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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

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    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
    John Gow Editor
    Duncan Howell Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer
    Tim Phillips Composer
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