Drama set in a children's home. Tempers reach boiling point when Tracy comes between brother and sister.
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I'm going to tell you what happened yesterday.
Tee, grab my hand.
'You see, Tee was following my advice,
'She was trying to be like me when it happened.
'It's all my fault.'
I'm so sorry.
I know I can never work at the Dumping Ground again.
The week had started out fine.
Although, as usual, Cam wasn't happy.
It's not a bad book.
I think that selling copies to the kids is a bad idea.
No, it's not!
This is a guide for that place. It's bound to be a best seller.
Let's hope you're right, we've still got thousands at home
-which you promised to shift.
-Can I go to work now?
What's more important, shifting books
or helping change the life of kids for the better?
-I will. Bye!
Harry, turn this off. Let's watch movies instead.
-Let him watch it, Liam.
When Gina catches you watching horror movies,
-she'll confiscate them, like that.
-We should get our own TV and DVD player.
Oh, no. I'm hope you're not thinking of making this permanent.
What's the matter, Tracy?
Well, I have got something to cheer you up.
I thought you needed to take a bit more responsibility,
so I'd like you to write up the files.
-Yellow is the history and blue...
-Are the monitoring. Yes, I know.
Why would I want to write these? These are to spy on the kids.
No, it's to make sure they're happy, no problems.
Like the problem of someone writing every time get into a fight?
Gina, I appreciate the gesture, but this isn't my thing.
Reporting on the kids, it's worse than...enforcing the cleaning rota.
I'm not enforcing the rota.
House meeting in the kitchen.
-ALL: But we're watching this.
As Gina says, the washing up is a game.
Or tidying your room is a challenge.
That way it can be fun.
Do you want to live in a pigsty?
I don't feel like tidying my room, Tracy.
We have to do things we don't feel like doing, even Jeff.
Why don't you both tidy and I'll put a star in your files.
Then everyone will know what a big help you've been today.
Can me and Tee have gold stars, too?
-Yes, Johnny. You can have stars. That is the attitude I like.
What can we have? New TV set?
And DVD player.
-If stars are enough for Johnny, they're enough for everyone.
Get a move on, you lot.
If you hadn't said anything, we could have had something better.
-Yeah, what do you want stars for?
OK, well you can have all my stars, if you do all my chores.
Oh! Me too!
No! Get lost, you lot. We're not stupid, all right?
-Tell them, Johnny.
-We'll be happy to help.
(Think of all the stars we'll get.)
-They're using us. I don't want their jobs.
-Tough, cos you're going to, OK?
I said, "OK?"
Integrated TV and DVD player.
Large screen...only £199.99.
GIGGLING AND SQUEALING
# This is the first day of my life
# Swear I was born right in the doorway
# I went out in the rain
# Suddenly everything changed
# They're spreading
# Blankets on the beach
# Yours is the first face that I saw
# Think I was blind before I met you
# Now I don't know where I am
# I don't know where I've been
# But I
# Know where I want to go
# And so I thought I'd let you know... #
You're upset because Tee helps.
Johnny's making Tee do jobs she doesn't want to.
It's like he has some weird hold over her.
That's what a brother is. The Taylor's are good kids.
I wish mine were like that.
So you're not going to do or say anything?
Oh, I can just hear myself now going,
"You two, you stop helping and being so well behaved,
"you polite kids, you."
Go on, Tracy.
Frank, I've already told you, I've got nothing to sell.
-All my stuff's junk.
-Yeah, you're right.
-Carmen's old bean bags, who's going to buy them?
Well, we haven't got anything else.
We haven't... but I know someone who has.
You all right, Frank?
Aw, Frank. You what a hug, yeah?
Aw. Oh, that's nice. Hmm.
Ah, Frank? Um... I've got to get on a bit now, yeah?
All right, darling.
I climbed the tallest tree to prove I wasn't scared of anything.
-I even ate that wriggly worm.
After that, Justine, who was a total pain,
said that I could have my old bedroom back, so I won.
That's a brilliant story.
Well, plenty more are in my book which is for sale. Anyone?
Well... Me, Carmen and Lily, we've done our jobs today,
So we was wondering if we could have your book.
Like for free?
Ha! No chance.
Do you know how much these cost me?
I can't give them away.
Oh, thanks, Tracy!
There you are!
You're supposed to be helping me in the laundry room.
Um... No, it's OK, Johnny.
-You and Tee have done enough, I'll do it.
We said we'd help and we will. Tee.
You've seen the care system, now read her book!
Eh, what do you think you're doing?
Helping you sell books, for a small profit.
