"Sneaking in Ben" is the 3rd episode in Series 1 of The Story of Tracy Beaker and the 3rd episode overall. It aired on January 15, 2002.


Tracy makes a new mystery friend, Ben.


On the way home from school with Justine and Louise, Tracy decides to stay in the park when the others return to the Dumping ground. Another encounter with Ben leads to Tracy wanting to take him to see where she lives.

But Tracy is forced to hide Ben when Jenny refuses to allow Tracy to have any guests because of her lateness. She has to sneak him into her room, before leaving to get food. As she gets caught in the process, Tracy must try and get back to her room before Ben's found. Unfortunately Justine gives the game away and Ben is at risk of being caught. Louise has to try and save Tracy. Meanwhile, Ryan, Zac and Duke have to try and deal with a mouse lose in the kitchen.

They try mouse traps, but Jenny quickly shuts that idea down. Ryan and Zac actually catch it at last; Duke is very happy about this and wants to flatten it with a mallet, but Ryan and Zac  strongly resent this idea and guilt trip Duke into just letting it go free instead.


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The Story of Tracy Beaker episodes

Series 1: Tracy Returns to the Dumping GroundDaresSneaking in BenCam's First VisitChild of the WeekThe Truth is RevealedNever Ever Wanna See Him AgainThe 1000 Words About TracyBad PeterCam's PlaceDumping Ground VirusJustine's TellyTracy and Cam RowSleepoverParent's EveningThe PostcardHelpful TracyWhere's the WorkFriendTreasure HuntRomanceTemporary Care WorkerCut the WeedNeed ArmbandsMiss You!The End!

Series 2: Back and BadBedsitBrothersAction TherapyAlienDoggieBad GirlsBig FightHollywoodHome TruthsDay TripChristmasTakeoverWorkBridesmaidQuizTwo-Timing AdeleSecrets and LiesMusicFamily TreeBen's PartyGet LostThe Long GoodbyeGenius at WorkNathan's AssessmentHome and Hosed

Series 3: Leavin' on a Jet PlaneSupernatural ShelleyJackieFree LouiseThe BygravesDown with SchoolCrashed and ThrashedNo-one Quite Like GrandpaDown to EarthNothing Happens HereThe Beaker ClubPowercutJust DessertsMind Your Own BusinessI Am Not In LoveTime CapsuleFootball TrialWe Are FamilyBe PreparedSufia the SilentBabies Suck!ExploitedBe QuietDad TroubleThe Big RaceGood as Gold

Series 4: Return to SenderBouncer vs. LolIn with the WellardsMeet the ParentSingle White FemaleCan't Buy Me LoveLife Is a CabaretTemper, TemperLove and WarBeam Me Up, ScottieTesting TimesBest of EnemiesThe Finishing LineDear DadDemocracyThe SnakeRebel Without a ClueThe Long RunIndependence DayBeaker Witch ProjectRoxy the RockWe're Off the Map Now

Series 5: Caring and SharingToo Many CrooksChantal's GoodbyeFree PiggyScary MillyLife CoachFrankelainesteinTracy's FantasyCash CowsTelling TalesA Dog's LifeWhodunnit?Spare DadOperation CareworkerBouncer's KitchenLove AllToddler in TownTwo's a CrowdMoving OnThe Wedding

Specials: The Movie of MeTracy Beaker Parties With Pudsey