Scary Beasts
Series 1, Episode 13
Air date 15/03/13
Written by Dawn Harrison
Directed by Diana Patrick
Episode guide
Jody in Wonderland

Scary Beasts was the thirteenth episode of the first season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 15/03/2013 at 17:30 on the CBBC Channel.


Faith's brother, Razz, shows up out of the blue with bad company hot on his heels. Meanwhile, Mo has a "magic" egg that hatches into a snake.


  • This was the only instance where two episodes were first broadcast on the same day that were not a season premiere and the second episodes.
  • First episode of The Dumping Ground to be broadcasted at 17:30. The show would move to this time as its regular slot beginning with season 2.
  • Final appearance of Elm Tree House (although the inside of it is seen in the following episode via recap footage and pictures of the old house are seen in the following seasons). The land that the house was on underwent redevelopment commencing in 2013, preventing the BBC (or anyone for that matter) from using the house, which was demolished as part of the redevelopment.
  • Final appearances of Kay Purcell as Gina Conway and Jessica Revell as Elektra. The latter would return a couple of years later for a series of web videos called The Dumping Ground Dish Up, and later for season 5's HashtagSaveTheDG.
  • First appearance of Mike the snake.
  • Razz tells Faith that he tracked her down via the donation page for her charity run in The Real Faith Davis.
  • This is the first season finale to not end with one of the characters in shot, but rather ends with an exterior shot of Elm Tree House. The next one will occur in Two For Joy
  • This was the final episode of The Dumping Ground to premiere on BBC HD. From season 2 onward, HD premieres of The Dumping Ground would premiered on CBBC HD.


  • Elektra tells Johnny the name of her gang was "The Snakes". This contradicts the Tracy Beaker Returns episode Snake Bite where her gang was named "The Cobras".
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 PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting