|Miscreants, Robots and Bullies|
|Series 5, Episode 1|
|Air date|| 20/01/17 (compilation)|
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.
- 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.