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Tracy Beaker redirects here.For other uses, see Tracy Beaker (disambiguation),.

Tracy Beaker is the main protagonist of the Tracy Beaker franchise of books and television series'. Previously, she was a high-tempered girl in foster care turned into a powerfully independent care-worker at Elm Tree House. Her mother, Carly Beaker, gave birth to her as a teenager. As a child, her mother's boyfriend used to beat her so she was taken to the Dumping Ground for domestic violence. Four years after her foster mum was married to Gary, they divorced and she became a social worker. Currently, she lives with Cam, her adopted mother and occasionally by herself, when her mum is in New York.

She is portrayed by Dani Harmer and Sarah Churm in the stage play, Tracy Beaker Gets Real.

Biography

Early Years

In her teenage years, 16-year-old Carly Beaker (Tracy's mother) was pregnant with her. Once Tracy was born, her mum left her at home unattended so she could go the pub ad stay out late. Then, her mother got a Boyfriend named Dave, who she calls Monster Gorrila, possibly her father, who used to hit and abuse her alot. She was sent to a Care Home by social services. Since she couldn't stay with her mother, she often cried and caused tantrums so she was often sent to The Quiet Room.

Tracy was eventually fostered by Ted and Julie, but a few months after she had moved in Julie found out that she was pregnant and Tracy was sent back to The Dumping Ground.


The Story of Tracy Beaker

Series One

In the first series of The Story of Tracy Beaker, at first, Tracy returns to the Dumping Ground (Stowey House) , after being kicked out of Ted and Julie's house because of the new baby arrived and Tracy has a horrible history with babies. Angrily, she packs her things to stay only to see her best friend, Louise being friends with Justine Littlewood. Then, she becomes even more infuriated when Justine has her old bedroom, due to her being away, whilst she was fostered. Instantly, she becomes Justine's worst enemy and breaks, by sneaking into her room, Justine's clock which her dad got for. In an attempt to escape from the Dumping Ground, she meets her new friend, Ben Batambuze, who says that he lives on the streets, they keep on chatting and instantly become friends in the process as they walk along the streets together happily and she is impressed with the large quantitles of chocolate she is given by him.

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Tracy arriving at the Dumping Ground

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Tracy talking to Justine about dares.

At the beginning, Tracy is seen looking at the files, in the office, so she can see her mum's address and has no luck. Tracy storms in Jenny's office to tell her something to get rid of Elaine, but Jenny says she can't contact her mum. Soon after, she and Justine, along with some others play the first ever, Dare Game with some others, which they decide in the the dining room, while having lunch. She finds herself with some horrid dares and even ends up eating a worm so she can win her old bedroom from Justine, who now owns it. Afterward, she became sick and began throwing up a lot. In the end, she then decides her new room is much better and then lets Justine keep it. We also learn that Tracy has a social worker, Elaine Boyack, nicknamed "Elaine The Pain", whom she hates.

Later on, Tracy meets Cam Lawson, a struggling author, as there is not much activity in the Dumping Ground and Tracy is extremely excited, but is upset when Justine has to dampen her spirits and wears makeup, from Adele, to impress her, with disastrous results. She does this by bribing her. Since she is an author and Tracy loves writing, she wants to make a first good impression on her and ends up having a fight with Justine, as she provoked her, making them embrassed as Cam watches the whole thing.

Later in the series Tracy learns that another couple wishes to foster her, but is disappointed Tracy, after being pranked by Peter to see they are old. On the other hand, Peter likes the look of them. The day out doesn't go well, as Tracy is too lively for Terry and Jill to cope with. However, they like the look of Peter. Tracy overhears Jenny and Mike telling Elaine  that Peter would probably be much better suited with the Browns, and is cross with Peter for ruining her chances. When Peter tells Tracy that he isn't ready to be fostered yet, she persuades him to be bad to put the Browns off. Peter starts pulling some of Tracy's antics, but when he shouts, 'I'm badder than Tracy Beaker!'.

