British Comedy Guide

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

Shameless

Channel 4 and E4 comedy drama. 139 episodes (11 series), 2004 - 2013. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace, Johnny Bennett, Annabelle Apsion 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.

Full synopsis

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

Date
Tuesday 26th January 2010
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes
Ratings
3.2 million viewers (17.40% audience share)

Repeats

  1. Wednesday 27th January 2010 at 11:30pm on C4

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

Video

Shameless Series 7

The trailer for the new series of Shameless.


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