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 8

On the bus to a re-start course, Frank has the briefest of encounters with a beautiful stranger, Rosie.

Further details

His head is turned and he finds himself with a spring in his step and eager to catch the bus to town again for one more glimpse of her. Has Frank finally found the love of his life, or are they just passing ships in the night? Debbie finds a failsafe way of bringing in some cash to pay for the family's first ever holiday.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th February 2008
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th February 2008 10:00pm C4
Sunday 27th July 2008 11:00pm 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
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Ciaran Griffiths Mickey 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
Esther Coles Rosie
Joanne King Brandi
George Whitton Barney
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Angela Sinden Script Editor
Production team
Fraser MacDonald Director
John Griffin Producer
Johann Knobel Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Colin Fair Editor
David Bowes Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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