Gates (TV series)
|Created by||Laurence Bowen
|Written by||Andrew Collins
|Directed by||Laurence Bowen
Mari Ann Bull
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||5 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30mins (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Feelgood Fiction|
|Original network||Sky Living|
|Picture format||16:9 (HDTV 1080i)|
|Original release||14 August– 11 September 2012|
The show was originally due to be broadcast on Sky One but was delayed in order to launch on Sky Living as part of the channel's push into more female skewed comedy. The Show was filmed in Enfield, North London in August 2011 therefore making the show heavily delayed from its initial broadcast. Over the Summer of 2012, the production team used Lavender Primary School for their filming.
The show was cut and the last episode was shown on 11 September 2012.
Mark and Helen Pearson enroll their daughter, Chloe, in the Parkview Primary School and hijinks ensue as they try to fit in with the other parents at the school gates whilst dropping her off and picking her up from school.
- Joanna Page as Helen Pearson, a working mum
- Tom Ellis as Mark Pearson, a builder
- Catherine Shepherd as Sarah
- Sue Johnston as Miss Hunter
- Tony Gardner as Aiden
- Nick Mohammed as Ciaran
- Toby Wharton as Mickey
- Nadine Marshall as Melissa
- Ella Kenion as Mia
- William Andrews as Mr. Gould
- Mari Ann Bull as Chloe Pearson
|Episode||Title||Directed by||Written by||Ratings||Original air date|
|1||"The First Day"||Sam Cadman, Gordon Anderson||Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson||387,000||14 August 2012|
|Having recently moved to south-east England, Mark and Helen Pearson's daughter Chloe is about to start at a new primary school, but it is the parents with first-day nerves!|
|2||"Punch and Helen"||Gordon Anderson||Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson||290,000||21 August 2012|
|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.|
|3||"Young Love"||Gordon Anderson||Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton||296,000||28 August 2012|
|Could love be blossoming at the school gates? Not if Mark has anything to do with it. The protective dad plays dirty...|
|4||"The Sleep Out"||Gordon Anderson||TBA||218,000||4 September 2012|
|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!|
|5||"Parent's Evening of Doom"||Gordon Anderson||Andrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson||232,000||11 September 2012|
|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?|
Gates was released on DVD on 17 September 2012.
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- "Weekly Top 10 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- Knox, David (15 April 2015). "Airdate: Gates". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 April 2015.