Series 4, Episode 9
Air date 18/03/16
Episode guide
First Past The Post
The End of it All

Survivors was the ninth episode of the fourth season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 18th March 2016 at 5:00pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


With everyone glum over Mike's suspension, May-Li takes the young people to a theme park, only for the minibus to have a puncture. Meanwhile back at the Dumping Ground, Ryan and Carmen stay behind to look after Harry, then must look for him after he runs away.


  • This episode establishes that Ashdene Ridge is located in Newcastle.
  • This is the only episode of any Tracy Beaker show where someone has had a genuine case of hayfever, in this case, Jody.
  • This was the first episode of The Dumping Ground to air after CBBC's change to the multicoloured logo. However, on its original broadcast, the end credits still carried the old white letters on green background logo. It was eventually edited, along with the rest of the episodes from season 4A, to carry the new multicoloured logo.
  • Following the episode's broadcast, a special bulletin of BBC regional new programme Look North was uploaded to the CBBC website.
  • In conjunction with this episode's airing, a special "Save Mike" campaign was promoted on CBBC's website.
  • Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off", which can be heard when the bus is driving around the countryside before it gets its puncture, was previously used as the music for season 3A's trailer.


  • Shona and Jody's names are incorrectly spelt as "Shana" and "Jodie" (although the former is later corrected)".
  • The subtitles call Jody "he" at one point.
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