Tracy, Cam and Justine talking to each other. Tracy becomes increasingly frustrated with Cam, who has still not decided whether or not to foster her. Banned from phoning her, Tracy enlists Ben's help to go to see Cam in person. When they arrive at her flat, Cam is out, so Tracy and Ben rearrange the furniture, play music and eat chocolate. When Cam gets home, she is furious and takes Tracy back. Tracy later apologies for breaking into her flat, and Cam says that she is still considering fostering her.

At the end of the series Cam asks Tracy to move in with her. Tracy agrees, packs straight away and has a lovely goodbye from all the staff and children.

Series Two

Unfortunately, Tracy lands back at the Dumping Ground after setting fire to Cam's kitchen. After this incident, Tracy refuses to talk to Cam, so Elaine resolves to get them talking with a series of role-play and trust exercises. Whilst Elaine briefly leaves the room, Tracy and Cam sneak off and Tracy decides to show Cam what it's like to 'be her', which culminates in a disappearance at the shops to indicate how she felt when Cam left her As the episode ends, their friendship is back on track.

Later in the series, Tracy meets Ben's Aunt and Uncle, Kate and Jasper, who decide that they want to foster her. Tracy is initially ecstatic about this, only to learn that living with Kate and Jasper would mean moving to Scotland - far away from the DG, her best friend Ben and of course, Cam. In the end Tracy decides to go to Scotland, but only for a holiday.

Series Three

Tracy is still living in the DG, but gets worried when new head care worker Shelley Appleton decides to move her to a different care home. To make matters worse, Cam is leaving for wikipedia:New York|New York. Fortunately, after the other kids form an alliance to all leave if Tracy does, Shelley postpones the idea.

She later makes friends with new arrival Jackie Hopper, who makes a dash for the door at every opportunity, whom Tracy convinces to stay at the Dumping Ground for a while.

Series Four

Tracy's back and living with Cam, and just around the corner at the new location of the Dumping Ground is the arrival of the Wellards. They guarantee it won't be a smooth move. But Tracy Beaker's taken back to save the day.  Whilst in the Dumping Ground, it is Bouncer's birthday and he is leaving, Tracy is living with Cam and tries to set straight the situation at the DG.

Tracy decides its time to meet Cam's mom, her adoptive grandmother,File:Penelopelawson.jpg|thumb|Tracy's adoptive grandmother Penelope Lawson and, uninspectedly likes her, which she didn't expect at all.Tracy is still living with Cam. Tracy spends the shopping money for things she wants. At first, Tracy wakes up and she is back at the care-home and everyone seems to be singing and not enjoying themselves and suddenly it becomes like the west-end musical, wikipedia:Chicago(musical)|Chicago.  Crash, Jackie and Tracy have a master plan as they take pranks from the nasty the Wellards|Wellards. But Chantal is feeling rather emotional over Jackie's feelings for her. Tracy helps when Bouncer has feelings over careworker Jane.

Tracy is with Cam. Meahwhile, at the Dumping Ground, Hayley's gone to live with Mark and Helen, and Layla is upset. While Elaine is trying to find a perfect foster family for Marco.  Tracy helps when an Inspecter comes to the Dumping Ground and isn't pleased in what he sees at the start. Tracy and Justine tend to be enemies and end up finally meeting up. Tracy helps Jackie overcome some difficulties when she is very emotional when she watches her grandfather die so she is very emotional. Tracy watches as Rio and Crash find something in common. Tracy is still lurking at Cam's, while Duke is interested in a new job, and it's the battle of the both sexes at the DG.-Tracy watches as Duke is interested in a new job, and it's the battle of the both sexes at the DG.

