BBC commissions new Tracy Beaker series

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The BBC has confirmed that, following the record-breaking series My Mum Tracy Beaker, it’s commissioned a new series called The Beaker Girls.

The Beaker Girls

The girls will return in a brand new series which will see them face dramatic twists, hide untold secrets and find friendship in unexpected places.

Dani Harmer returns as the irrepressible Tracy Beaker, and Emma Maggie Davies as her book-smart, sassy, surprisingly tough daughter Jess in the new five-part series, to air later this year on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

There will also be some familiar faces returning: Jordan Duvigneau is back as Sean Godfrey, Lisa Coleman as Cam, Montana Thompson as Justine and Danielle Henry as Mary, along with newcomer Chi-Megan Ennis McLean as Jordan and Alibe Parsons as junk shop owner, Flo.

The Beaker Girls are loving their new life running the Dumping Ground junk shop in the quirky seaside town of Cooksea. 

The wheeler-dealer duo are making new friends – but also enemies, and a whole lot of trouble.

When Jordan, a runaway teen who has been repeatedly failed by the care system, finds her way into the Girls’ cosy family, Tracy’s life seems to have come full circle as she contemplates becoming a foster parent. 

But will Jess ever be ready to share her mum?

The series is made by BBC Children’s In-House Productions and is due to start filming on location in Bristol later this month. The series is written by Emma Reeves. 

It was commissioned by Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Commissioning & Acquisitions 7+, Gina Cronk is the Executive Producer, John McKay is Producer/Director and Tali Walters is the Genre Lead.

Tali Walters, Genre Lead, BBC Children’s In-house Drama, said: “The enduring affection of our audiences for the character of Tracy Beaker was clear in the reaction to My Mum Tracy Beaker. 

“The Beaker Girls promises to touch the hearts of our audiences and we’re tremendously excited to work with such a talented cast and crew to bring this captivating mother and daughter back to the screen and unveil their next chapter.”

All previous series of Tracy Beaker are available to watch on BBC iPlayer and The Tracy Beaker Podcast is available on BBC Sounds.

My Mum Tracy Beaker set a new record as CBBC’s most successful launch ever, when it was streamed 2.1 million times on BBC iPlayer in its first three days of availability (12-14 February 2021).