Series 2, Episode 12
Air date 18/03/2011
Written by Dawn Harrison
Directed by Michael Davies
Episode guide
Snake Bite
Chain Reaction

Grandad was the twelth episode of the second season of Tracy Beaker Returns. It was broadcast at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel on 18/03/2011.


On the day he is meant to be going fishing with his grandad, Frank learns that he died last week, the funeral was yesterday and he has been buried without a headstone. To rectify the headstone problem, Frank decides to sell his grandfather's watch.


  • Elektra says that fishing is for "old people". A similar sentiment was expressed by Ben Batambuze in classic series episode Get Lost.
  • Series 2 is apparently set in 2010, if Mr Matthews's memorial bench is anything to go by.
  • This is the first time Frank enjoying fishing is brought up.
  • The issue of Tracy and independence will be mentioned again in following episode Chain Reaction.

Tracy Beaker Returns episodes

Season 1: Tracy Beaker SuperstarNew Life's EveBad Luck BoyBy The BookFamily ValuesAnarchy in the DGSecretsSistersGood Luck BoyViva CarmenThe WerewolfA Day at The BeachMoving On

Season 2: The Burnywood MenaceDrainedCrushedRefugeesMoneyElektraWhat You Don't KnowA Day in The CountryThe Scare GameOut of ControlSnake BiteGrandadChain Reaction

"You Choose" specials: Come Alone, CarmenCyberbullyingBeg, Borrow or Steal

Season 3: The VisitorsFirestarterShadowsBig BrotherBelongingEggsJustine Littlewood ReturnsRewardSummer HolidayGoing HomeJody JacksonThe InvitationGoodbye Tracy Beaker