The Visitors
Season 3, Episode 1
Air date 06/01/2012 (as Slow Burn)
10/10/2012 (individual)
Written by Elly Brewer and Emma Reeves
Directed by Craig Lines
Episode guide
Chain Reaction

The Visitors was the first episode of the third season of Tracy Beaker Returns. It was first broadcast back to back with the following episode Firestarter under the name "Slow Burn" at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel on 06/01/2012.


The kids from Burnywood, and their care worker, are dumped at Elm Tree House after a fire breaks out.


  • The opening theme's opening notes are changed back to the way they were during the first half of season 2.
  • First appearances of Daniel Pearson as Rick Barber and Miles Butler-Hughton as Tyler Lewis.
  • The original back-to-back broadcast trimmed down a number of scenes, including:
    • The start of the episode where Dennis rings the doorbell the first time (instead starting from when he is ringing it the second time with Tracy and the others already on the ground floor).
    • Any scenes pertaining to Tee and her new hobby of sewing.
    • Johnny and Frank's fantasy on seeing Lizanne for the first time.
    • Liam and Tyler & Rick's rooms being searched.
    • Dennis blaming the day's events on Mike.
    • The kids suggesting staging a protest (again) or barricading themselves in the basement (again).
    • Lizanne handling Johnny's cash in Elektra's bedroom.
  • According to Tracy, Toby was fostered prior to this episode.
  • Sapphire now lives independently.
  • When the kids try to think of a way to oppose Dennis, events from The Burnywood Menace are referenced, including Lily falling off the roof, which is mentioned as a counterargument to staging a protest, and Sapphire having to stop anyone calling the police after it is suggested the kids barricade themselves in the basement.
  • Dennis tells Mike that he has been on "thin ice" since the protest in The Burnywood Menace.



Tracy Beaker Returns episodes

Season 1: Tracy Beaker SuperstarNew Life's EveBad Luck BoyBy The BookFamily ValuesAnarchy in the DGSecretsSistersGood Luck BoyViva CarmenThe WerewolfA Day at The BeachMoving On

Season 2: The Burnywood MenaceDrainedCrushedRefugeesMoneyElektraWhat You Don't KnowA Day in The CountryThe Scare GameOut of ControlSnake BiteGrandadChain Reaction

"You Choose" specials: Come Alone, CarmenCyberbullyingBeg, Borrow or Steal

Season 3: The VisitorsFirestarterShadowsBig BrotherBelongingEggsJustine Littlewood ReturnsRewardSummer HolidayGoing HomeJody JacksonThe InvitationGoodbye Tracy Beaker

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