Operation Careworker
Season 5, Episode 14
Air date 12/02/2006
Episode guide
Spare Dad
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Operation Careworker was the 14th episode of the fifth season of The Story of Tracy Beaker.


Crash and Jackie learn that Shelley is leaving and will be replaced by a new head careworker. Fearing that they will have another Elaine, they encourage the kids to think up what sort of careworker they would like to have.


  • Final appearance of Shelley Appleton.


  • The song heard on the radio (that Mike was dancing to) is Livin' la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin.
  • The kids do a parody of BBC Gameshow The Weakest Link in this episode. Musical cues from that show can also be heard in a few of the scenes.

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