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
    Russell Beeden Editor
    Duncan Howell Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer
    Tim Phillips Composer

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