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This is the list of all the episodes of The Dumping Ground

Series overview

Series Episodes Airdates
First aired Last aired
Series 1 (2013) 13 4 January, 2013 15 March, 2013
Special 16 December 2013
Series 2 (2014) 13 10 January 2014 28 March 2014
Series 3 (2015) 20 January 16, 2015 March 13, 2015
6 October, 2015 8 December 2015
Series 4 (2016) 20 29 January 2016 25 March 2016
30 September 2016 2 December 2016
Special 25 March 2016
Series 5 (2017) 24 January 20 2017 March 31 2017
September 2017 December 2017
Series 6 (2018) 24 January 2018 March 2018
September 2018 December 2018
Series 7 (2019) 24 January 2019 March 2019
September 2019 December 2019

Episodes

Series 1 (2013)

Main Article: Series 1
No. Ep. Title Director Writer Original air date UK Viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Home Alone (Freedom - Part 1)" Craig Lines Elly Brewer 4 January 2013 0.625
2 2 "Liberty in the DG (Freedom - Part 2)" Craig Lines Emma Reeves 4 January 2013 0.625
3 3 "Baby" Craig Lines Dawn Harrison 11 January 2013 0.684
4 4 "S.O.S" Craig Lines Dawn Harrison 18 January 2013 0.500
5 5 "What Would Gus Want?" Stewart Svaasand Elly Brewer 25 January 2013 0.631
6 6 "The Real Faith Davis" Stewart Svaasand Heather Imani 1 February 2013 0.545
7 7 "The Truth Is Out There" Stewart Svaasand Emma Reeves 8 February 2013 0.594
8 8 "Dreamland" Stewart Svaasand Mark Burt 15 February 2013 0.486
9 9 "A Day in the Past" Diana Patrick Steve Turner 22 February 2013 0.463
10 10 "Oh, Mo!" Diana Patrick Elly Brewer 1 March 2013 0.433
11 11 "Seriously Funny" Diana Patrick Matt Evans 8 March 2013 0.422
12 12 "Esme" Diana Patrick Nimer Rashed 15 March 2013 0.479
13 13 "Scary Beasts" Diana Patrick Dawn Harrison 15 March 2013 0.649

Special (2013)

No. Title Director Writer Original air date UK Viewers
(millions)
14 "Jody in Wonderland" Nigel Douglas Elly Brewer 16 December 2013 0.504
Jody is faced with a terrible dilemma when she's asked to make a witness statement against her brother Kingsley. Jody leaves Mike's office seeing a rabbit. Following the rabbit, she enters a rather unfamiliar world with strangely familiar – yet utterly different – characters.

Series 2 (2014)

Main article: Series 2
No. Ep. Title Director Writer Original air date UK Viewers
(millions)
15 1 "Kick Off (Booting Up - Part 1)" Sallie Aprahamian Elly Brewer 10 January 2014 0.565
16 2 "Quitters (Booting Up - Part 2)" Sallie Aprahamian Dawn Harrison 10 January 2014 0.565
17 3 "The Dumping Ground Experience" Sallie Aprahamian Sarah-Louise Hawkins 17 January 2014 0.322
18 4 "The Barbecue" Sallie Aprahamian Debbie Oates 24 January 2014 0.449
19 5 "Finding Frank" Nigel Douglas Emma Reeves 31 January 2014 0.303
20 6 "Holding On" Nigel Douglas Matt Evans 7 February 2014 0.303
21 7 "Endurance" Nigel Douglas Sarah-Louise Hawkins 14 February 2014 0.358
22 8 "I Have a Dream" Diana Patrick Julie Dixon 21 February 2014 0.341
23 9 "Sticks and Stones" Diana Patrick Mark Burt 28 February 2014 0.382
24 10 "G.I. Johnny" Diana Patrick Elly Brewer 7 March 2014 0.467
25 11 "Be My Girl" Diana Patrick Dawn Harrison 14 March 2014 0.361
26 12 "Hope" Diana Patrick Emma Reeves 21 March 2014 0.412
27 13 "Face the Music" Diana Patrick Elly Brewer 28 March 2014 0.302

Series 3 (2015)

Main article: Series 3
No. Ep. Title Director Writer Original air date UK Viewers
(millions)
Part A
28 1 "Party Games (Law and Disorder - Part 1)" Robert Bangura Emma Reeves 16 January 2015 0.273
29 2 "Grand Theft DG (Law and Disorder - Part 2)" Robert Bangura Emma Reeves 16 January 2015 0.273
30 3 "Stuck with You" Robert Bangura Sarah-Louise Hawkins 23 January 2015 0.298
31 4 "Mischief" Robert Bangura Dawn Harrison 30 January 2015 0.248
32 5 "Now You See Me" Nigel Douglas Jane Eden 6 February 2015 0.247
33 6 "It's Not About the Money" Robert Bangura Julie Dixon 14 February 2015 0.252
34 7 "Fake It To Make It" Nigel Douglas Davey Jones 20 February 2015 0.255
35 8 "Breaking In" Nigel Douglas Jeff Povey 27 February 2015 0.341
36 9 "The Long Way Home" Nigel Douglas Matthew Leys 6 March 2015 0.274
37 10 "Dragon Slayer" Nigel Douglas Julie Dixon 13 March 2015 0.306
Part B
38 11 "Three Days (The New Girl - Part 1) Matthew Evans Dawn Harrison 6 October 2015 0.347
39 12 "Free to Good Home (The New Girl - Part 2) Matthew Evans Dawn Harrison 13 October 2015 0.417
40 13 "Better Than You" Matthew Evans Dawn Harrison 20 October 2015 0.390
41 14 "Who Are You?" Matthew Evans Davey Jones 27 October 2015 0.345
42 15 "Where Is Love? Matthew Evans Richard Lazarus 3 November 2015 0.442
43 16 "The Goodbye Girl" Sallie Aprahamian Jeff Povey 10 November 2015 0.257
44 17 "Something Borrowed" Sallie Aprahamian Sophie Petzal 17 November 2015 0.359
45 18 "What Matters?" Sallie Aprahamian Julie Dixon 24 November 2015 0.362
46 19 "Coming Round" Sallie Aprahamian Jane Eden 1 December 2015 0.305
47 20 "Refuge" Sallie Aprahamian Emma Reeves 8 December 2015 0.449

