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 10, Episode 1

The unthinkable has happened... the Department of Work and Pensions has finally caught up with job dodger Frank. He's a 'dead man walking' to... a job!

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The unthinkable has happened... the Department of Work and Pensions has finally caught up with job dodger Frank. A nightmare fantasy emerges of Frank on death row with the Chatsworth characters appearing as cell mates, prison governor, guards and last supper servers. Frank is a 'dead man walking' to... a job!

Shane and Jackson launch a new enterprise of bootleg booze, but it's rank and nobody is buying their stuff. Billy offers to help and Shane reluctantly agrees on the condition that he doesn't touch anything. But Billy concocts a brew using his extraordinary sense of smell and amazingly it's a great success. With Chatsworth wild on the mix, Shane is seriously hacked off. It's time to lay down the law.

Meanwhile, Avril supplies pills to Patty, who wants more than her recommended dosage, but when Avril turns down her request, Patty springs to action plotting to steal a pack with Aidan's help.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 12th September 2012
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 14th September 2012 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 16th September 2012 1:20am 4seven
Sunday 16th September 2012 11:40pm C4

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Aaron McCusker Jamie Maguire
Sally Carman Kelly
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Karen Bryson Avril Powell
Kira Martin Letitia Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Stephen Lord Dominic Meak
Kari Corbett Ruby Hepburn
Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
Guest cast
Perveen Hussain Doctor
Gillian Waugh Interviewer
Lee Worswick Darren
John Bradley Wesley
Jodie Hamblet (as Jodie Hamblett) Gemma
Writing team
Jimmy Dowdall Writer
Amy Roberts Script Editor
Production team
David Threlfall Director
Jean Holdsworth Series Producer
Ed McCardie Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
Jonathan Leather Line Producer
Russell Beeden Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
David Shaw Casting Director
Jo Slater Costume Designer
Emma Cowen Make-up Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer
Craig Feather Director of Photography
Simon Turner 1st Assistant Director


Working 9 - 5

Frank's got a new routine...

Spring Cleaning

It's amazing what you find in the back of your cupboards.

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