Tracy Beaker Returns

Series One

Four years later, she has written an autobiography, however, she used Cam's credit card to publish it and the police soon catch on. She is arrested and interviewed before being locked up, where it was revealed that Cams' marraige with Gary didn't work out, with Tracy stating that they don't talk about him. The reason why is still unknown. She is released when Cam drops the charges, on condition that she pays her back and that she helps write a column for the newspaper. When she returns home, she hears some angry sounding messages from Cam and she runs away from home. She ends up in the Dumping ground and Mike allows her to stay the night. The next day she asks Mike for a job and he lets her become an assistant careworker. However, she does not do a good job, always being late and breaking her promises to the kids.When she is told that she might be fired, she quits and leaves. With the help of the kids, she gets her job back. After that, she has a job filled with excitement almost every day and she becomes closer to the kids, particularly Lily and Toby because of their problems. Some of her adventures as a careworker include her disastrous first night shift at the Dumping Ground, her attempt to get Lily back with Poppy and Rosie and her attempt of finding out about stolen goods in Sapphire's room. In the last episode of the first series, Tracy is offered a job for a newspaper in London and she has to write an article about life in care. Everyone refuses to help at first, but eventually they decide to help her. Tracy is given the job, but she turns it down, saying that she would much rather stay at the Dumping Ground.

In the second series, Tracy learns that the council are going to shut down the Dumping Ground and so she climbs onto the roof and starts a protest. The protest ends in disaster, however, when Lily ends up climbing onto the roof and falling off. As a result the Dumping Ground is briefly blue, but rebeakerised thanks to the news reports about the accident. Mike is almost sacked because of the protest, but he is thankfully let in. Lily is fostered by Cam after the accident, and Tracy starts to feel jealous as it has always just been her and Cam living together. After briefly getting a second job at a cafe to avoid spending time at home, Tracy finally accepts having Lily as a sister and they start to bond even more. After many more adventures at the Dumping Ground, including being made to dress up as a giant sausage with Sapphire and having to be a team leader during a weekend in the countryside, Tracy finally loses Lily as a sister when she decides to live with her dad once again. When Cam leaves for New York, Tracy starts having panic attacks at home, finally resulting in a big one in front of the kids.

In series 3 Tracy deals with cynical Burnywood careworker Dennis Stokle, tries to get shy, Mousy Kitty out of her shell despite being warned of her unpredictable behaviour resulting in Tracy being injured badly, and helping Lily to try and help her to get Rosie and Poppy with their dad, Steve Kettle.In episode 7, Tracy has diffic when she was warned by denis of Kitty's unpreditable behaviour ulty at the Dumping ground when Justine Littlewood returns.Later in the episode,Justine announced that she is getting married with a man called Charlie.(Episode 12).In the final episode of Tracy Beaker returns,Tracy decides to leave DG because she becomes a fully qualified careworker in a different care home. She is replaced with Melanie, who makes Tracy jealous because on Tracy's last day of working at the DG she does everything better than Tracy does including Jody Jackson's life after she has an allergic reaction. Tracy sleeps overnight at the DG then the next morning says goodbye to Mike and leaves for good. Tracy is nice and caring to everyone at the DG.

Characterization

Physical Appearance

To begin with, in the books Tracy had black curly hair, pale skin and black eyes. Thoroughout the book she is described as small, with Football saying she is tiny and Tracy referrs herself as a 'little titch'. She is shown usually wearing bright red jumper with a short, blue skirt with long dark blue socks and light blue slippers. Her eyes are shown to be small black dots and her black eyebrows curved. In photos, she is shown to have bright red cheeks as well as a short round neck. In the first series of television series, she is shown have brown eyes instead of black eyes and her fashion sense is the same as it was before along her other qualities. As of the second series, her fashion sense changes are she wears more age-appropriate clothes, like boots or leather jackets, as she has become twelve- years old and also her hair is longer as she sometimes decides to wear it in plaits. Then, as of the third series, she keeps her long hair but prefers to wear it curly and continues this til to the end of the television show. In Tracy Beaker Returns, she becomes 5'1" (1.55m)[1] and has longer hair and fairer skin. Even though she is still short and is shown to be shorter than Liam and other teenage Elm Tree House residents. Her fashion sense is varied, but it still the same as she wears leather jackets occasionally with boots but mostly jumpers.

