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 12

Mimi is surprised when her brother Bobbi turns up to announce he's soon to become her sister!

Further details

Micky steps in to help Mimi and Bobbi come to terms with their differences. But, Micky soon realises bringing the two closer together may have been a big mistake.

Jackson gets involved with a local political party with some extreme right wing ideals in order to expose them as fascists, but Avril's concerns become apparent when Jackson's actions put his family and Chesney in danger.

Meanwhile, Shane's new clamping business causes mayhem, and the wrath of Jamie, who falls victim to the scheme. Micky tries to keep the peace between his feuding brothers, but he's in an impossible situation.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 22nd February 2011
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Threlfall Frank 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
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Guest cast
Sam Hazeldine Mark
Carl Rice Bobbi
Writing team
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Darren Fairhurst Writer
Production team
Paul Norton Walker Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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