Yeah. Thanks, but no thanks.
Anyway, no-one wants them, I can barely give them away.
-I've still got 2,000 copies.
Hmm, and nowhere to put them.
You know, Tracy, we can help you with that.
Do the maths, Frank.
Tracy's paying us £2 a week to look after books.
How long will it take for us to save for a TV?
Oh, yeah. Ages, but don't worry, I've got something in mind. Hi.
I didn't think you'd bring all the books.
These are the ones from our kitchen.
Are you sure Mike's all right with this?
Yeah! Course he is. And we'll find a place for these.
MIKE: Tracy! Did I see you come up here?
You stash them, I'll keep Mike busy, all right?
(Wait, no! Mike'll see you! This way.)
Doing everyone's jobs again today, I see.
I wish you'd tell me why.
-(Johnny, tell her why!)
It's the files, isn't it.
If we get good ones, we'll get fostered quicker.
Is that why you've been doing all this?
Being fostered isn't based on how many stars are in your files.
See, I told you.
Yeah, but if we're good, I mean like really good,
someone'll like us.
It doesn't work like that.
I was naughty and I ended up with a wicked foster mum.
That's wicked in a good way.
Johnny, listen to Tracy.
She works here and she knows what she's talking about.
How long did it take you to get a foster mum and dad?
Tracy's just got a mum.
I read it in your book.
-Took about...three years?
-That's just the way things worked out.
Cos you were always in trouble.
Well, I wasn't always in trouble.
You wrote a book about it.
Thanks, but we're going to do our jobs and getting our stars.
Haven't you listened?
We don't show your files, they will never see your stars.
I'm still doing things my way, OK?
Fine. Be a work slave. Just don't force your sister to be one.
Tee will do what I say, when I say!
You, um... You won't write this in my file, will you?
You want to sell stuff fast? There's only one place.
-You know it.
Cherry's Farm Books, signed first editions always wanted.
First editions. Toby, what are first editions?
First editions are printed first, the first batch.
So Tracy's books, they're first editions?
-I suppose so.
Tee, hold on. Hold on, wait.
You don't have to do that or what Johnny says.
He's just trying to do what's best.
What he THINKS is best.
Doing everyone's jobs is pointless.
He doesn't think so.
What if you didn't have to do extra jobs and I'd still give you stars?
You do whatever you want and Johnny will be happy with a star file.
-But the jobs wouldn't get done.
-Let me worry about that.
So? What do you say?
-You don't have to be scared of Johnny.
-I'm not scared,
is that what you think?
-Whoa, whoa, whoa.
-What do you two want?
Your autograph in your book.
You sign a few, we give them away easier.
-And why would I want to do that?
-We give away a few free copies,
word gets about, you're a number one author.
-Oh, boys. You'd really do that for me?
"Dear, Liam and Frank.
"Do you really think I'd sign my book
"so you can sell them behind my back? Love, Tracy."
That's no way to treat your fans, you know!
Tee, I'm only trying to help.
You can do the things you like.
Yeah, I know.
Then why don't you do it?
TEE GROANS I can't explain.
-This is your room.
You don't have to tidy it, just cos Johnny says so.
You can do whatever you want in here.
Are you jumping, or what?
So what else can I do, then?
-Anything you like.
That website, all the websites, you have to be 18 to use them.
-Then you say we are.
-They want postcodes, bank account details,
credit card numbers. They've thought of everything to stop us.
So, what do we do?
I just wanted something of my own for once, you know?
-I'll get that for you.
When you're 18.
I want to get a drink, want one?
-You shouldn't climb it, Tee.
-Yeah, you shouldn't climb it, Tee.
I can do whatever I like now, Tracy said.
You don't think I can do it.
Stand back and prepare to be amazed.
JOHNNY: Tee! Tee, stop!
-Listen to me.
-Why? You don't know.
You couldn't stop them from sending us here, could you?
-You never do anything fun, so I never get to.
There's nothing fun about copying Tracy.
Do not climb that tree.
Ouch, get off me!
Get off! Leave me alone, stop it!
I hate you! You're weird! I hate that you're my brother!
-What time did you go to bed, Frank?
-And Johnny, where's Tee?
-How should I know?
Right, you lot.
After yesterday's...events, I've decided there'll be no more
trading or exchanging chores. You do your own.
ALL: Hey! Oh, come on.
Ooh, someone's not happy.
What's the point if we don't get a reward?
If this place turns into a tip then things go missing. Like the remote.
ALL: Not fair! No!
This is your home, so you better start treating it like one. OK?
Tee, stop it.
Stop it! You're hurting the plant.
