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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.

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Series 1, Episode 5

Parents' evening brings Helen a tidal wave of nerves, but she's more alarmed than relieved to learn that Chloe's a bit of a goody-two-shoes. Meanwhile, Mr Gould appears intent on talking Miss Hunter into retirement. She has no intention of leaving, but can he wear her down?

Further details

It's been a turbulent and testing term for the Pearsons and, before they bid farewell, they welcome us to their new life 'on the edge'.

It's that dreaded school event: parents' evening. Helen's nerves are shot because she's afraid of receiving a clobbering from Miss Hunter, but she gets something much worse. It turns out Chloe is a bit of a goody-two-shoes and, although that should be a relief to Helen, it actually raises alarm.

She didn't bring up her daughter to conform so, now, anything goes. However, Chloe isn't lured to the wild side; not by the offer of pizza for breakfast and the sight of her dad rapping, anyway.

Sarah, meanwhile, could use a lesson in boundaries as she tries to worm her way into Mark's arms. He accidentally becomes her confidant and has a lot of explaining to do when she turns up at the family house unannounced and spends the night.

Back at school, Mr Gould is not-so-subtly trying to get shot of Miss Hunter. She has no intention of retiring but could his relentless pestering grind her down? The head teacher makes little headway elsewhere when an unlikely ringleader gets a band of pupils together for a protest.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 11th September 2012
Sky Living
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 12th September 2012 12:00am Sky Living
Sunday 16th September 2012 8:30pm Sky Living
Monday 17th September 2012 11:00pm Sky Living
Monday 1st July 2013 1:50am Sky Living
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 10:30pm 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
Ruby Bridle Daisy
Dani Moseley Candy
Samuel Dagunduro Troy
Aleksandar Mikic Darek
Serge Soric Josef
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
Sam Williams Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Clare Little Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer

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