The Dumping Ground

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The Dumping Ground
GenreChildren's drama
Based onThe Story of Tracy Beaker
by Jacqueline Wilson
Directed byVarious
Theme music composerJeremy Holland-Smith
  • Jeremy Holland-Smith (series 1-6)
  • Simon Rogers (series 1–6)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series9
No. of episodes202 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Foz Allan (series 1-6)
  • Lis Steele (series 1–6)
  • Lucy Martin (series 6)
  • Kim Crowther (series 6)
  • Jonathan Phillips (series 5–)
  • Louise Sutton (series 1-6)
  • Simon Nelson (series 1-6)
  • Philip Leach (series 1–6)
  • Gert Thomas (series 5-7)
  • Emma Bodger (series 8-9)
AnimatorDavid Gregory (series 1-6)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time28 minutes (regular episodes)
Production companyBBC Children's Productions
Original release
Release4 January 2013 (2013-01-04)

The Dumping Ground (also informally referred to as "the DG") is a British children's television drama series that focuses on the lives and experiences of young people who live in a care home with their care workers in care, broadcast on CBBC since 4 January 2013. The series is a continuation of Tracy Beaker Returns and the first series, consisting of thirteen, thirty-minute episodes, was commissioned in early 2012.

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