brother from the book 1984, or the reality tv programme of the same name (which took its title from the book character) where a group of housemates spend weeks in a house under surveillance. Similarly, in this episode, Liam ends up under a kind of surveillance (being made to wear a tag and put under curfew) like the housemates in Big Brother.
- This is the third (and final) time Liam has an altercation with the law.
- On the fridge in the scene where Liam talks to Tracy about her and Cam, the magnets spell out 'Mi hermano o no?'(sic) and that means 'My brother or not?' in Spanish. This refers to the fact that Liam is wondering whether to move in with his brother or not.
- When the lady is explaining to Liam the three strikes rule, the subtitles read "We operates", an error in grammar.
- Tracy tells Liam that he will be 16 soon and should think about moving on from Elm Tree House. However, Frank is already 16 and has not left.
- Lily goes uncredited.
|Tracy Beaker Returns episodes|
Season 1: Tracy Beaker Superstar • New Life's Eve • Bad Luck Boy • By The Book • Family Values • Anarchy in the DG • Secrets • Sisters • Good Luck Boy • Viva Carmen • The Werewolf • A Day at The Beach • Moving On
Season 3: The Visitors • Firestarter • Shadows • Big Brother • Belonging • Eggs • Justine Littlewood Returns • Reward • Summer Holiday • Going Home • Jody Jackson • The Invitation • Goodbye Tracy Beaker