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 9

Mimi is suffering from insomnia and soon real life and dreams begin to merge when she becomes consumed with paranoia and ghosts.

Further details

Lillian with Bonnie the new girl at the brothel and Kelly. Copyright: Company Pictures.

When Cilla ends up in hospital, Mimi accuses Shane and Kelly of trying to kill her. It takes an angelic face from the past to help her overcome her insomnia and reconnect with her daughter.

Meanwhile, Shane and Kelly are literally out in the cold. Bonnie, the new girl at the brothel proves a hit when her innovative ideas to improve the business are a success.

Lillian is so taken by Bonnie that a special mother daughter bond is forged, but Kelly smells a rat.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st February 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
Samantha Siddall Mandy 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
Rosamund Hanson Bonnie Tyler
Writing team
Saskia Abbott Script Editor
Frank Rickarby Writer
Production team
Andy McDonnell Director
Lawrence Till Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer

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