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 17

A new gang has rolled into Chatsworth with an unlikely mission - to save the souls of the community.

Further details

Shameless. Copyright: Company Pictures.

A new gang has rolled into Chatsworth with an unlikely mission - to save the souls of the community. Jesus O'Toole leads the group and seems to know too much about certain residents... who is his informant? Jesus divides opinion on the estate.

Aidan is certainly open to the possibilities that religion might bring, but love soon turns to hate when local businesses are picketed.

An explosion on the Maguire's turf sees the family prepare for revenge. Kelly is attacked by a stranger in a balaclava. A familiar face is on the run, but given his track record help isn't in abundance until Kelly comes to his rescue in several ways, making Shane green with envy.

And a former resident returns, spiritually born again it's Patty. Missing Libby she turns to the only person who might know of her whereabouts - Frank.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th September 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
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Karen Bryson Avril Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Guest cast
William Ash Jesus O'Toole
Shannon Flynn Grace
Writing team
Tom Higgins Writer
Saskia Abbott Script Editor
Lee Warburton Script Editor
Production team
Paul Unwin Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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