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 2, Episode 3

Things liven up on the estate when the council run a Best Kept Garden competition to win a year's free rent. Carol and Veronica both get green-fingered, and light-fingered, trying to win.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 18th January 2005
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st July 2011 10:00pm Dave
Friday 22nd July 2011 12:45am Dave
Tuesday 31st January 2012 10:00pm W
Wednesday 1st February 2012 12:45am W

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
Rebecca Ryan Debbie Gallagher
Jody Latham Philip 'Lip' Gallagher
Anne-Marie Duff Fiona Gallagher
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
James McAvoy Steve McBride
Maggie O'Neill Sheila Jackson
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Marjorie Yates Carol Fisher
Lindsey Dawson Jez
Guest cast
Ian Reddington Tommy
Seamus O'Neill Police Chief
Mary Wray Margie
Tony Nyland Mr Fitch
Writing team
Daniel Brocklehurst Writer
John Griffin Script Editor
Production team
Peter Lydon Director
Matt Jones Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
William Webb Editor
Jim Glen Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer

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