Justine Littlewood Returns
Series 3, Episode 7
Air date 10/02/2012
Written by Emma Reeves
Directed by Michael Davis
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Justine Littlewood Returns was the seventh episode of the third season of Tracy Beaker Returns. It was originally broadcast at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel on 10/02/2012.


Justine comes to the Dumping Ground to ask Mike to give her away at her wedding. Her arrival also brings back Tracy's jealousy for her.


  • The events of the episode Dares are referred to (namely Jenny's clothes being nicked from the shower and Tracy eating a worm) as is the episode Justine's Telly (where Justine gets a television) and the episode Back & Bad (where Tracy sets Cam's kitchen on fire).
  • It has been 6 years since Justine was last at the Dumping Ground and she left there in 2006, according to Gus and Tracy's book. 2006 was also the final year a new episode of The Story of Tracy Beaker was broadcast.
  • This is the third time someone in Tracy Beaker Returns claims to have "hay-fever" and this first (and only) time Tracy claims to have it in Tracy Beaker Returns.
  • The Dumping Ground kids briefly get a laptop to replace the computer.
  • The episode title is a play on the show's title "Tracy Beaker Returns".


  • How would Tracy know the date Justine left the Dumping Ground? On the day Tracy left, Justine was indeed leaving too but only for a weekend visit.
  • Season 2 of Tracy Beaker Returns supposedly takes place in 2010 (according to Mr Matthews's bench) but according to Gus and the book, Season 3 takes place in 2012.  This is an error as Season 3 only takes place a year after Season 2, per Gus's comment that Cam's flat caught fire again "last year". It seems the writers were working under the assumption the show is set in the year it was broadcast (2012) instead of the year of filming (2011).
  • When Harry rings Sapphire, he hangs up on her right after he tells her "[[[Justine Littlewood|Justine]]] is Tracy's worst enemy" before Sapphire has a chance to react. 
  • Tracy and Justine say that the Dumping Ground brings back so many memories. But neither of them have lived in Elm Tree House II.
  • How would Justine know where the Dumping Ground is now because she left in Elm Tree House l and the first episode to have Elm Tree House ll as a care home was back in Tracy Beaker Superstar.

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