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 20

Marty needs a job fast and turns to crime to tide him over, but he's not a smooth criminal, and using items borrowed from the Maguires wasn't the smartest plan.

Further details

Kelly learns that there's a price on Marty's head, but surely Shane won't grass...

Elsewhere, Billy is standing up for his rights as a father, he wants to give Cilla her second name. Mimi is reluctant, but offers him an ultimatum: to join her side, and she doesn't mean footy teams!

Billy is eager to please, but his devotion to Father Craig is rubbing Mimi up the wrong way. And Mickey's flat has been raided by the police.

Shane confronts Marty about a dirty secret he left behind in Spain and when Marty hears the sirens he runs. Kelly is heartbroken when she's told the truth, but who will she believe?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th October 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
Kira Martin Letitia Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
Guest cast
Joe Simpson Cop
Nick Moss Father Craig
Darryl Clark Jonno
Writing team
Tom Higgins Writer
Saskia Abbott Script Editor
Lee Warburton Script Editor
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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