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


  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / E4
  • 2004 - 2013
  • 139 episodes (11 series)

Comedy drama set in a fictional housing estate in Manchester which follows the dysfunctional Gallagher family and their neighbours. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace and more.

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Series 7, Episode 12

In an attempt to build confidence Ian joins the local boxing club and quickly strikes up a friendship with its aging owner and trainer, Jock.

Further details

Shameless. Mickey Maguire (Ciaran Griffiths). Copyright: Company Pictures

When the boxing club faces closure due to Jock's debt with Patrick Maguire, Ian enlists Maxine, Carl and Chesney to help raise the money. However, it soon becomes clear to Ian that he's stumbled into a hornet's nest of unfinished business that exposes the true nature of Patrick and Jock's relationship.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th April 2010
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 7th April 2010 10:00pm C4
Tuesday 13th April 2010 10:00pm C4

Cast & crew

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
Sally Carman Kelly
Joanna Higson Maxine Donnelly
Ben Batt Joe Pritchard
Pauline McLynn Libby Croker
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Philip Hill-Pearson Bruce Donnelly
Guest cast
Analicia Ryan Lisa
Ryan Longbottom Dean
Tom Georgeson Jock
Ricky Hatton Self
Writing team
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Malcolm Campbell Writer
Production team
Lawrence Till Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
Tim Porter Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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