The Dumping Ground (2013– )

Freedom Part 1: Home Alone 

The kids are excited to be left home alone, but is it as easy as it seems?


Craig Lines


Jacqueline Wilson (book), Elly Brewer




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Butler-Hughton ... Tyler
Kia Pegg Kia Pegg ... Jody
Chris Slater Chris Slater ... Frank
Joe Maw Joe Maw ... Johnny
Daniel Pearson Daniel Pearson ... Rick
Amy-Leigh Hickman ... Carmen
Mia McKenna-Bruce ... Tee
Kay Purcell Kay Purcell ... Gina Conway
Philip Graham Scott Philip Graham Scott ... Harry
Noah Marullo Noah Marullo ... Gus
Connor Byrne ... Mike
Jessica Revell ... Elektra
Leanne Dunstan Leanne Dunstan ... Faith
Craig Conway ... Bomb Squad Officer
Jacqueline Phillips ... Mrs. Dillon


The kids are excited to be left home alone, but is it as easy as it seems?

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4 January 2013 (UK) See more »

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This first episode was originally produced as two 28 minute shows: 1-Home Alone, written by Elly Brewer and 2-Liberty in the DG, written by Emma Reeves. For its first UK transmission though, they were edited together into a single 53 minute show and retitled Freedom. See more »


Elektra: Who are you calling?
Faith: The council. I need to find out what's happened to the relief care worker and book another one.
Elektra: [Elektra turns the phone off] Why do we need a relief care worker when we've got you?
Faith: [Faith laughs] I'm only fifth-teen, I'm not looking after you lot!
Elektra: You don't have to look after us, just pretend you're the relief care worker and send the real one away.
Faith: Are you being serious? You wanna play home alone?
Elektra: It's better than a stranger here, ordering us about. I mean, you could really...
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