The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Bringing Tom Gates's unique and comical world vividly to life, this animated series blends Tom’s crazy humour with tips and tricks that kids and adults will love to recreate.

Year: 2021

Director: George Sawyer

Executive Producers: Ken Anderson, Arabella Page Croft, Liz Pichon

Producers: Sueann Rochester, Kieran Parker

Production Manager: Anthony Kelvin Eliot-Finch

Writers: Liz Pichon, George Sawye, Ben Ward

Screen Scotland funding: The Brilliant World of Tom Gates has received £1.05 million across development for series 1 and series 2 of the hit kids show. Screen Scotland's support of this production is essential to the continued success of Scotland's growing animation sector, providing jobs and opportunities to the industry.


The Brilliant World of Tom Gates is based on the award-winning and bestselling Tom Gates books written and illustrated by Liz Pichon (who also presents the series).

The series brings to life the unique and comical world of Tom Gates through a combination of 2D and stop-motion animation with live action. The series mixes Tom's much loved sense of humour with practical craft ideas that children watching can recreate. Additionally, the series includes a variety of interactive games, gags and catchy songs, that feature in some of the 18 books in the series.

Tom Gates Key Art. Drawing of Tom surrounded by brightly coloured shades and squiggles.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Key Art, coutesy of  T G Entertainment