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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 9, Episode 8

Times are hard and Marty and his apprentice Aidan attempt to redirect a power line to the Gallagher house to get free electricity. The plan goes disastrously wrong and a power cut plunges the whole estate into darkness.

Further details

An air of menace builds on the streets and people retreat indoors. But the girls gather at the Maguire house and as the drink starts to flow, hidden truths emerge.

Jamie agrees to a lock-in for the guys at the Jockey, where Frank accepts the challenge to re-enact The Hare and the Tortoise, but loses something valuable in the process.

Chesney protects the shop from lawlessness, but pushes himself too far in the process, while Marty, charged up by having half a million volts pass through him, believes he's been spared for a purpose.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 21st February 2012
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

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    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
    Robbie Conway Aiden Croker
    Angeline Ball Gloria Meak
    Stephen Lord Dominic Meak
    Kari Corbett Ruby Hepburn
    Michael Taylor Billy Tutton
    Writing team
    Ed McCardie Writer
    Loren McLaughlan Script Editor
    Amy Roberts Script Editor
    Production team
    David Threlfall Director
    Jean Holdsworth Series Producer
    Ed McCardie Producer
    George Faber Executive Producer
    Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
    Paul Abbott Executive Producer
    David Threlfall Executive Producer
    Russell Beeden Editor
    Duncan Howell Production Designer
    Murray Gold Composer
    Tim Phillips Composer

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