With the upcoming series coming to our screens on Friday – Tracy Beaker actress Dani Hamer posted a teaser trailer on her Twitter, and ahhh! it is just the nostalgic hit we need. The show will air on CBBC.
Beaker is the lead character in the franchise. After first appearing as the main character in Jacqueline Wilson’s 1991 book The Story of Tracy Beaker, she appeared in the children’s television drama of the same name, portrayed by Dani Harmer, and its sequel series Tracy Beaker Returns, as well as numerous spin-offs, Jacqueline Wilson books, a play and a video game. Harmer reprised her role in the 2021 television series My Mum Tracy Beaker.
In her first appearances in the books and in the television series, she lives at a care home referred to as “The Dumping Ground”. She has a wild imagination and regularly breaks rules. As such, she is considered a bad role model by her parents.
the show premiered on CBBC on 12 February 2021. The series follows on from the events of its predecessors, Harmer reprised her role, as well as Montanna Thompson returning to play Tracy’s arch-nemesis Justine Littlewood, Lisa Coleman as Tracy’s adoptive mother Cam Lawson, and Ruth Gemmell as Tracy’s biological mother Carly Beaker. New characters joining the new series include Emma Davies as Tracy’s daughter Jess, Jordan Duvigneau as Tracy’s boyfriend Sean Godfrey, Noah Leacock as Tyrone and Danielle Henry as Jess’ teacher Miss Mary Oliver.
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