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


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 2

It's Friday and Frank is nowhere to be seen, which is a bit odd as it's Giro day.

Further details

It's Friday and Frank is nowhere to be seen, which is a bit odd as it's Giro day. He never goes missing on Giro day. The family start a manhunt and panic sets in when a body is found in the canal. But Frank turns up in Calais with no passport and no clue as to how he got there.

Fiona gets suspicious when she notices that her new fella Steve is smoking fancy French fags. Veronica and Kev do a booze cruise to Calais to pick Frank up and the three return to a heroes' welcome on the estate.

But Frank knows everyone is taking the piss out of him and walks out of the Gallagher house. He meets Eddie who has left his wife. Never one to miss a chance, Frank is straight round to Sheila's who is sex-mad, raking in the benefits and lonely. But he soon discovers there's a price to pay for home comforts, and that Sheila has years of pent-up sexual desire to unleash. It's a lesson that leaves Frank feeling pretty sore!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th January 2004
Channel 4
60 minutes

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
Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
James McAvoy Steve McBride
Maggie O'Neill Sheila Jackson
Anthony Flanagan Tony
Lindsey Dawson Jez
Guest cast
Steve Pemberton Eddie
Steve Hillman Conrad
Josh Moran Vagrant
Tim Mitchell Gendarme
Kieran Cunningham George
Laura Brown Becky
James Foster News Vendor
Alison Burrows TV Woman
Pamela Cheshire Vox Pop Woman
Writing team
Paul Abbott Writer
John Griffin Script Editor
Kate Evans Script Editor
Production team
Jonny Campbell Director
Emma Burge Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Matt Jones Executive Producer
Fiona Colbeck Editor
Adrian Smith Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer

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