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

Gates

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Living
  • 2012
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about parental rivalries on the school run. Sue Johnston, Joanna Page and Tom Ellis star. Also features Catherine Shepherd, Tony Gardner, Nick Mohammed, Toby Wharton, Nadine Marshall and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012
Channels
Sky Living
Episodes
5 (1 series)
Creators
Laurence Bowen, Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton and Abigail Wilson
Stars
Joanna Page, Tom Ellis, Catherine Shepherd, Sue Johnston, Tony Gardner, Nick Mohammed, Toby Wharton, Nadine Marshall and more
Writers
Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton and Abigail Wilson
Director
Gordon Anderson
Producers
Izzy Mant, Lucy Lumsden, Saskia Schuster, Laurence Bowen and Phil Clarke
Companies

Gates is an ensemble comedy set amidst 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."

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 14th August 2012 at 8:30pm on Sky Living
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 10:30pm on Sky Living - Episode 5
  • Wednesday 16th October 2013 at 11:00pm on Sky Living - Episode 4
  • Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 10:00pm on Sky Living - Episode 3

Recording details

  • Enfield - Filmed in July 2011.

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