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


  • 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 3

Could love be blossoming at the school gates? Not if Mark has anything to do with it. The protective dad plays dirty...

Further details

Chloe announces that she has a boyfriend and Mark is mortified. His little girl is growing up too quickly and he vows to put a stop to love's young dream. Helen, on the other hand, thinks the romance is harmless and Sarah agrees. In fact, Sarah's so supportive she tries to pair Chloe with her son Zach.

The situation sours, however, when the Pearsons learn that the mystery 'man' is Sam, son to eager beaver Mia. The little mite might've stolen Chloe's heart, but a son-in-law who collects road kill isn't what they foresaw for their only daughter. Despiting agreeing on a joint strategy to let the relationship run its course and fizzle out, Mark abandons the plan and opts for outright sabotage.

Rebellion rises elsewhere in the school after Mr Gould installs CCTV. A graffiti artist has been
decorating the playground with their 'Clam' tag and the head teacher goes stir-crazy trying to catch the rogue in the act. The surveillance inspires a revolt and Miss Hunter's classroom becomes the thinktank of the insurrection. She's taking on the intrusive regime and the kids get gold stars for joining in.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th August 2012
Sky Living
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 29th August 2012 12:00am Sky Living
Saturday 1st September 2012 10:00pm Sky Living
Monday 3rd September 2012 11:00pm Sky Living
Monday 1st July 2013 1:00am Sky Living
Wednesday 9th October 2013 10:00pm Sky Living

Cast & crew

Joanna Page Helen
Tom Ellis Mark
Catherine Shepherd Sarah
Sue Johnston Miss Hunter
Tony Gardner Aiden
Nick Mohammed Ciaran
Toby Wharton Mickey
Ella Kenion Mia
William Andrews Mr Gould
Mari Ann Bull Chloe
Louis Labrosse Zack
Louie Sacarello Sam
Ruby Bridle Daisy
Samuel Dagunduro Troy
Writing team
Richard Preddy Writer
Dan Sefton 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
Sam Williams Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Clare Little Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer

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