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Shameless

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 6, Episode 1

Ian is attacked and left shaken and confused as to what he could have done to provoke it. When the stranger strikes again, Ian is left hospitalised and there's more bad news when he regains consciousness: he's got amnesia.

Further details

Ian is assaulted, and left shaken and confused about his attacker's motive. When the stranger strikes again, Ian is left hospitalised - and there's more bad news when he regains consciousness: he's got amnesia.

Suddenly he's an alien amongst his own family and friends, and even his own sexuality is a mystery.

Meanwhile it's Debbie's 16th birthday. Tom decides it's time to go public with their relationship, but Debbie has doubts about whether they ever really had one...

Kelly has bad news for Shane about her pregnancy, and Frank and Monica are faced with an impossible challenge over newborn baby Stella.

And Ian's amnesia brings him a whole new perspective on his life, leaving him questioning if Chatsworth is the place for him after all.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 27th January 2009
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
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
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
Sally Carman Kelly-Marie Ball
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
Andy Merchant Thug 1
Nick Nevern Rogowski
Nic Goodey Thug 2
Emma Kearney Doctor
Charlotte Bradley Caley Quigley
Kelly Condron Baby Stella (Voice)
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Paul Tomalin Script Editor
Production team
David Richardson Director
Lawrence Till Producer
Ed McCardie Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
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