Grand Theft DG is the second episode of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast back to back with the previous episode under the name Law & Disorder on 16 January 2015 at 5:00pm.


Newcomer Ryan comes to The Dumping Ground and after learning of the incident of missing purses from yesterday's open day, decides to manipulate things for his own benefit.


  • The title of this episode is a pun of the popular video game series Grand Theft Auto, and also a reference to the theft of the purses and money.
  • First appearance of Lewis Hamilton as Ryan Reeves.
  • Ryan's surname "Reeves" can be seen on Mike's computer screen.
  • May-Li mentions that there are two girls moving in, a reference to Toni and Billie who will make their first appearance in the next episode Stuck with You.
  • Faith, Rick and Lily can be seen in photographs in Ryan's bedroom.
  • Tracy's book is seen for the first time since Tracy Beaker Returns.
  • This is the first time Elm Tree House has been referenced since season 1 of The Dumping Ground.
  • Interestingly, the situation of Bailey falsely accusing Johnny of stealing the purses and money is a reverse of the situation in The Barbecue, where Johnny falsely accused Bailey of smashing the window.
  • This is the second time someone has called Tyler "Sherlock", in this case, Sally.
  • Following the episode's first broadcast, a special segment was shown featuring short interviews with the cast previewing the third season of The Dumping Ground.


  • In the spare staff bedroom, there is a picture from Seriously Funny with Tee, Lily and Carmen on the floor as Lily smashed Shannay's cats and there was no-one there to take a picture of that.
  • In the spare staff bedroom, there is also a picture of Toni, Billie and Mischief alongside the other residents (the picture seen on Harry's leaving card), none of whom had moved into the Dumping Ground yet.

The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth Is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in the PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesG.I. JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace the Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?The Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of It AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessTrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to Be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in the GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong♯SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody on the RopesSaved by the BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's in the CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a HeroStuckThe SecretBird's SongHomeFakerMe, Myself and IJay and Bird's DayWastersJoyless DivisionNo EscapingTo Have and Not to HoldMissing Presumed Single

Series 7: RageFive DoorsThe Lone RangerFace Your FearRun the RiskCandi-Rose?The Return of the Freaky TwinsSnakeThree's a Crowd

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss the FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact MeetingThe Joseph & Taz Files