Liberty in the DG was the second episode of The Dumping Ground. It was orignally broadcast back-to-back with the previous episode Home Alone under the title Freedom on the CBBC Channel on 4th January 2013.


Still home alone, the Dumping Ground kids find that the fridge has been exhausted of food and face starvation. Meanwhile, Elektra tries to get herself a free trip to Australia.


  • The original back-to-back broadcast cut the start where Gus receives a message on his mobile phone from Mike on holiday. On the other hand, the back-to-back broadcast shows Harry and Jody getting off the bouncy castle and heading for the kitchen, which is not present in the individual broadcasts.
  • This is the last time Mr. Hamster is mentioned.
  • Jody mentions that she had a pet meelworm once.
  • This is the only series premiere of The Dumping Ground to have footage cut on its original broadcast.
  • During the filming for this episode, Philip Graham Scott (Harry) got stuck at the top of a bouncy castle when it was re-inflated for a take.


  • When Jody yells at Harry "I'm higher than you", the subtitles identify her as "Boy:" instead of "Jody:"
  • Look closely at the e-mail Faith looks up on the computer screen, and you can see that the word application is spelt "applicatdion".
  • It is unknown why Lily (or none of the other kids) suggested going to Lily's dad's flat for food.
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 Day OffWastersJoyless 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 Twins

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