Series 4 (2016)

Main article: Series 4
No. Ep. Title Director Writer Original air date UK Viewers
(millions)
Part A
48 1 "Lost and Found (Slings and Arrows - Part 1)" Sallie Aprahamian Dawn Harrison 29 January 2016 0.377
49 2 "Bear-Faced Liar (Slings and Arrows - Part 2)" Sallie Aprahamian Dawn Harrison 29 January 2016 0.377
50 3 "Stepping Up" Sarah Walker Sarah-Louise Hawkins 5 February 2016 0.450
51 4 "They Walk Among Us" Sallie Aprahamian Jeff Povey 12 February 2016 0.314
52 5 "Hold the Front Page" Sallie Aprahhamian Julie Dixon 19 February 2016 0.256
53 6 "Growing Pains" Sallie Aprahamian Matt Evans 26 February 2016 0.357
54 7 "Submarine" Sarah Walker Ian Kershaw 4 March 2016 0.274
55 8 "First Past the Post" Sarah Walker Matthew Leys 11 March 2016 0.258
56 9 "Survivors" Sarah Walker Ian Kershaw 18 March 2016 0.348
57 10 "The End of It All" Sarah Walker Julie Dixon 25 March 2016 0.219
Part B
58 11 "Perfect Match" Duncan Foster Dawn Harrison 30 September 2016 0.285
59 12 "Doris" Duncan Foster Dawn Harrison 7 October 2016 0.271
60 13 "Risky Business" Duncan Foster Jessica Lea 14 October 2016 0.371
61 14 "Troll" Sarah Walker Owen Lloyd-Fox 21 October 2016 0.183
62 15 "It Takes Two" Duncan Foster Sarah-Louise Hawkins 28 October 2016 0.195
63 16 "Getting To Know You" Noreen Kershaw Matt Evans 4 November 2016 0.196
64 17 "Two Camps" Noreen Kershaw James Gillam-Smith 11 November 2016 0.207
65 18 "How to Be Perfect" Sarah Walker Nick Leather 18 November 2016 0.342
66 19 "One For Sorrow" Noreen Kershaw Ian Kershaw 25 November 2016 0.221
67 20 "Two For Joy" Noreen Kershaw Ian Kershaw 2 December 2016 0.229

Special (2016)

No. Title Director Writer Original air date
68 "Floss the Foundling" Makalla McPhearson Matt Evans 25 March 2016
When Floss has to do the vacuuming. she ruins a picture that Tyler, Billie and Toni work on when they don't want her help. Floss falls asleep on the sofa and ends up in the Foundling Hospital. She encounters Hetty Feather, who introduces Floss to the Foundling Hospital ways. Sheila and Elizabeth are mean towards Floss and Hetty gets Floss out of trouble with Matron Bottomley. Floss and Hetty make friends. When Floss wakes up, she draws a replacement picture.

Guest Starring: Isabel Clifton as Hetty Feather, Polly Allen as Sheila Ormsby, Isabelle Allen as Elizabeth and Eva Pope as Matron Bottomley

Series 5 (2017)

Main article: Series 5
No. Ep. Title Director Writer Original air date UK Viewers
(millions)
Part A
68 1 "Miscreants, Robots and Bullies (Back In The Game - Part 1)" Duncan Foster Dawn Harrison 20 January 2017 0.231
69 2 "Back in the Game (Back In The Game - Part 2)" Duncan Foster Dawn Harrison 20 January 2017 0.231
70 3 "One Giant Leap" Duncan Foster Owen Lloyd Fox 27 January 2017 0.232
71 4 "The Fairytale Princess" Duncan Foster Owen Lloyd Fox and Jessica Lee 3 February 2017 0.210
72 5 "Sittin' in a Tree" Delyth Thomas Sarah-Louise Hawkins 10 February 2017 0.27
73 6 "Faking It" Delyth Thomas Matt Evans 17 February 2017 0.17
74 7 "Sasha Bellman P.I." Delyth Thomas Jeff Povey 24 February 2017 0.20
75 8 "Belief" Delyth Thomas Ian Kershaw 3 March 2017 0.20
76 9 "Vox Populi" Jordan Hogg Gareth Sergeant 10 March 2017 0.19
77 10 "Free" Jordan Hogg Ian Kershaw 17 March 2017 0.21
78 11 "The Wardrobe" Jordan Hogg Jeff Povey 24 March 2017 0.16
78 12 "Farvel" Jordan Hogg Ian Kershaw 31 March 2017 TBD

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