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 2

The Maguire clan is fully mobilised for the christening of its newest member - baby Connor, with Mimi pulling all the strings.

Further details

Shameless. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Maguire (Aaron McCusker), Karen Maguire (Rebecca Atkinson). Copyright: Company Pictures.

Mimi's first act, reallocating godmother duties, leaves now ex-godmother Kelly devastated. Shane is stuck in the unenviable position of being forced to take sides between Kelly's need for acceptance and his mum's pursuit of respectability. Kelly demands he permanently cut the apron strings if their relationship is to last.

Patrick's attempt to get involved in the family celebration is derailed by his own personal credit crunch. Papering over the cracks in his relationships Patrick tries to press-gang Shane and Jamie into his new plan for the family business. Whilst the lads turn him down an eager Micky is overlooked. Feeling ever more isolated, a fatal mistake by Patrick means Micky must come to his rescue. At his lowest ebb, Patrick takes the Christening opportunity to cleanse his own soul in front of the astonished family.

Meanwhile Karen's spending is burdening her and Jamie under a mountain of debt whilst her affair with Joe threatens to spiral out of control. At the Gallagher's; Carl's experiment in the bedroom shocks Maxine into retaliatory

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th January 2010
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
Sally Carman Kelly-Marie Ball
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Joanna Higson Maxine Donnelly
Ben Batt Joe Pritchard
Guest cast
Jonathan Lewis Owen Ady
Sam Walker Dillon
Colin David Jackson Sean
Cian Barry Father Ryan
Writing team
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Emma Taylor Writer
Production team
David Threlfall Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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