Shameless. Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). Copyright: Company Pictures.


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 15

After managing to upset everyone, Frank gets cast out for the night by Debbie. He seeks shelter in a confessional booth.

Further details

After managing to upset everyone Frank gets cast out for the night by Debbie. He seeks shelter in a confessional booth, where he overhears a neighbour's shocking confession.

Frank is soon unwittingly drawn into the secrets of murder, intrigue and lust of the Chatsworth residents. To tell or not to tell is a catch-22 - whatever he chooses, the consequences will be dire.

Mimi and Patrick's marriage is beyond redemption, but the Maguire's don't see divorce as an option. Soon Mimi thinks up a solution to end the marriage for good, but will Patrick retaliate before it's too late?

Debbie's one-night-stand, Mark, makes a surprise return. Mark begins a relentless attempt to woo her, but will Debbie let Mark into her life? Meanwhile Maxine confesses her feelings for Carl.

When Ian announces his intentions to leave Chatsworth, Liam comes up with a plan to keep him on the estate.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th April 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Kevin Sutton Husband
Ciaran Kellgren Mark
Rodney Litchfield Algie
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Paul Tomalin Script Editor
Production team
Lawrence Till 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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