Personality

At the first, Tracy has a fierce personality and appears strong and independent, often described as 'tomboy'. She is usually portrayed as extremely tough since in Starring Tracy Beaker she gave Justine a bloody nose by rapidly punching her. As well as this, people tend to fear her because of this. However, in Justine's Telly, she is described, by Jenny, as a '"softie", since she made petition for Justine when she her television stopped working. Once, in a interview, Jacqueline Wilson stated "Tracy is so outrageous. It's great to invent somebody who is far bolder than you would ever be yourself. I do think she's got an excuse for bad behaviour, though, because she's had a really tough life. If Tracy didn't have this total determination to survive and get her own back on people, she would be an extra-specially sad soul.[2] She has an interest in revenge and has often got her back on other people many a time. As revealed in Sufia The Silent, she is a flair for art as she paints a stream, until Micheal ruins it. At the at age of ten, she remained fantastical about mother coming to take her home. Later on, Tracy becomes more mature and nice with. Four years later, Tracy becomes more bubbly and cheerful however her ideas still come off as, what Gina calls, a "Tracy Plan". Also, as she is, at first a little reckless and causes Tee to fall off a tree, showing she is not ready to be a care-worker and is described as "a lousy care-worker". Later on in the series, she is respected and is seen a responsible, mature adult and more emotional.

Interests

Writing

At the age of ten, writing was a major interest of hers with her writing in a journal every day at express her feelings about her care-home, Elm Tree House. She has always had a flair for writing, usually in the bedroom, whilst being interrupted by Elaine Boyack. When she was younger she expected to be an extremely famous author, perhaps to follow in her mum's footsteps of being famous. She sees Cam as in inspiration ,despite being an struggling author. As revealed in The Dare Game, she wants her book to revolve around her will the title related to her misadventures at her care-home and with Cam Lawson. She often asks Cam for advice about writing and even gives advice for Cam to write. As a child, she was persistent about becoming famous by taking up this profession. Four years after she gets adopted by Cam and Gary she writes a book called: My Life in Care and it is a autobiographical, like she has always dreamed. After this her book becomes wildly popular, but she used Cam's credit card. She also wrote a journal entry on her laptop, when Johnny forces Tee to clean and he falls off the tree

Journalism

In Justine's Telly, Tracy first displayed in interest in journalism as she wanted to write an article about how Justine was allowed a television in her room but everyone else isn't allowed.  She holds the qualities of a true journalist as she speaks the truth. Once she found out the truth, she campaigned for her to have a television in her room, after her television stopped working.  Then,  she even writes a article so Cam would let her stay at the Dumping Ground.Later on in her life, he is appointed by Mike to write an article about Toby called Bad Luck Boy (article)|Bad Luck Boy will her stating that he is jinx, which is what he thought, though Tracy was trying to ironic in the article so people would laugh but then everyone was calling him "Bad Luck Boy" because of this. 

Football

Tracy liking for football was first revealed in The Dare Game, when she sees a boy named Football and skills him up stating that she is 'the best at football', much to Football's dismay and they have a match, in which Tracy wins and then begins bragging about how she won.  Also, she plays a game of football in the episode Football Trial.

Driving

Tracy interest in driving was first seen in Good Luck Boy. After a driving test,  Tracy gets her learners permit. So, Cam, her foster mum, is with her in the car helping her to drive. Throughout the episode, Tracy gets increasiley better at it.

Social Life

Family

Carly Beaker

Ever since The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy has always admired her mum and thought she would pick her up from the Dumping Ground (Elm Tree House) any second from them, however this never happening. So, Tracy then refuses that her mother will ever come back and is extremely sensitive about her, until Elaine says that she has tracked her down and she comes to visit her ("The Dare Game").  After this, Tracy starts admiring her again as she keeps on giving her presents. Her relationship with her mum instantly affects her relationship with Cam as she finds her mum telling her Cam is only fostering her for her money. ("The Dare Game", "Tracy Beaker's Movie of Me"). Eventually, she stops obsessing over her mum ("Back & Bad"). Also, she begins to hate her and even throws cake at her on her thirtheen birthday. ("Tracy Beaker's Movie of Me").  As she gets older, Tracy doesn't speak to her.

Tracy's Father

Tracy briefly mentions her mum's boyfriend who could be her father. Given that she is a her mum's boyfriend. Tracy is shown to resent him as she used to slap her, which is why she was sent to the Dumping Ground. ("The Story of Tracy Beaker"). However, she rarely metions her father, as he preferrs not to contact her. Perphaps he was her mum's former boyfriend and dumped her or he forced her to do things resulting in the birth of Tracy. 


