Gates. Image shows from L to R: Helen (Joanna Page), Mark (Tom Ellis). Image credit: Feelgood Fiction.


Sky sitcom about parental rivalries on the school run. Sue Johnston, Joanna Page and tom Ellis star

The Gates
2012  (Sky Living)
5 (1 series)
Joanna Page, Tom Ellis, Catherine Shepherd, Sue Johnston, Tony Gardner, Nick Mohammed, Toby Wharton, Nadine Marshall, Ella Kenion, William Andrews, Mari Ann Bull & more
Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson, Laurence Bowen
Feelgood Fiction

Gates is an ensemble comedy headed by Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), Tom Ellis (Miranda) and Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey) set in the all too familiar chaos of the school gates.

Mark and Helen are parents who've recently moved to the South East where their nine-year-old daughter is starting at a new primary school. And they're about to discover what happens when your children choose your friends.

Sky says: "Essentially a character comedy, but with a nod to those sketch-like moments of madness which can only ever happen in the playground, Gates casts an eye on how relationships with parents formed during fifteen minutes of a school drop off and pick up can so easily take over your life.  The school gates can be an unforgiving, socially exposed political minefield."