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 5, Episode 2

A thoughtless comment from an ex-boyfriend makes Mimi face up to her weight issues.

Further details

After a thoughtless and cruel comment from an ex-boyfriend, Mimi has to face up to her darkest personal issue - years of seemingly irreversible weight gain. Carl's furious when Ian starts dating his teacher - not because it's morally wrong, but because it's making him teacher's pet and ruining his chances with the school dick magnet.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st January 2008
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 8th January 2008 10:00pm C4
Wednesday 18th June 2008 10:00pm E4

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
Sean Gilder Paddy Maguire
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Ciaran Griffiths Mickey Maguire
Aaron McCusker Jamie Maguire
Samantha Siddall Mandy Maguire
Kelli Hollis Yvonne Karib
Warren Donnelly PC Stan Waterman
Dystin Johnson Norma Starkey
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Michael Legge Tom O'Leary
Amanda Ryan Carrie Rogers
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Sarah Byrne Meena Karib
Guest cast
Jodie Hamblet Sarah Berry
Brian McCardie Other Paddy
Simon Lawson Mr Scott
Writing team
Stephen Russell Writer
Angela Sinden Script Editor
Production team
David Threlfall Director
John Griffin Producer
Johann Knobel Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Beverley Mills Editor
David Bowes Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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