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.

Series 1, Episode 4

Chloe gets proactive to help the local Big Issue seller and suggests a sponsored sleep out to raise money for the homeless. Despite her admirable zeal, there's a lack of goodwill among the parents when it comes to spending a night in the elements!

Further details

Chloe gets proactive to help the local Big Issue seller and suggests a sponsored sleep out to raise money for the homeless. Despite Chloe's admirable zeal, there's a lack of goodwill among the parents when it comes to spending a night exposed to the elements and Mark draws the short straw to chaperone his daughter. First, though, he makes sure Helen has an equally uncomfortable evening by roping her into keeping Aiden company while Sarah does her bit for charity.

With Sarah offering to share her sleeping bag with Mark and Aiden's suggestive dinner conversation, Helen and Mark find their jokes about the couple being swingers aren't so funny after all. Chloe doesn't feel like smiling either when the fundraiser is hijacked by Mr Gould as a chance to hit the local headlines. However, his unique rendition of the "I have a dream" speech doesn't go quite to plan.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2012
Time
8:30pm
Channel
Sky Living
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Joanna Page Helen
Tom Ellis Mark
Catherine Shepherd Sarah
Sue Johnston Miss Hunter
Tony Gardner Aiden
Nick Mohammed Ciaran
Toby Wharton Mickey
Nadine Marshall Melissa
Ella Kenion Mia
William Andrews Mr Gould
Mari Ann Bull Chloe
Louis Labrosse Zack
Louie Sacarello Sam
Lorraine Bruce Scary Mum
Ruby Bridle Daisy
Samuel Dagunduro Troy
Guest cast
Adam Deacon Calvin
Charlotte Palmer People Carrier Mum
Cavan Clerkin Milton
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
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