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 3 - New Year Special

When five-year-old Liam denounces religion at his RC Primary School and risks a home-visit by his teacher and therefore the social services, sister Debbie has to think fast.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd January 2006
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th February 2013 1:40am Dave

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
Johnny Bennett Liam Gallagher
Annabelle Apsion Monica Gallagher
Rebecca Ryan Debbie Gallagher
Jody Latham Philip 'Lip' Gallagher
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Kelli Hollis Yvonne Karib
Chris Bisson Kash Karib
Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
Dystin Johnson Norma Starkey
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Maggie O'Neill Sheila Jackson
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Marjorie Yates Carol Fisher
Lindsey Dawson Jez
Gillian Kearney Sue
Guest cast
James Foster News Vendor
Pam Shaw Aunty Pat
Rory McCann Father Critchon
Natalie Gavin Anna
Dean Andrews Geoff Mulligan
John Peat Dicko
Danny Cunningham PC Danny Lowe
Fiona Allen Miss Murdoch
Vicky Hall Serena
Emma Kearney Reporter
Kirsty Doyle Caring Woman
Meriel Scholfield (as Meriel Schofield) Doctor
Writing team
Daniel Brocklehurst Writer
Jim Poyser Script Editor
Production team
Catherine Morshead Director
John Griffin Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Matt Jones Executive Producer
Mark Thornton Editor
Jim Glen Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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