Caring and Sharing
Season 5, Episode 1
Air date 01/01/06
Episode guide
Tracy Beaker's Parties With Pudsey, Part 5
Too Many Crooks

Caring and Sharing was the first episode of the fifth season of The Story of Tracy Beaker.


Seeing that the Dumping Ground residents have turned into zombies, Elaine bans television and forces everyone to put on a puppet show. Elsewhere, Justine Littlewood's dad brings a new arrival to the Littlewood household, whom she resents.


  • First appearance of  Georgina Hagen as Rebecca Chalmers.
  • Justine returns to live at the Dumping Ground
  • First appearance of Elm Tree House.
  • Mike Milligan returns
  • First episode with cast ordered in appearance.
  • Tracy Beaker is absent.


  • When Elaine brings out the puppet theatre, Rio asks if it is a TARDIS, a reference to the time travelling machine from Doctor Who.
  • Layla says that the puppet theatre is a Wendy House. This is a reference to Peter Pan, where the childs playhouse (Which Layla meant) got its name.
  • This episode, the first day of it, took place exactly two years after Good As Gold.


  • In Return to Sender, Sid moved the kids to a new building. This happened after Justine left the Dumping Ground, so how would she have known its new address? (Sid may have informed Justine and/or the rest of the family the same way he told Cam and Tracy)

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