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 5

Frank and Karen hit the road for their driving lesson, but Karen adds some extra-curricular manoeuvres to the timetable. Meanwhile, Ian and Kash are caught in the act by Kash's wife Yvonne.

Further details

Frank and Karen hit the road for their driving lesson, although Karen has some extra-curricular lessons on the timetable.

The Gallaghers need a parent for parent's evening or else social services would have them all into care before you could say 'Home Alone'. Frank refuses to go along for his own kids but happily attends as Karen's guardian. Steve stands in for Frank but catches Frank and Karen shagging in the school toilets.

Frank is not the only one to get found out. Ian and Kash are caught on camera by Kash's wife Yvonne. Is it the end for love's young dream? And will she tell the estate, his family and his kids that they are gay?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 10th 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
    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
    Lindsey Dawson Jez
    Guest cast
    Corin Redgrave Mr Hammersley
    Shireen Shah Umi
    Louise Pout Megan
    Writing team
    John Griffin Script Editor
    Kate Evans Script Editor
    Carmel Morgan Writer
    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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