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New Sky sitcom based around the school Gates

25 July 2011 10:48 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Filming started today in Enfield on a brand new six part comedy for Sky called Gates, a character based sitcom based around relationships formed between parents at the school gates.

Tom Ellis and Joanna Page play parents Mark and Helen who’ve recently moved to the South East where their nine-year-old daughter is starting at a new primary school. And they’re about to discover what happens when your children choose your friends.

Essentially a character comedy, but with a nod to those sketch-like moments of madness which can only ever happen in the playground, Gates casts an eye on how relationships with parents formed during fifteen minutes of a school drop off and pick up can so easily take over your life. The school gates can be an unforgiving, socially exposed political minefield.

Gates boasts a distinguished cast that also includes:

Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Waking The Dead), Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon, »

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