Airdate: Gates


Next month BBC First premieres Gates, a comedy casting a satirical eye on the unforgiving, socially exposed minefield surrounding parents dropping off their kids at the school gates.

The six part series stars Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey), Tom Ellis (Miranda).

On the first day back at work mum Helen hands over the new school drop-off duties to her builder husband Mark with just one proviso: don’t get sucked in. The last three years of her life at their previous primary school have been eaten up by PTA meetings, coffee mornings, fund-raisers and holidays with virtual strangers. Never again.

Mark and Helen have recently relocated with their nine-year-old daughter, and are about to release her to the care of a new primary school. And they’re about to discover what happens when your children choose your friends.

Mondays at 9.30pm from May 4 on BBC First.

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