Party Games
Season 3, Episode 1
Party Games
Air date 16/01/15 (as Law & Disorder)
07/03/15 (individually)
Written by Emma Reeves
Directed by Roberto Bangura
Episode guide
Face The Music
Grand Theft DG
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Party Games is the first episode of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast back-to-back with the following episode under the title Law and Disorder, on the CBBC Channel and CBBC Channel HD on 16 January 2015 at 5:00pm.


When a footballer and his wife come to the Dumping Ground, Carmen and Bailey try to get themselves fostered by the couple. Elsewhere, Harry meets with wrestling fans, who want to foster him.


  • Beginning with this season, Emma Reeves takes over as head writer.
  • The opening titles have been altered to remove Lily, Faith, Rick and Frank. Kazima, Ryan, Toni, Billie and Mischief have been added to the opening titles, despite the fact the latter four do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the first time (on screen) an open day has been held at The Dumping Ground since The Story of Tracy Beaker.
  • According to the leaflet with the children in, Johnny is not yet 16; still 15.
  • This is the second and third times windows at the DG have been smashed by footballs.
  • From this episode onward, the main characters are now credited with their surnames.


  • Tee was angry at May-Li for using the school photo in the booklet, when in fact the photo used was a promotional picture from series two which was clearly not a school photo.
  • In the cartoon animation, when the DG kids are in the shop, they all have their series two cartoon designs (except from Tyler and Kazima [partially - her clothes are different but her hairstyle's the same]).

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