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 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!

Further details

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

Monday 10th January 2011
Channel 4
60 minutes


    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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