British Comedy Guide

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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 5

A figure from Jamie's past shows up on the estate, looking to call in a favour. Brooksy, or more accurately D.S. Brooks, is currently suspended pending serious charges.

Full synopsis

When Brooksy calls in the debt, Jamie doesn't know if he can go through with it and the safety of his family hangs in the balance.

Aidan avoids school, haunted by nightmares and the knowledge that he did nothing to stop Frasier attacking his school teacher, Lara. But when Frasier turns his attention to Letitia, Aidan feels compelled to act.

Micky faces a life-changing decision when a debt collection goes disastrously wrong, running from an angry guard dog, Micky finds himself trapped in a room with a heavily pregnant woman who goes into labour.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 31st January 2012
Channel 4
60 minutes


  1. Monday 6th February 2012 at 11:10pm on C4
  2. Friday 11th May 2012 at 11:20pm on E4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Karen Bryson Avril Powell
Kira Martin Letitia Powell
Emmanuel Ighodaro Jackson Powell
Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
Kari Corbett Ruby Hepburn
Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
Guest cast
Anthony Aspinall Olly
Josh Bolt Frasier Kane
Rachel Leskovac Lara Heaton
Steve Evets Brooksy
Shaun Mason Stuart
Beverly Rudd Liz
Anthony Crank Phil
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Jimmy Dowdall Writer
Ben Newman Script Editor
Loren McLaughlan Script Editor
Production team
Andy McDonnell 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
Russell Beeden Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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