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 5

Consumed with guilt after the hit and run, Shane tries to makes amends by befriending Ruth, the widow of the man he killed.

Further details

Blind to his identity, Ruth welcomes Shane into her life, but her troubled teenage son Shaun hates this interfering stranger. Kelly urges Shane to stop before the truth is revealed.

Chesney finds the girl of his dreams when Beccy enters Chesco but, tongue-tied, he fails to impress. Will Patty be able to help Chesney win her over by attempting a Cyrano-style technique?

Kelly and Lillian face tough competition when another brothel opens on the Chatsworth. Lillian attempts to fight back but, when that fails, Kelly accepts a job working for the enemy. Could she really be leaving Lillian in the lurch or is she trying to bring down the establishment from the inside?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th September 2012
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 10:00pm C4
Friday 5th October 2012 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 7th October 2012 3:05am 4seven
Monday 8th October 2012 10:05pm 4seven

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Sally Carman Kelly
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Karen Bryson Avril Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Stephen Lord Dominic Meak
Kari Corbett Ruby Hepburn
Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
Guest cast
Jennifer James Ruthie
Lee Abbate Sean
Paul Popplewell Eddie
Jennifer Hennessy Louise
Lauren Crace Beccy
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Ben Newman Writer
Amy Roberts Script Editor
Production team
Andy McDonnell 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
David Stark 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
Anthony Noone 1st Assistant Director

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