Sneaking in Ben
Series 1, Episode 3
Air date 22nd January 2002
Written by Andy Walker
Directed by Susan Tully
Episode guide
Cam's First Visit

Sneaking in Ben is the third episode of the first series of The Story of Tracy Beaker. It first aired on 22nd January 2002 on CBBC.


On the way home from school with Justine and Louise, Tracy decides to stay in the park when the others return to the Dumping ground. Another encounter with Ben leads to Tracy wanting to take him to see where she lives.

But Tracy is forced to hide Ben when Jenny refuses Tracy any guests as a result of her lateness, she has to sneak him into her room, before leaving to get food. As she gets caught in the process Tracy must try and get back to her room before Ben's found. Unfortunately Justine gives the game away and Ben is at risk of being caught. Louise has to try and save Tracy. Meanwhile, Ryan, Zac and Duke have to try and deal with a mouse lose in the kitchen.

They try mouse traps but Jenny quickly shuts that idea down. Zac and Ryan actually catch it at last; Duke is very happy at this and wants to flatten it with a mallet but Ryan and Zav strongly resent this idea and guilt trip Duke into just letting it go free instead.

Main Cast


The Story of Tracy Beaker episodes

Season 1: Tracy Returns to the Dumping GroundDaresSneaking in BenCam's First VisitChild of the WeekThe Truth is RevealedBirthdayThe 1000 Words About TracyBad PeterCam's HouseDumping Ground VirusJustine's TellyTracy and Cam RowSleepoverParent's EveningThe PostcardHelpful TracyWhere's the WorkFriendTreasure HuntRomanceTemporary Care WorkerCut the WeedNeed ArmbandsMiss You!The End!

Season 2: Back & BadBedsitBrothersAction TherapyAlienDoggieBad GirlsBig FightHollywoodHome TruthsDay TripChristmasTakeoverWorkBridesmaidQuizTwo-Timing AdeleSecrets and LiesMusicFamily TreeBen's PartyGet LostThe Long GoodbyeGenius at WorkNathan's AssessmentHome and Hosed

Season 3: Leavin' on a Jet PlaneSupernatural ShelleyJackieFree LouiseThe BygravesDown with SchoolCrashed and ThrashedNo-One Quite Like GrandpaDown to EarthNothing Happens HereThe Beaker ClubPowercutJust DessertsMind Your Own BusinessI am Not in LoveTime CapsuleFootball TrialWe Are FamilyBe PreparedSufia the SilentBabies Suck!ExploitedBe QuietDad TroubleThe Big RaceGood as Gold

Season 4: Return to SenderBouncer vs. LolIn with the WellardsMeet the ParentSingle White FemaleCan't Buy Me LoveLife is a CabaretTemper, TemperLove and WarBeam Me Up, ScottieTesting TimesBest of EnemiesThe Finishing LineDear DadDemocracyThe SnakeRebel Without a ClueThe Long RunIndependence DayBeaker Witch ProjectRoxy the RockWe're Off the Map Now

Season 5: Caring and SharingToo Many CrooksChantal's GoodbyeFree PiggyScary MillyLife CoachFrankelainesteinTracy's FantasyCash CowsTelling TalesA Dog's LifeWhodunnit?Spare DadOperation CareworkerBouncer's KitchenLove AllToddler in TownTwo's a CrowdMoving OnThe Wedding

Specials: Tracy Beaker's Movie of MeTracy Beaker's Parties With Pudsey