Shameless. Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). Copyright: Company Pictures.

Shameless

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 7

Kelly and Shane need all the help they can get when their new fantasy-kidnap business lands them in trouble and sparks a police investigation.

Further details

Shameless. Chesney Karib (Qasim Akhtar). Copyright: Company Pictures.

Meanwhile, Sita is forced to take drastic action when she discovers that Chesney's new Muslim driving school venture is a ruse for wild parties and is draining the shop of profits, but her actions have far-reaching consequences.

Elsewhere, Mimi, Patty and Lillian go into battle over their bingo winnings.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 18th January 2011
Time
11:05pm
Channel
E4
Length
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
Kira Martin Letitia Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Aysha Kala Sita Desai
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Guest cast
Pooky Quesnel Sandra Brown
Writing team
Jimmy Dowdall Writer
Kevin Erlis Script Editor
Production team
Paul Norton Walker 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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