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 10

Micky pines for somebody to love so when the opportunity arises for him to adopt a cat it becomes the perfect outlet for his paternal urges.

Further details

Shameless. Mickey Maguire (Ciaran Griffiths). Copyright: Company Pictures.

When the cat is diagnosed with AIDS Micky turns to HIV positive Lulu, rather than his bigoted family, for help.

Meanwhile Chesney is away and Bradford is in charge of the shop, much to Sita's irritation. The pair argue, but finally reach a new level of understanding and respect.

Sita helps Carl with a new job for the Maguires, unaware it's not legitimate. The police are soon involved and the fugitives are on the run. Will this be the beginning or the end of their relationship? And Mimi's knickers have been taken off her washing line, causing widespread panic among the women of Chatsworth.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th February 2011
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Elliott Tittensor Carl 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
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Guest cast
Rosamund Hanson Bonnie Tyler
Alan Williams Lulu
Jonathan Ojinnaka Man
Steve Garti Colin
Writing team
Tom Higgins Writer
Saskia Abbott Script Editor
Production team
Lawrence Till Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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