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 6

Frank stuns the family by turning up in the morning to get his post when it's not even Giro day. It soon transpires that he's hatching a plan to get his hands on maintenance from his ex-wife.

Further details

Frank stuns the family by turning up in the morning to get his post and it's not even Giro day. When a mountain of unpaid bills and some very scary-looking bailiffs turn up at the house, the family discover that Frank is hatching a plan to get his hands on maintenance from his ex-wife Monica, despite the fact he's not living with his kids either.

What will the return of their mother to the house do to the kids? And how is Norma, her fat black lesbian lover going to react?

Tony the local copper has a proposal for Fiona, which sets her wondering about Steve. What is he really doing with her?

By making the CSA claim Frank has re-awoken official interest in him, and the bailiffs come round to recover some old outstanding debts or break his legs trying. How will Frank get back into the house without alerting the two meatheads waiting outside? Frank takes some tips from Lolly the local transsexual to avoid a beating.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 17th 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
    Annabelle Apsion Monica Gallagher
    Rebecca Ryan Debbie Gallagher
    Jody Latham Philip 'Lip' Gallagher
    Anne-Marie Duff Fiona Gallagher
    Kelli Hollis Yvonne Karib
    Chris Bisson Kash Karib
    Warren Donnelly PC Stan Waterman
    Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
    Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
    Dystin Johnson Norma Starkey
    James McAvoy Steve McBride
    Maggie O'Neill Sheila Jackson
    Anthony Flanagan Tony
    Lindsey Dawson Jez
    Guest cast
    Clive Russell Billy Wilson
    Paul Oldham Bailiff #1
    Steven O'Donnell Bailiff #2
    Writing team
    Paul Abbott Writer
    John Griffin Script Editor
    Kate Evans Script Editor
    Production team
    Dearbhla Walsh Director
    Emma Burge Producer
    George Faber Executive Producer
    Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
    Paul Abbott Executive Producer
    Matt Jones Executive Producer
    Emer Reynolds Editor
    Adrian Smith Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer

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