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 9

Following Shane's accident no one is sure if he will ever be the same again after he is left partially paralysed.

Further details

Following Shane's accident, no one is sure if he will ever be the same again after he is left partially paralysed. Battle lines are drawn between Mimi and Kelly as they go to war over who will help aid his recovery - with Shane trapped in the cross fire.

How long will Kelly keep her cool with Mimi before she is forced to tell all about Patrick's addiction?

With the departure of Monica, Norma is left contemplating her own future on the Chatsworth estate. She embarks on a journey back to her past, where an old face offers her a chance for a fresh start, but is it what Norma really wants?

Alarm bells begin ringing for Karen when she suspects all is not right in Mandy and Joe's relationship. Karen wanders into dangerous territory when her interfering results in something she will ultimately regret.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 17th March 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
Sally Carman Kelly-Marie Ball
Dystin Johnson Norma Starkey
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Joanna Higson Maxine Donnelly
Ben Batt Joe Pritchard
Louis Kissaun Danny
Guest cast
Joanna Swain Ruby
Writing team
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Paul Tomalin Script Editor
Malcolm Campbell 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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