Shameless (2004– )

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 Frank Gallagher / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2013)
Rebecca Atkinson ...
 Karen Maguire / ... (129 episodes, 2004-2013)
Alice Barry ...
 Lillian Tyler / ... (118 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Shane Maguire (114 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Mimi Maguire / ... (111 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jamie Maguire (108 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Kelly Maguire / ... (85 episodes, 2005-2013)
Qasim Akhtar ...
 Chesney Karib (85 episodes, 2007-2013)
Ciaran Griffiths ...
 Micky Maguire / ... (84 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Ian Gallagher / ... (80 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Debbie Gallagher (65 episodes, 2004-2009)
Johnny Bennett ...
 Liam Gallagher / ... (62 episodes, 2006-2011)
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The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad who falls for Fiona, the oldest sibling, and increasingly finds himself drawn to this unconventional and unique family. Anarchic family life seen through the eyes of an exceptionally bright fifteen year old, who struggles to come of age in the context of his belligerent father, closeted brother, psychotic sister and internet porn star neighbors. Written by Company Pictures (website)

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David Threlfall appeared in all but three of the 139 episodes. See more »

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Carol: [Debbie has accidentally burnt Carl's anus while they were lighting farts] You're lucky the house didn't go up, rubbish he eats.
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22 February 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I love television. Watched it since the late '50's and enjoyed everything, even if I hated myself for enjoying it. However, there are shows that stand out and Shameless is one of them. I think that Alan Clark produced some of the best drama on British TV, even including Ken Loach and Dennis Potter. On comedy, the UK has birthed or succoured a comprehensive list of talented writers that Greece was not ancient enough to pre-empt. Shameless is brilliant. It is Ken Loach and Ian Pattison (Rab C Nesbit) in concert, it is Dennis Potter and the Pythons. David Threlfell plays Frank Gallagher, a wastrel philosopher whose genes will inherit the earth. His family are an absorbing, entertaining, sensitive magnet for our attention and affection. They are challenging and rude, but I'd live there, it is urban Manchester and welcoming. Forget the comedy for a minute and I'm most reminded of Alan Clark's 'Road'. Threlfell and Maxine Peake ( the best in ' dinnerladies ') are like Dudegeon and Horrocks. They provide adult acting and the rest of the cast are not far behind. If you do nothing else on a Saturday night, buy this DVD. It will brighten up your life.


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