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Channel 4 and E4 comedy drama about a dysfunctional family. 139 episodes (11 series), 2004 - 2013. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor and others.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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