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 3

When Monica starts getting visions of nursery rhyme characters, she knows what's going on - she's going to have another baby.

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When Monica starts getting visions of nursery rhyme characters, she knows exactly what's going on - she's going to have another little baby! To quell the family's protestations, she takes a test and is devastated when it comes back negative. Her solution to her emotional upset is to throw herself into making up for the lost years with the kids she's already got, but when she causes Liam to set himself alight, the kids decide something needs to be done.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th January 2008
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 15th January 2008 10:00pm C4
Wednesday 25th 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
Guest cast
Olga Grahame Nana Murphy
Frog Stone Irana
Rebecca White Girl
Ken Kitson Tom Tyldesley
Writing team
Stephen Russell Writer
Charlie Hampton 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
David Bowes Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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