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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 9, Episode 4

During a lads' night out, Micky is the victim of a gay bashing, leaving him mentally and physically scarred.

Further details

On a lads' night out, Micky slopes away from the rest of the Chatsworth troop, looking for love in all the wrong places. He hooks up with Gav and just when it's getting steamy, Gav turns on Micky, subjecting him to a savage attack. The attack leaves Micky hurt, and mentally shaken. The situation is not easy for Micky - as well as pulling off convincing lies to the family over what happened, and keeping their blood-lust at bay, he has to carry on with the day job. Carl is his sole confidante, pushing Micky to track down his attacker. As Micky's outrage grows, he seeks out Gav and follows him home, intent on revenge...

On the same night out, Carl falls for a beautiful girl, Clem - she's sharp, funny, and sexy as hell. He's a lucky lad - especially when she suggests he spend the night at her place. As Carl heads off to tell his mates, Clem slides herself over and into her wheel-chair. He hadn't realised and it's a big test and decision for Carl, who... bolts, runs out on her and wakes in the arms of some unworthy skank. But Carl can't get Clem out of his head.

Meanwhile, Aidan is having trouble at school, having fallen in with a group of older mates. Aidan looks up to older lad Frasier as a man of the world, listens to his skewed advice on life. Hanging around on the Chatsworth one night, drinking, messing about, one of Aidan's teachers passes. Frasier follows her, jeering, taunting, gets in her face - but it goes too far and events spiral out of control.

At the Maguire house, Ruby Hepburn arrives - Ruby is the 22 year old niece of Mimi - a sexy, spunky, and a constant challenge - it's "all about me" for Ruby. But she's a fractured individual; and has arrived on the Chatsworth with a point to prove to her extended family.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th January 2012
Channel 4
60 minutes


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    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
    Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
    Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
    Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
    Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
    Angeline Ball Gloria Meak
    Kari Corbett Ruby Hepburn
    Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
    Guest cast
    Nathan McMullen Angel
    Amy Beth Hayes Clem
    Kim Southwick Pastel
    Steven Helliwell Gavin Todd
    Philip Broadbent Paramedic
    Anthony Aspinall Olly
    Josh Bolt Frasier Kane
    Rachel Leskovac Lara Heaton
    Writing team
    Ed McCardie Writer
    Jonathan Harvey Writer
    Ben Newman Script Editor
    Loren McLaughlan Script Editor
    Production team
    Luke Watson Director
    Jean Holdsworth Series Producer
    Ed McCardie Producer
    George Faber Executive Producer
    Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
    Paul Abbott Executive Producer
    David Threlfall Executive Producer
    Claire Ingham Executive Producer
    Sam Williams Editor
    Duncan Howell Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer
    Tim Phillips Composer

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