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 9

Carl and Chesney's attempt to outrun their troubles lead them to discover the grass isn't always greener, even in Wales.

Further details

Shameless. Image shows from L to R: Carl Gallagher (Elliott Tittensor), Hazel (Niky Wardley), Chesney Karib (Qasim Akhtar). Copyright: Company Pictures.

Stranded on a farm whilst on the run, Carl and Chesney are offered sanctuary by a mysterious woman, Hazel. Both wholeheartedly embrace the hospitality but things soon turn sour when news reaches them that they are now prime suspects for Bonehead's murder. Back in Chatsworth, Liam and Maxine seem to be the only ones concerned by their disappearance which forces Ian to confront Jimmy, the real murderer, to get the truth.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th March 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
    Pauline McLynn Libby Croker
    Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
    Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
    Guest cast
    Dave Atkins (as David Atkins) Jimmy
    Ellie Paskell Sammy
    Niky Wardley Hazel
    Judith Barker Florence
    Colin Parry Felix
    Writing team
    Jimmy Dowdall 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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