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The Dumping Ground Island was a 50 minute Christmas special of The Dumping Ground It was first broadcast on 22nd December 2017 at 5:00pm on CBBC and CBBC HD. It was later rebroadcast as two separate episodes on 9 September 2018.

Synopsis

Fed up with responsibilities piling up on top of him, Tyler wishes he could retreat to a desert island and gets his wish. But when paradise turns into a nightmare, will Tyler be able to get over his fears and escape?

Trivia

  • This is the second Christmas special of the Dumping Ground since Jody in Wonderland.
  • Most of the episode is filmed in the North East of England as well as CreteGreece
  • This is the first episode in the Tracy Beaker franchise to be filmed abroad.
  • Footage from the episodes Seriously Funny, Baby, Home Alone, Stepping Up and Two For Joy can be seen on the laptop in the cave.
  • Ryan references the events of Hold The Front Page.
  • Part 1 features the second use of a "Next Time" trailer, while Part 2 features the fifth use (in broadcast order) a "Previously" trailer.


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 OffQuittersExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesG.I. 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?The 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 BusinessTrollIt 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 HeroStuckThe SecretBird's SongHomeFakerMe, Myself and IJay and Bird's Day OffWastersJoyless DivisionNo EscapingTo Have and Not to HoldMissing Presumed Single


Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss the FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact MeetingThe Joseph & Taz Files