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


  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / E4
  • 2004 - 2013
  • 139 episodes (11 series)

Comedy drama set in a fictional housing estate in Manchester which follows the dysfunctional Gallagher family and their neighbours. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace and more.

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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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 15th July 2011 10:00pm Dave
Friday 9th December 2011 11:25pm Dave
Tuesday 15th September 2020 11:05pm C4

Cast & crew

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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