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

Shameless

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 15

During his birthday celebrations, Joe receives tragic news of his father's death. The painful realisation that 'life's too short' fuels his determination to start a new life with Karen.

Further details

Shameless. Copyright: Company Pictures.

Karen is torn but when Joe gives her a taste of how their future could be she sets her sights far away from Chatsworth. Attempting to come clean to Jamie, Karen's confession is derailed when he reveals his own grubby secrets. Emotional deadlock forces Joe into an action that they will all regret for the rest of their lives.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 27th April 2010
Time
11pm
Channel
E4
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Gerard Kearns Ian Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Ciaran Griffiths Mickey Maguire
Aaron McCusker Jamie Maguire
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
Philip Hill-Pearson Bruce Donnelly
Guest cast
Jolene Rathmill WPC Bond
Rupert Young Marc Arlington
Brad Howard Ste
Writing team
Ian Kershaw Writer
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Production team
Metin Hüseyin 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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