Doris (episode)
Series 4, Episode 12
Air date 7th October 2016
Written by Dawn Harrison
Directed by Duncan Foster
Episode guide
Perfect Match
Risky Business

Doris is the twelth episode of the fourth series of The Dumping Ground. It first aired on 7th October 2016 on CBBC and CBBC HD.


After opening a salon in the garage, Carmen meets an old lady named Doris whom she forms and bond with. Elsewhere, Floss tries to get the Dumping Ground a cat.



  • The subtitles spell Jody's name "Jodie".
  • When Tee is trying to phone Carmen and has to leave a message, you can see the screen of her smartphone is switched on. In real life, when you are making a call on a smartphone, the screen turns off when you hold it to your ear so as you don't accidentally press any buttons with your ear or cheek.
  • Tee seems to forget how she got the wrong end of the stick with Gina's mum Hattie in Series 1 , and doesn't seem to part any wisdom or understanding about Carmen's emotional attachment to Doris, like she did with Hattie.


Ryan (seeing Floss with rashes on her face): May-Li, Floss has got the lurgy!

The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting