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.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 5

Kev is stricken with shock and grief when, on his 35th birthday, his mother throws herself from her balcony. Adding to the misery, Roxy returns after being released from prison.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 31st January 2006
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 16th April 2012 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 17th April 2012 1:25am Dave
Tuesday 19th February 2013 2:00am Dave

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
Johnny Bennett Liam Gallagher
Rebecca Ryan Debbie Gallagher
Jody Latham Philip 'Lip' Gallagher
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Samantha Siddall Mandy Maguire
Kelli Hollis Yvonne Karib
Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
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
Maxton Beesley (as Maxton G Beesley) Funeral Director
Paul Copley Norman Owens
Jill Halfpenny Roxy Benson
Rob James Collier (as Rob Collier) Stud
Writing team
Daniel Brocklehurst Writer
Jim Poyser Script Editor
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon 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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