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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