Shameless. Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). Copyright: Company Pictures


  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / E4
  • 2004 - 2013
  • 139 episodes (11 series)

Comedy drama set in a fictional housing estate in Manchester which follows the dysfunctional Gallagher family and their neighbours. Stars David Threlfall, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Luke Tittensor, Joseph Furnace and more.

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Series 9, Episode 9

Chesney arrives home from hospital to find his cousin Toof waiting for him.

Further details

Sent as Grandad's emissary, Toof has come to negotiate Chesney's future. But when he reveals his plan to shut the shop and take Chesney back to Bradford, Chesney refuses. The shop has been a prison to him for years, and it's time to strike out on his own and live life to the full. Toof tries to prove that Grandad's way is for Chesney's own good, while Patty persuades him to fight for the shop and see it as a springboard for the future. Taking Chesney home with him, Toof shows him what the future could hold - nice house, car, wife - but Chesney knows it all comes at a price: to be forever under the cosh of Grandad. At the brothel, business is going well, but the girls need time off and Lillian has to find new staff.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th February 2012
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 6th March 2012 1:10am C4

Cast & crew

David Threlfall Frank Gallagher
Tina Malone Mimi Maguire
Rebecca Atkinson Karen Maguire
Nicky Evans Shane Maguire
Aaron McCusker Jamie Maguire
Sally Carman Kelly
Alice Barry Lillian Tyler
Jack Deam Marty Fisher
Qasim Akhtar Chesney Karib
Valerie Lilley Patty Croker
Karen Bryson Avril 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
Guest cast
Ronny Jhutti Toof
Faye Jenelle Wendy
Daniel Walsh Buyer
Jenny Hayes Cat Woman
Writing team
Tom Higgins Writer
Loren McLaughlan Script Editor
Amy Roberts Script Editor
Production team
Paul Cotter Director
Jean Holdsworth Series Producer
Ed McCardie Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
David Threlfall Executive Producer
Jim Hampton Editor
Duncan Howell Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Tim Phillips Composer

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