British Comedy Guide

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 9, Episode 7

Everyone is seriously concerned about Kelly. While Marty is still grieving the loss of the baby, Kelly is punishing herself physically and mentally and fast losing control.

Full synopsis

Marty's intervention is futile and Kelly ends up in a critical state. Across the bar, eyeing newly arrived Ruby, Karen and Dom get into a debate about the sexual and personal morals of young women today. Karen champions empowerment, but Dom's assessment of the female nature unsettles her.

Karen shocks herself by agreeing to the terms of a bet that involves Dom bedding Ruby and potentially Karen too. And Avril becomes concerned when she clocks her colleague Calum dispensing incorrect medication at the pharmacy.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th February 2012
Channel 4
60 minutes


  1. Tuesday 21st February 2012 at 12:15am on C4
  2. Friday 25th May 2012 at 10:40pm on E4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane 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
Angeline Ball Gloria Meak
Stephen Lord Dominic Meak
Kari Corbett Ruby Hepburn
Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
Guest cast
Jamie Davis Calum
Wendy Patterson Annie
Writing team
Ed McCardie Writer
Karen Laws Writer
Loren McLaughlan Script Editor
Production team
Tim Whitby Director
Jean Holdsworth Series Producer
Ed McCardie Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
Ben Drury Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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