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 6

Paddy wakes up disorientated, chained to a bed in a strange room, unable to remember where he is or how he got there. When Maureen comes in things seem a little clearer.

Further details

Disorientated and chained to a bed in a strange room, Paddy wakes to discover he can't remember where he is or how he got there.

Enter Maureen, the woman he's been secretly seeing ever since they met in the graveyard, and things seem to become a little clearer.

When Maureen refuses to release Paddy or provide him answers on what she plans to do, he becomes alarmingly worried. Is this all a sex game or something much more sinister?

A DSS investigation into the Gallaghers causes concern for Frank and Monica. Tensions arise between the two and when Frank's attempts to change the DSS inspector's mind fail. Frank desperately asks Monica to step in and win the DSS inspector back on side, but will he regret relying on Monica?

Meanwhile Carl's suspicions about Mickey's sexuality grow, so he sets out to test which gender he is really attracted to. Tom's last ditch romantic gesture to win Debbie back has detrimental effects and Carrie decides it's time for pastures new.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th February 2009
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
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Joanna Higson Maxine Donnelly
Ben Batt Joe Pritchard
Michael Legge Tom O'Leary
Amanda Ryan Carrie Rogers
Sarah Byrne Meena Karib
Julia Ford Maureen
Guest cast
Sean McKenzie Bernard
John Elkington Jeffrey
Peter Foster Superintendent
Writing team
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Paul Tomalin Script Editor
Jack Lothian Writer
Production team
Paul Norton Walker 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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