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 7, Episode 1

It's Frank's 50th and Liam has the dubious honour of sharing the auspicious day with him on his 11th birthday. Uncharacteristically, Frank snubs the chance of a party, and instead opts to dwell in his own lonely loveless existence until... Libby, a local librarian literally falls into his life.

Further details

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

Frank Gallagher hits the big 5-0, which only serves to depress him - until he meets local librarian Libby. Libby's passion for romantic literature wakes in Frank something that has been dormant for so long... and then he meets her mother Patty who might just put a spanner in the works.

Eight months on from the tragic loss of Mandy, the Maguire family prepare to welcome a new addition to the clan, a baby son for Karen and Jamie Maguire.

With Christenings, riots, salsa, school reunions, sibling rivalry, shoot outs, cross dressing, weddings, gigolos and messages from beyond the grave... the wonderful, inimitable world of Shameless is back.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th January 2010
Channel 4
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
    Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
    Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
    Johnny Bennett Liam 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
    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
    Pauline McLynn Libby Croker
    Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
    Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
    Guest cast
    Edna Doré Nin
    Anthony Grundy Cop
    Writing team
    Tom Higgins Writer
    Kevin Erlis Script Editor
    Production team
    David Threlfall Director
    Lawrence Till 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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