The Story of Tracy Beaker is a television programme adapted from the book of the same name by Jacqueline Wilson. Its sequel Tracy Beaker Returns started in 2010.It ran on CBBC for five series, from 2002 to 2006 and also contained a feature length episode, Tracy Beaker: The Movie of Me, broadcast in 2004, as well as a week of interactive episodes for Children in Need, entitled Tracy Beaker Parties With Pudsey, which were also crossovers with other shows from CBBC.The episodes themselves intersperse live action with cartoon sequences drawn by Nick Sharratt depicting Tracy's inner thoughts and, from series 3 onwards, the thoughts of other characters as well. Initially these cartoons would often be followed by a more realistic interpretation of what happened, but this was discontinued after the first series. The theme song was written and performed by Keisha White. In March 2009, the BBC announced that actress Dani Harmer would reprise the role of Tracy Beaker in a new series consisting of 13 episodes in which she would become a care worker at her former care home - this appears on TV as Tracy Beaker Returns. All of the five series have been released on DVD.


Series Episodes Originally Aired
1 26 January 8, 2002 to April 4, 2002
2 26 January 7, 2003 to April 3, 2003
3 26 September 25, 2003 to April 1, 2004
4 22 October 7, 2004 to April 5, 2005
5 20 November 28, 2005 to December 9, 2005