Ted and Julie

Tracy used to love staying with Ted and Juile, as they were great foster parents and she was certain they were doing stay with her, until her Carly Beaker|mum came. (The Story of Tracy Beaker). However, due to a new baby arriving Ted and Julie thought that Tracy would be angry as she has a history, with babies (since she locked one in the closet. They are seen in Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground, dropping her at her Elm Tree House|the house. However, they didn't drop Tracy at the home in the books but instead she ended up with Aunt Peggy and Uncle Sid.

Aunt Peggy and Uncle Sid

Aunt Peggy and Uncle Sid took care of Tracy for some time. She is shown to resent them, although she harbours no feeling for Uncle Sid. In a dream, she sees Aunt Peggy and the other people she knows hurting her.

 Cam Lawson

When Tracy first met Cam, she thought of her as an inspiration and tried extremely hard to get her to like her trying to make a good first impression, even wearing makeup, but ends getting in a fight with Justine, her arch-enemy ("The Story of Tracy Beaker", "Cam's First Visit"). After this, Tracy gets interviewed by Cam and is delighted as she going into an article. But, ends up asking Cam to find a mum for her, who doesn't want to keep in contact with her. ("The 1000 Words About Tracy"). At first, Tracy thinks of her as a role model and then begins to think of her as a friend. Soon, Tracy wants Cam to despreately foster her despite the fact she is not ready. ("The Story of Tracy Beaker)", "Tracy and Cam Row", "Romance", "Helpful Tracy", The End!"). However, after a while, she eventually fosters her. ("The Story of Tracy Beaker", "The End!"). Throughout the series', Tracy and Cam have thier ups and downs: Tracy sets her house on fire, Tracy and Cam row. However, they go on a trip to Egypt.  But, their relationship was distrubed by Gary, who later adopted them. In Tracy Beaker Returns, Cam divorces  Gary and Cam gives her advice about being a Care-worker|care-worker ("Full Circle", "Bad Luck Boy"). She then moves to wikipedia:New York|New York.

Gary

Given that, Gary was Cam 's boyfriend, Tracy had to get along with him but can not stand him. However, it is not because he did something wrong but he takes up most of Cam's time. In fact, she even moved to the Dumping Ground again. (Free Piggy). She often thinks of him as a barrier between her and Cam. However, they some how become friends and Tracy is willing to be on good terms with him for Cam. He was Tracy foster father and between 2006-2010, as Cam and Gary were divorced. She mentions at one point that 'we don't talk about Gary'. (Full Circle). It's assumed that Gary cheated on Cam.

Penelope Lawson

Tracy first met Penelope Lawson, in the Meet the Parent and thought we was boring as she is Cam's mother so her adoptive grandmother. However, they began to talk and begin to enjoy conversing to each other, given they have so much in common and both know Cam very well so they have a lot to talk about.

Lily Kettle

Tracy first thought of Lily as just another one of her kids in care and treated her like everyone else ("Full Circle", Bad Luck Boy"). But, gradually she began to like Lily as much more hanging out with her more often and began to start a good relationship with her. Lily often listens to Tracy telling people that Tracy said something that they shouldn't do, to the kids in care. However, there personalties sometimes clash. Soon, they became foster sisters, in Fallen because Cam wanted to foster her but Tracy became jealous instantly and wanted Cam for herself. She often takes care of Lily and was deveasted when she came to live with her dad but knew it was the right thing to do. Even though they are no longer foster sister she still keeps an eye on her and makes sure she does the right thing. 

Camilla

Camilla is a young girl, who was fostered quickly in The Story of Tracy Beaker. (Book). She is close friends with Tracy, as Tracy mentions her in the book.

