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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 6, Episode 13

The Gallagher unit is rocked when an unexpected visit from the social services catches them off guard and the family fall apart.

Further details

The Gallagher unit is rocked when an unexpected visit from the social services catches them off guard. Debbie's worst fears are confirmed when she returns from a night out to discover Liam and Stella taken into care.

The Gallaghers fall apart, and in the aftermath Debbie unleashes her fury on Frank. This propels him on an almighty bender, but can Frank realise the solution to their problems won't be found at the bottom of a pint glass?

Every teenage boy's fantasy becomes reality for Chesney when he is introduced to a married housewife who pops his cherry. Soon he discovers that love isn't always straightforward as he slowly unravels the truth about Lorna's intentions.

Joe offers to drop the charges against Mimi on the condition that Mandy gets back with him. With no other options, Mandy takes Joe back with the intention to leave him as soon as the charges are dropped.

The rest of the Maguire clan have serious doubts that Mandy will stay true to her word, while Jamie and Karen finally reconcile.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th April 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
Johnny Bennett Liam 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
Dystin Johnson Norma Starkey
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Joanna Higson Maxine Donnelly
Ben Batt Joe Pritchard
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Sarah Byrne Meena Karib
Guest cast
Paul Oldham Jason Barlow
Craig Broad Huey
Lizzie Roper Lorna
Juliet Cowan Josie
Jason Furnival Reggie
Ciaran Kellgren Mark
Robert Jezek Pavel
Writing team
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Paul Tomalin Script Editor
Paul Tomalin Writer
Production team
Tony Slater-Ling Director
Lawrence Till Producer
Ed McCardie Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
Russell Beeden Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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