Shameless. Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). Copyright: Company Pictures
Shameless

Shameless

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / E4
  • 2004 - 2013
  • 139 episodes (11 series)

Comedy drama set in a fictional housing estate in Manchester which follows the dysfunctional Gallagher family and their neighbours. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace and more.

Shameless. Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). Copyright: Company Pictures

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2004 - 2013
Channels
Channel 4, E4
Episodes
139 (11 series)
Stars
David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace, Johnny Bennett, Annabelle Apsion, Rebecca Ryan and more
Writers
Paul Abbott, Daniel Brocklehurst, Amanda Coe, Emma Frost, Ed McCardie, Stephen Russell, Jimmy Dowdall, Tom Higgins and more
Directors
Dearbhla Walsh, David Threlfall, Paul Norton Walker and Lawrence Till
Producers
Jean Holdsworth, Emma Burge, Matt Jones, John Griffin, Johann Knobel, Lawrence Till, Ed McCardie, Tim Whitby and more
Companies

Comedy drama following the roller coaster lives of the Gallagher family as they experience life on the edge. Head of the family, in name only, is dad Frank - feckless, self-pitying, feeble, selfish, charmless and an unemployed, alcoholic bully - a model father...

The Gallagher kids are raised by big sister Fiona since mum went AWOL and dad hit the bottle. The boys are Lip, a street-wise, gobby lad around town and Ian is actively gay and keeps his private life very private. Siblings Debbie and Carl plus baby Liam Gallagher round off the highly un-orthodox yet extremely tightly knit family.

From Series 3 Shameless expanded out to focus on a second family too. If there's one family you don't want to cross on the Chatsworth Estate, it's the Maguires. Paddy is the father of this most feared and respected family, and he has little time for Frank.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Murray Gold and Tim Phillips.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 13th January 2004 at 10pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 28th May 2013 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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