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

Gates

Sky Living sitcom about parents. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Stars Joanna Page, Tom Ellis, Catherine Shepherd, Sue Johnston and others.

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

Gates

Sitcom about parental rivalries on the school run. Sue Johnston, Joanna Page and Tom Ellis star

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012
Channel
Sky Living
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Creators
Laurence Bowen, Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton and Abigail Wilson
Starring
Joanna Page, Tom Ellis, Catherine Shepherd, Sue Johnston, Tony Gardner, Nick Mohammed, Toby Wharton, Nadine Marshall and others
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

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."

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 14th August 2012 on Sky Living at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 11th September 2012 on Sky Living at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 10:30pm

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