British Comedy Guide

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

Shameless

Channel 4 and E4 comedy drama. 139 episodes (11 series), 2004 - 2013. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace, Johnny Bennett, Annabelle Apsion and others.

Series 8, Episode 1

Everyone is talking about Libby and Frank's forthcoming wedding, but the nuptial plans are thrown into chaos at Frank's stag do - all dignity is lost and so is Frank when a close encounter sees him abducted!

Full synopsis

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

Meanwhile, months after Mimi unexpectedly gave birth, everyone wants to know who's the daddy? Mimi is determined to discover the identity of Cilla's father and sets off on a secret mission.

Newcomers Avril, Jackson and daughter Letitia Powell have firmly settled themselves within the community and Avril volunteers to host Libby's hen night, but celebrations are brought to a halt when disaster strikes for one of the Maguires.

Karen returns but Jamie is unsure of her motives. Chesney's cousin Sita causes quite a stir especially with Carl Gallagher.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 10th January 2011
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes
Ratings
4.49 million viewers (21.00% audience share)

Repeats

  1. Saturday 15th January 2011 at 11:10pm on C4
  2. Thursday 24th March 2011 at 11:00pm on E4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher
Johnny Bennett Liam Gallagher
Annabelle Apsion Monica 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
Pauline McLynn Libby Croker
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Karen Bryson Avril Powell
Kira Martin Letitia Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Aysha Kala Sita Desai
Guest cast
Garry Stanley Stevie
Jordan Jessup Phil
Daniel Wallace Chrissy
Amelia Bullmore Mildred Fletcher
Julian Gorman Barman
Writing team
Tom Higgins Writer
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Production team
Dominic Leclerc Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
David Barrett Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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