Three Days
Season 3, Episode 11
Episode 11
Air date 06/10/15 (individual)
20/03/16 (compilation as The New Girl)
Episode guide
Dragon Slayer
Free to Good Home
Three Days is the eleventh episode and mid-season premiere of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 6th October 2015 at 16:30 on CBBC and CBBC HD.


A new girl named Sasha is dropped off at Ashdene Ridge on her way to a secure facility where she makes a big impression with the residents. Elsewhere, Ryan, Bailey and Mo get into a spot of bother whilst looking after a neighbour's house.


  • The episode was originally meant to have been broadcasted on 18th September[1], but for some reason was pushed into October.
  • First episode of The Dumping Ground to be broadcast on a Tuesday.
  • First appearance of Annabelle Davis as Sasha Bellman.
  • The opening titles have been edited to remove Johnny and add Finn and Sasha.
  • In the episode trailer, in the scene where Floss and Carmen find Sasha on the bus, Carmen tells Mike they have a "little" stowaway. In the broadcast episode, the word "little" is cut.
  • First appearance of Mo's dad (or rather his grandad), although we only see him on the video tape.
  • In the scene where the kids are watching the film, audio from Disney's Pinnochio can be heard.
  • This is the second time in The Dumping Ground that hayfever has been brought up as a substitute for crying (in this case, Mike crying over Pinnochio).
  • The episode was later aired in compilation format with the following episode under the name of "The New Girl". This is so far the only instance where the individual parts of the premiere were aired first and compilation followed afterward, as opposed to the other way round.
  • First mid-season premiere.


  • The episode was at first erroneously listed as "Series 4: Episode 1" on the BBC's online tv guide.
  • The credits on the BBC's website erroneously list Keith and Johnny, neither of whom are in the episode.
  • In the audio described version (of the individual episode broadcast), during the scene where Floss is throwing away the printer cartridges, the narrator calls her "Flo".


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 ImpossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground Island