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Gates is a British comedy television series shown on the Sky Living channel. The first series of 5 episodes ran from 14 August to 11 September 2012.[1]

Gates
GenreSitcom
Created byLaurence Bowen
Andrew Collins
Richard Preddy
Dan Sefton
Abigail Wilson
Written byAndrew Collins
Richard Preddy
Ava Vidal
Dan Sefton
Abigail Wilson
Directed byLaurence Bowen
Sam Cadman
Gordon Anderson
StarringJoanna Page
Tom Ellis
Catherine Shepherd
Sue Johnston
Tony Gardner
Nick Mohammed
Toby Wharton
Nadine Marshall
Ella Kenion
William Andrews
Mari Ann Bull
Louis Labrosse
Composer(s)Jonathan Whitehead
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time30mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Feelgood Fiction
Release
Original networkSky Living
Picture format16:9 (HDTV 1080i)
Original release14 August (2012-08-14) –
11 September 2012 (2012-09-11)
External links
Website

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.

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[2] Original air date
1"The First Day"Sam Cadman, Gordon AndersonAndrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson387,00014 August 2012 (2012-08-14)
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 AndersonAndrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson290,00021 August 2012 (2012-08-21)
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 AndersonRichard Preddy, Dan Sefton296,00028 August 2012 (2012-08-28)
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 AndersonTBA218,0004 September 2012 (2012-09-04)
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 AndersonAndrew Collins, Richard Preddy, Dan Sefton, Abigail Wilson232,00011 September 2012 (2012-09-11)
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?

DVDEdit

Gates was released on DVD on 17 September 2012.

International broadcastEdit

In Australia, the series premiered on BBC First on 4 May 2015.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Youle, Richard (9 August 2012). "Joanna Page's new role puts her friendly rivalry to the test". South Wales Evening Post. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Weekly Top 10 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ Knox, David (15 April 2015). "Airdate: Gates". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 April 2015.

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