One Giant Leap
Season 5, Episode 3
Air date 27/01/17
Episode guide
Back in The Game
The Fairytale Princess

One Giant Leap was the third episode of Series 5 of The Dumping Ground. It aired on 27th January at 4:30pm on CBBC.


Ryan overhears Mike and May-Li discussing that he is going to be thrown out of the Dumping Ground due to budget problems, so turns everyone else in the house against each other to get the care workers to throw someone else out instead. Elsewhere, Joseph and Finn track down a scientist to prove if the moon landings were real.


  • The episode takes its title from the words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong after stepping onto the Moon for the first time - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".


  • The subtitles frequently refer to May-Li as "Millie".
  • The subtitles wrongly spell Toni's name as "Tony"
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 ImpossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground Island