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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 21

Mimi sets Billy a profitable challenge to test his manhood.

Further details

Mimi might wear the trousers in the family, but it's time Billy pulled his weight, so Mimi sets a profitable challenge to test his manhood. Micky channels his' inner drama queen' at the community service with a difference.

Ray's skill with numbers does not go unnoticed by Micky, and a trip to the casino seems on the cards. But Ray's only got one thing on his mind, and it's not the jackpot!

The community service cast are unhappy with their leader, Michelle and the play. So when Michelle has a timely accident and the centre is shut, Micky takes the lead choosing a festive play and a new Chatsworth location.

Kelly receives some shocking new during rehearsal, but will everything be alright on the night?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 11th 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
    Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
    Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
    Karen Bryson Avril Powell
    Kira Martin Letitia Powell
    Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
    Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
    Guest cast
    Erin Shanagher Michelle
    Samuel Holland Ray
    Genevieve Barr Lise
    Martin Oldfield Council Man
    James Munton Terry
    Jane Cook Self
    Derek Flesher Self
    Joanne Kempley Self
    Emma Langford Self
    Toby Meredith Self
    Lauren Pearcey Self
    Joe Sproulle Self
    Writing team
    Ian Kershaw Writer
    Saskia Abbott Script Editor
    Lee Warburton 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
    David Barrett Editor
    Duncan Howell Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer
    Tim Phillips Composer

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