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 3

Friday night at The Jockey and barman Kev is dealing with the usual lairy, pissed-up women on the prowl. When one gets a bit heavy, he tells her the bad news: he's getting married. The only problem is he hasn't told his girlfriend Veronica...

Further details

Mandy Maguire doesn't take gay Ian's rejection of her sexual advances very well and her brothers, the hardest on the Chatsworth estate are on the warpath.

The news of Kev and Veronica's impending wedding spreads through the pub and the estate, leaving Kev with no choice. He legs it home and proposes to Veronica. The only problem is he's already married but there's a five grand wedding gift up for grabs.

Not wanting to lose out on the cash, they decide on a fake wedding. All goes well until Veronica's pyromaniac, tourette-suffering brother, Marty turns up and the day goes up in the flames.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th 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
    Samantha Siddall Mandy Maguire
    Chris Bisson Kash Karib
    Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
    Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
    James McAvoy Steve McBride
    Jack Deam Marty Fisher
    Marjorie Yates Carol Fisher
    Anthony Flanagan Tony
    Lindsey Dawson Jez
    Guest cast
    James Foster News Vendor
    Warren Brown Donny Maguire
    Nathaniel Robinson Joey Maguire
    Sam Hazeldine Quentin
    Stacey Hamlin Tina
    Rebecca Gallagher Marie
    John Ward Lad
    Writing team
    Daniel Brocklehurst 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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