Miscreants, Robots and Bullies
Series 5, Episode 1
Air date 20/01/17 (compilation)
28/01/17 (individual)
Episode guide
Two For Joy
Back in The Game

Miscreants, Robots and Bullies was the first episode of season 5 of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast in compilation format with the following episode under the name Back in The Game at 4:30pm on 20th January 2017 on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Bailey starts bonding with Sasha's brother, Dexter, much to Sasha's disgust. Elsewhere, The Dumping Ground delas with some snooty neighbours who very quickly take a dislike to them.


  • During the episode's original broadcast, the subtitles from this episode somehow found their way to the BBC News Channel and were played over the inauguration of President Donald Trump, which was being broadcast on BBC News at the same time as The Dumping Ground.


  • Ashdene Ridge porch has been changed since the previous episode. The porch now has a door that opens to its side rather than directly facing the road.
  • It is revealed Mo returned to live with his grandparents (his adoptive parents) prior to this episode.
  • The opening titles have been altered to remove Mo, Tee and Carmen and add Archie.
  • Tyler, Finn and Kazima's outfit has been changed in the opening titles.
  • The main characters are now credited without their surnames for the first time since season 2.
  • First appearances of Peter, Janet and Edward Umbleby.
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