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CBBC tees up another Tracy Beaker show

is the BBCs fifth show based on the popular IP, and will air later this year on linear and BBC iPlayer.

The BBC is extending the Tracy Beaker brand with a new five x 28-minute series that will roll out on CBBC and BBC iPlayer later this year.

A live-actioner for six to 12s,The Beaker Girlsfollows a group of kids who run a second-hand store, overcome obstacles and become a family under the care and guidance of parental figure Tracy Beaker.

Ordered by Sarah Muller, head of BBC Childrens commissioning and acquisitions for kidsseven and up, the series will be produced by the pubcasters in-house production team and starts filming this month. Emma Reeves (Tracy Beaker) is writing the scripts, with Gina Cronk (Get Even) serving as executive producer, and John McKay attached as producer and director. BBC Childrens in-house drama genre lead Tali Walters will oversee the series.

Tracy Beaker started out as a 90s book series by Jacqueline Wilson, and has since become a popular TV brand for the BBC. Its on-screen iterations include original CBBC seriesThe Story of Tracy Beaker(120 x 15 minutes, 2002-2005), in which rambunctious orphan Tracy causes trouble while making friends in an orphanage;Tracy Beaker Returns(39 x 30 minutes, 2010) and its spinoffThe Dumping Ground(163 x 30 minutes, 2013), which had its ninth-season premiere in June.

The Beaker Girlsis an extension of CBBCsMy Mum TracyBeaker(pictured), which premiered in February. It was CBBCs most successful show launch to date, generating more than 2.1 million streams on iPlayer in its first three days, according to a release.

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