Louise

At first, Tracy met Louise when she moved to the first moved to the care-home, for domestic violence. Instantly, they become best friends and planned they'd move out themselves, when they're older. ("The Story of Tracy Beaker").    However, Tracy was fostered twice with: Ted and Juile, Aunt Peggy. Thoroughout the books, she doesn't find Louise a threat and in fact loves her long golden locks and lovely looks but makes it out like she doesn't like her. Justine mainly affects her relationship with Louise, who sees her as a friend ("The Story of Tracy Beaker", "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground", "Justine's Telly", "Sneaking in Ben", "Sleepover") But, Tracy becomes infuriated when Louise leaves Stowey House to be fostered by another family. Louise tries to help on mupilite occasions, unknown to her. ("Sneaking in Ben"). And at some points Louise just wishes that her, Tracy and Justine could just be friends.

Peter Ingham

At first, Tracy wanted to have nothing to do with Peter, describing him as 'weedy' and as even more annoyed when she says she is her best friend. However, Peter and Tracy somehow become friends and Tracy states that she misses him. (The Dare Game), along with Justine and Louise. Through the books, Tracy taunts Peter emotionally, despite how nice he is to him. Also, when he gets adopted, by Terry and Jill she seems rather sad about it.

Adele Azupadi

Since she is a teenager, Tracy is seen being extremely clingy with Adele, which sometimes annoys her ("Cam's First Visit", "Helpful Tracy"). However, Adele admires the fact Tracy is inspired by her. In many scenes, Tracy usually borrows makeup from her. Tracy also loves Adele indepent lifestyle, as seen in Bedsit. However, Tracy and Adele aren't seen interracing much thoughout the series 2, since Bedsit and Two-Timing Adele.

Ben Batambuze

Tracy is extremely close friends with Ben, first meeting him in Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground, thinking he lives on the streets. However, up until The Truth is Relevealed, she was more insterested in his large quailtes of chocolate and his background of living on the streets instead of his character. But, she finds him good to talk to ("Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground", "Sneaking in Ben", "The Truth is Revealed").

Crash Daniels

Crash has been a close friend of Tracy since they met in The Story of Tracy Beaker (Series 3). Tracy and Crash, along with Jackie are known as "The Three Musketeers". Throughout the series, Tracy has been helped by Crash on several occasions. It is also hinted Crash has a crush on Tracy Beaker. (Tracy's Beaker Thumping Heart). Tracy is usually chosen by Crash to do stuff with him.

Jackie Hopper

Since the time Jackie arrived, in Jackie (episode)|Jackie, Tracy and Jackie have been extremely friendly to each other. Throughout the series, she is often seen walking around with her or taking the bus somewhere. Tracy's bond with Jackie is extremely strong. As soon as they met, Tracy has always been supporting her, especially in difficult descions ("Jackie, "Good as Gold"). Both her and Crash, along with Tracy are known as "Three Musketeers", given that they stick to each other, through thick and thin.

Liam O'Donovan

At the start of the series, Tracy meets Liam, when they are both being questioned by the police: Tracy because of using Cam's credit card to publish her book, and Liam for turning a man's washing pink at a laundrette. Tracy starts to talk to Liam and acts friendly with him to cheer him up a bit whilst they were both uncertain what was going to happen to them. Liam ends up being extremely close to Tracy. Tracy is often seen stopping him from one of his schemes ("By The Book", "Anarchy in DG", "Out of Control", "Big Brother"), along with Frank. However, Tracy often helps him make the right descions, regarding his personal life at Elm Tree House. Liam see's Tracy as a big sister to him. ("Liam's Story").

Carmen Howle

Tracy first meets Carmen, proir to her stealing Cam's credit card. She then asks Mike for permission to stay at Elm Tree House for a bit, only for her to be offered a job as a care-worker there. Tracy is oblivious to the fact that Carmen, along with Lily and Tee, think she is a celebrity because of her book, My Life in Care, written by Tracy. However, Carmen still trusts her, despite the fact that she is a minor celebrity and as shown in Viva Carmen supports for judgements on descions because she was unsure whether to stay  with her mum. Simalar to Carly Beaker, Tracy's mum, her mother used to leave her by herself to so she could go to the pub and hang out with boys. Carmen started to show to not like Tracy as much when Justine Littlewood came back to ask Mike to give her away at her wedding. As Justine started telling everyone that Tracy made everything up about her in the book Tracy wrote (which wasn't true). Carmen grew to Justine, which made Tracy feel even more jealous about Justine.

