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

Shameless

Channel 4 and E4 comedy drama about a dysfunctional family. 139 episodes (11 series), 2004 - 2013. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Having her handbag stolen proves to be a blessing in disguise for Fiona when handsome stranger Steve comes to her rescue.

Further details

Having her handbag stolen proves to be a blessing in disguise for Fiona when handsome stranger Steve comes to her rescue.

Lip is shocked to discover Ian could be gay and decides his brother should pay a 'visit' to the ever-accommodating Karen Jackson. But the sudden arrival of her furious father ensures Ian's already slim chances of happiness with Karen take a severe blow.

Meanwhile, Steve buys Fiona a romantic gift, but for some reason she is less than impressed with her brand new washing machine...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 13th January 2004
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
    Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
    Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
    Luke Tittensor Carl Gallagher
    Joseph Furnace Liam Gallagher
    Rebecca Ryan Debbie Gallagher
    Jody Latham Philip 'Lip' Gallagher
    Anne-Marie Duff Fiona Gallagher
    Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
    Kelli Hollis Yvonne Karib
    Chris Bisson Kash Karib
    Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
    Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
    James McAvoy Steve McBride
    Maggie O'Neill Sheila Jackson
    Anthony Flanagan Tony
    Guest cast
    Steve Pemberton Eddie
    Danny Martelli Bouncer
    Writing team
    Paul Abbott Writer
    John Griffin Script Editor
    Kate Evans Script Editor
    Production team
    Mark Mylod Director
    Emma Burge Producer
    George Faber Executive Producer
    Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
    Paul Abbott Executive Producer
    Matt Jones Executive Producer
    Beverley Mills Editor
    Adrian Smith Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer
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