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 4

When a small child goes missing from a children's party on the Chatsworth estate, Frank turns the crowd into a lynch mob.

Further details

When a small child goes missing from a children's party on the Chatsworth estate it's Frank who turns the crowd into a lynch mob lashing out at anyone who looks a bit different, ice-cream man included. However, when Fiona and Steve find that the child is with 9-year-old Debbie, the Gallaghers have a problem. How are they going to get the child back without questions being asked and Debbie ending up in serious trouble?

After a mad cap caper to return the child involving lies, superhero costumes and urinating in public telephone boxes, the day is saved. But a bigger question remains - what is to be done with psycho Debbie?

Meanwhile Frank is getting comfortable at his new house with agoraphobic Sheila but he's having trouble with Karen, her sexy teenage daughter, who launches a full on seduction.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd February 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
    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
    Lindsey Dawson Jez
    Guest cast
    Lewis Robinson Jody
    Neil Bell Hippy Pete
    Margaret Henshaw Angie
    Tony Hirst Police Controller
    Emma Dears Reporter
    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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