Tee Taylor

Similar to how the other residents of Elm Tree House met Tracy, Tee met her, thinking she  was a celebrity and was asking her many questions. They officially meet in By the Book. They get along well at the first. Despite this, Tracy manages to interfere with Tee and Johnny's brother-sister bond, when she is angry about the way Johnny treats Tee. But, they seen happier with each other later in the series. Tee seems to like Tracy alot, and at one point Tracy gave her a Peter Pan book with a note written inside. This was revealed in Tee's last episode in The Dumping Ground, "One For Sorrow". Tee was one of the most upset about Tracy leaving the Dumping Ground to work at another care home.

Gus Carmichael

Upon her first day at Elm Tree House, as an assistant care-worker, Gus Carmichael was persistent to make sure that she got a tour of Elm Tree House. Tracy finds it very difficult for Gus to calm down and relax, as he has Austim. However, Tracy realizes that Gus thoroughly respects her, as well as everyone one else because she is a "fun care-worker". Tracy started to understand how to handle Gus more as the years went on and became someone Gus trusted a lot. As Tracy and Gus started their own investigation once to find out who had started a fire in the attic in the opening episodes to Series 3 of TBR. They both caught out the person who started the fire, which turned out to be the cynical care worker from Burnywood, Dennis Stockle.

===  Frank Matthews===

As well as mostly everyone else, Frank likes Tracy a lot. When Frank's Grandad died, Tracy helped Frank through the grieving process, and when Frank sold his grandad's pocket watch to buy a headstone for his grandad's grave, he was told by the council he can't have a headstone for his grandad been as he's sharing a grave with other people. Frank tried to buy back his pocket watch, but was unable to after a dodgey antique shop owner cheated him and was selling it for much more than she bought it for from Frank. Tracy managed to get the watch back for Frank when she made a deal with the shop owner.

Sapphire Fox

Sapphire and Tracy first met properly in Shadows, when Sapphire got tickets for a festival her dad was touring with. Tracy decided to help Sapphire when she found out Mike and Gina weren't letting Sapphire go to the festival. But Sapphire wasn't being entirely truthful with Tracy and was taking advantage of the new trainee care worker. When Tracy was told about Sapphire's dad's past, she undestood why Mike and Gina didn't want Sapphire to go. Tracy tried talking to Sapphire, but she just thought Tracy was trying to get the tickets off her. At the time, Tracy was also trying to convince Toby Coleman to meet some potential foster parents, and Sapphire ended up heling Tracy convince Toby to meet them. Which the two started bonding and forgot about the whole tickets drama. In the episode Secrets, Tracy finds a box full of video games in Sapphire's room and decides to spy on her in town. She followed Sapphire and her boyfriend Ferris Lloyd around town. Sapphire later told Tracy that Ferris was giving her presents and Tracy was under the impression that he had stolen them. Tracy manages to sort things out before Ferris got Sapphrie into serious trouble, as Ferris began lying saying it was Sapphire stealing all the stuff. But luckily, Ferris owned up when the police got involved as he didn't want Sapphire to get into trouble. Although Tracy tries to be a trustworthy care worker, Sapphire doesn't agree and finds her "nosey", which is just her being a typical teenager. Tracy ulimately finds Sapphire the hardest to trust, as she is fierecly indepent and older than all of the the other Elm Tree House residents. However, later on, she respects Tracy more than usual and the two become quite close.

Toby Coleman

Tracy and Toby seemed to have a special bond, as Toby was one of the first residents Tracy dealt with and supported.

Appearances

The Story of Tracy Beaker

Series One

  • Tracy Returns to The Dumping Ground
  • Dares
  • Sneaking in Ben
  • Cam’s first visit
  • Child of the Week
  • The Truth is Revealed
  • Never Ever Wanna See Him Again
  • The 1000 Words About Tracy
  • Bad Peter
  • Cam’s Place
  • Dumping Ground Virus
  • Justine’s Telly
  • Tracy and Cam Row
  • Sleepover
  • Parent’s Evening
  • The Postcard
  • Helpful Tracy
  • Where’s the Work?
  • Friend
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Romance
  • Temporary Care Worker
  • Cut the Weed
  • Need Armbands
  • Miss, You
  • The End!

