Moving On (Tracy Beaker Returns)
Series 1, Episode 13
Air date 26/03/2010
Written by Elly Brewer and Ben Ward
Directed by Michael Davies
Episode guide
A Day at The Beach
The Burnywood Menace

Moving On was the thirteenth episode of Tracy Beaker Returns. It was orignally broadcast at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel on 26/03/2010.


Tracy is offered a job as a journalist in London, but to get it she must write an article about children in care. On learning that she will be leaving her job as a carer, however, the kids refuse to help her.


  • Tracy and Cam are now living in a flat as opposed to a house.
  • This was the only time the words "Bog Off" were seen in Tracy Beaker Returns and the first time the phrase popped up outside of The Story of Tracy Beaker.
  • Liam references Tracy meeting him at the police station in Tracy Beaker Superstar as well as Sapphire handling stolen goods in Secrets.
  • When Tracy is typing her article, the song Don't You (Forget About Me)  by the band Simple Minds is heard.
  • This is the first time since the original series Tracy has broken the fourth wall and spoken directly to the audience. Coincidentally, that episode was also its first season's finale.
  • On its original broadcast, the episode was dedicated to Tommy Hair, the Sound Recordist for Season 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns. The dedication board was removed on repeat airings and is absent from the BBC iPlayer.
  • It is revealed that Sapphire lived in a bedsit with her dad by Tracy saying "in a bedsit with your dad" when she hides in Sapphire's wardrobe and dashes out.


  • When Tracy enters the lounge, Tee and Lily's heads are at different positions when the camera cuts between angles.
  • When Johnny talks to Tee after waking her up, her arm changes position during the cuts between angles when she is rubbing her eye.
  • After Tracy tells Johnny that she does not want his sandwich, Liam can be seen drinking from a bottle. When the camera cuts to her face, Liam is not seen stopping drinking; his mouth is already shut and he has already put down the bottle.
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