Tom Gates TV series The Brilliant World of Tom Gates to begin on Monday, January 25 on Sky Kids

A much loved series of children's books is being turned into a television series and launches this month.

Doodler extraodinaire and master of excuses Tom Gates is being brought to life for legions of young fans who are hooked on the books written and illustrated by Liz Pichon.

Tom Gates is coming to Sky Kids at the end of January 2021
Tom Gates is coming to Sky Kids at the end of January 2021

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates will follow Tom's crazy creative life at home and school as he torments his teachers, runs rings around his parents and finds new and inventive ways to annoy his sisters.

The cast of voices will include award winning actress Catherine Tate who will take on the role of mum Rita, actor Mark Bonnar and 10-year-old newcomer Logan Matthews in the title role.

The series will also show the creative talents of creator Liz Pichon who is set to inspire young viewers to greater creative endeavours in ‘draw it’ live action segments of the show filmed in her own 'craft den'.

The new series, aimed at boys and girls aged seven to 12, premieres on Sky Kids will show its first episode on January 25.

Tom Gates have a huge following amongst young readers
Tom Gates have a huge following amongst young readers

It coincides with the 10th anniversary year of the first Tom Gates book and the publication, in February, of the 18th in the series, Tom Gates: Ten Tremendous Tales.

Liz Pichon, Tom Gates’ creator, said: “The Brilliant World of Tom Gates is exactly the kind of TV show that as a kid I would have completely DEVOURED.

"The cast is amazing, and I was so excited to see how they brought the characters to life. Now I can't wait for the children to see what we've all been working on.”

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