Series Two

  • Back and Bad
  • Bedsit
  • Brothers
  • Action Therapy
  • Alien
  • Doggie
  • Bad Girls
  • Big Fight
  • Hollywood
  • Home Truths
  • Day Trip
  • Christmas
  • Takeover
  • Work
  • Bridesmaid
  • Quiz
  • Two-Timing Adele
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Music
  • Family Tree
  • Ben’s Party
  • Get Lost
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Genius at Work
  • Nathan’s Assessment
  • Home and Hosed

Series Three

  • Leavin’ on a Jet Plane
  • Supernatural Shelley
  • Jackie
  • Free Louise
  • The Bygraves
  • Down with School
  • Crash and Trashed
  • No-one Quite Like Grandpa
  • Down to Earth
  • Nothing Happens Here
  • The Beaker Club
  • Power Cut
  • Just Desserts
  • Mind Your Own Business
  • I Am Not In love
  • Time Capsual
  • Football Trial
  • We Are Family
  • Be Prepared
  • Sufia the Silent
  • Babies Suck!
  • Exploited
  • Be Quiet
  • Dad Trouble
  • The Big Race
  • Gold as Gold

Series Four

  • Return to Sender
  • Bouncer vs. Lol
  • In with The Wellards
  • Meet the Parent
  • Single White Female
  • Can’t buy me Love
  • Life is a Carbet
  • Temper, Temper
  • Beam me up Scottie
  • Testing Times
  • Best of Enemies
  • The Finishing Line
  • Democracy
  • Rebel Without a Clue
  • The Long Run
  • Independence Day
  • Beaker Witch Project
  • Roxy the Rock
  • We’re off the Map Now

Series Five

  • Caring and Sharing (voice)
  • Chantal’s Goodbye (voice)
  • Free Piggy
  • Life Coach
  • Tracy’s Fantasy
  • Telling Tales
  • A Dog’s Life
  • Bouncer’s Kitchen
  • Moving On
  • The Wedding

Tracy Beaker Returns

Series One

  • Tracy Beaker Superstar
  • New Life’s Eve
  • Bad Look Boy
  • By the Book
  • Family Values
  • Anarchy in the DG
  • Secrets
  • Sisters
  • Good Luck Boy
  • Viva Carmen
  • The Werewolf
  • A Day at the Beach
  • Moving on

Series Two

  • The Burnywood Menace
  • Drained
  • Crushed
  • Refugees
  • Money
  • Elektra
  • What You Don’t Know
  • A Day in The Country
  • The Scare Game
  • Out of Control
  • Snake Bite
  • Grandad
  • Chain Reaction

Series Three

  • The Visitors
  • Fire Starter
  • Shadows
  • Big Brother
  • Belonging
  • Eggs
  • Justine Littlewood Returns
  • Reward
  • Summer Holiday
  • Going Home
  • Jody Jackson
  • The Invitation
  • Goodbye Tracy Beaker

The Dumping Ground

Series One

  • Home Alone (mentioned)
  • What Would Gus Want? (mentioned)

Series Three

  • Grand Theft DG (mentioned)

Series Four

  • Growing Pains (mentioned, photograph)
  • One for Sorrow (mentioned)

Series Five

  • Making Waves (mentioned)
  • What Lies Beneath (mentioned)

Series Six

  • SorryNotSorry (mentioned)

References

  1. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+tall+is+dani+harmer&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=009oUY-eIcTJ0QWsmICYAg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAA&biw=1280&bih=709#sclient=psy-ab&q=how+tall+was+dani+harmer&oq=how+tall+was+dani+harmer&gs_l=serp.3..0i22i30l2.181110.182025.3.182039.2.0.2.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.1.9.serp.Tt8wWo9ekYk&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45175338,d.d2k&fp=dc48e9779e58cc56&biw=1280&bih=709
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Beaker