-Tee, I said stop it!
-Fine do it yourself, then! I don't care!
You know what, Tracy? I apologise.
you tried to warn me about Tee, but I just didn't know...
Gina, it's... It's OK! I'll sort things out. I promise.
Well... Wh-what's going on?
Toby, have you seen Tee anywhere?
-In the garden.
Do some work.
-Look, Tracy! Look how high I've got!
-No! That tree, it's dangerous!
-I'm doing like you told me.
Not this! You're not allowed!
But...you did it.
It's quiet, where is everyone?
Tee was being rude, so Tracy's gone to sort her out.
I expect the others are watching
-to see if she gets in trouble.
-Tee or Tracy?
Tee, please come down! Deep down you don't want to be up there.
Well, it is high,
but I have to prove that I'm not just Johnny's sister.
That I don't always do what he tells me.
You've done that, come down!
-Tee! Get down from there!
Get down from there!
Tracy...I don't think I can.
-Get off me! Let me go!
-No, it's dangerous!
Toby, go and get help.
I SAID LET GO!
Totally Frank - a boy's story about care homes and other stuff.
So this is why you're tired.
Fake book signing. Pretty good idea.
What happens when they open the cover
and it's Tracy's picture underneath?
Or perhaps, read the first sentence
and realise it's nothing to do with this Frank kid, at all.
Why didn't you tell me? I could've helped you.
It was supposed to cheer you up.
You done all this for me?
So how many have you sold so far?
Um... Well... None.
Frank, Liam, quick! Tee's in trouble!
Tee, listen to me. Just grab my hand!
Tee, grab my hand. You have to!
That's so cool, I want to do that.
Get away, my sister could've been killed.
Johnny, Tracy didn't MAKE Tee climb.
Yes, she did! Ask her! She caused all of this.
Cos she's a stupid, interfering,
big-headed idiot who'll never be good at anything -
writing books, working here, anything!
Tee, are you OK?
Your shift's over, so why don't you just go home and never come back?
I was only trying to help Tee.
And Johnny, for that matter.
But I know I can never work at the home again after today.
Please give all the children my love.
I'll miss them.
Yours sorrily, Tracy Beaker.
DISTANT PHONE RINGING
Yeah, all right, Bob. Bye.
-..I wanted to give you this.
-I know you've probably...
-Hey! Well done with Tee Taylor.
She was a terror, today she's as right as rain.
What did you say to her?
Oh well, be modest, then.
Oh! Tee and Johnny would like a word.
I expect they want to apologise properly, you know?
-A word with me?
Yeah, they're in the laundry.
Tracy. Did you forget something?
-The letter. It's for me, isn't it?
-No, it's not for you.
Well, it is, it's... It's junk mail.
I'll go put it in the bin for you.
-We wanted to say sorry.
Yeah. I shouldn't have climbed that tree.
I shouldn't have made Tee do jobs,
she's old enough to make her own decisions.
-Then, why do you...
-They make me feel better. More normal.
You see, at home...
we had to make sure we kept everything tidy
or mum's boyfriend would get mad.
Especially with Johnny.
Guys, you're not at home anymore.
I know, it just calms me down, OK?
Yeah, and I help him.
Only when she wants to now.
If you want to keep working, fine.
But the others have to do their share.
-We said we'd do their jobs for them.
For them not telling Mike.
Will you tell him?
Put it in our files?
Not about the tree, no.
As long as you promise not to climb it again.
But yours is different, Johnny.
It's not to punish or praise you, it's there to help.
Which is why I've got to write about how you get angry.
I don't get angry! How could you...
It's not... It's not angry, I just get frustrated.
Well, whatever it is, we can help you. Get someone to talk to you?
But we have to log it in the file so they know.
You do want to sort it out, don't you, Johnny?
So you and Tee can be happy?
I'm going to talk to the lazy brigade. Get them to help.
-Otherwise, I'm taking the telly.
I um... I didn't mean what I said yesterday,
you're really good at working here.
Tracy! You are in serious trouble.
-Then, could I store any more?
-It's only a few, it can't do any harm.
Tracy. We do not use the children's rooms as our own store rooms!
Told you there was only a few.
Where are my books?
Before you do anything, I liked your book.
Oh, forget it. Lying won't save you.
No, honest! I really read it!
You had nothing, but what you did have was your mates.
-It really made me realise what I have.
You really liked it?
Where are they?
I can explain, remember yesterday?
MUSIC: "Love machine" by Girls Aloud
-Come on, man!
-Oh, all that work.
Tracy, is it a good time to mention that you owe us £2?
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