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  • 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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

The moves at a 'salsacise' class have more punch than anyone expected when Sarah and Helen fall out over a playground scrap between their children, Zac and Chloe.

Preview clips

Further details

Although it's 'Walk To School Week', judging from the rows of people carriers and Mia's promotion of her stuffed-crust pizza night by the school entrance, it seems Mr Gould's latest initiative hasn't made an impression. Mark and Helen, however, have forgotten
something a little more fundamental and neither knows who is supposed to be collecting Chloe.

Dashing to school with her clients in tow, Helen arrives to find that Sarah's son Zac had a minor scrap with her daughter. She wants him to apologise but Sarah blames Helen's lateness on allowing the scuffle to happen at all and refuses to admit fault. The false smiles give way and the mums spring into action, though not in a way the fitness initiative promotes. Despite receiving a telling-off by Miss Hunter, the matter is far from settled and the next day the pair are the talk of the playground.

As the whispers circulate and the husbands get involved, the situation spirals out of control. Helen and Sarah both embrace their fiery side when the debacle culminates at Mia's 'salsacise'
class, where the moves have more punch than anyone expected.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 21st August 2012
Sky Living
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 22nd August 2012 12:00am Sky Living
Saturday 25th August 2012 10:00pm Sky Living
Monday 27th August 2012 11:00pm Sky Living
Monday 1st July 2013 12:35am Sky Living
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 11:00pm Sky Living

Cast & crew

Joanna Page Helen
Tom Ellis Mark
Catherine Shepherd Sarah
Sue Johnston Miss Hunter
Tony Gardner Aiden
Nick Mohammed Ciaran
Nadine Marshall Melissa
Ella Kenion Mia
William Andrews Mr Gould
Mari Ann Bull Chloe
Louis Labrosse Zack
Louie Sacarello Sam
Lorraine Bruce Scary Mum
Dani Moseley Candy
Samuel Dagunduro Troy
Guest cast
Richard Cunningham Mr Ridgeway
Writing team
Andrew Collins Writer
Richard Preddy Writer
Dan Sefton Writer
Abigail Wilson Writer
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Laurence Bowen Executive Producer
Phil Clarke (as Philip Clarke) Executive Producer
Anthony Boys (as Ant 'Pants' Boys) Editor
Sam Williams Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer


Episode 2 First Look

The playground politics continues in Episode 2.

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