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 4, Episode 1

It's Lip's 18th birthday and he's in for a few surprises. Not least what the Maguires expect of him now he's come of age, and his long lost mother, Monica, appearing at his party.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 9th January 2007
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 30th April 2012 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 1st May 2012 1:25am Dave
Saturday 2nd March 2013 1:55am 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
Sean Gilder Paddy Maguire
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Ciaran Griffiths Mickey Maguire
Samantha Siddall Mandy Maguire
Kelli Hollis Yvonne Karib
Warren Donnelly PC Stan Waterman
Dean Lennox Kelly Kev Ball
Maxine Peake Veronica Ball
Dystin Johnson Norma Starkey
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Marjorie Yates Carol Fisher
Lindsey Dawson Jez
Gillian Kearney Sue
Michael Legge Tom O'Leary
Guest cast
Michael Atkinson Fireman
Darren Southworth Foreign Office Official
Helen Moon Nurse
James Lauren Plumber
Writing team
Emma Frost Writer
Michelle Frances Script Editor
Lawrence Till Script Editor
Production team
Paul Norton Walker Director
John Griffin Producer
Johann Knobel Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Matt Jones Executive Producer
Jackie Ophir Editor
David Bowes Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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