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 4

Karen and Connor return hoping to start afresh, but on a routine visit to her psychiatric hospital Karen is shocked to discover Frank, who seems vulnerable and confused.

Further details

Shameless. Image shows from L to R: John Cromer (Paul Warriner), Sita Desai (Aysha Kala). Copyright: Company Pictures.

Frank's odyssey comes to an end when he finally faces his deepest self and the sobering truth of his feelings for Libby.

Sita is distraught when she fails her exams, but the offer of help from her lecturer Cromer comes with conditions. Motivated by lust, Carl steps in to help.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th January 2011
Channel 4
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
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Aysha Kala Sita Desai
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Guest cast
Paul Warriner John Cromer
Sebastian Shaw Frank Double
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Saskia Abbott Script Editor
Production team
Metin Hüseyin Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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