The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
362 ( 27)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



11   10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   … See all »
2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   … See all »
11 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
Rebecca Atkinson ...
 Karen Maguire / ... 129 episodes, 2004-2013
Alice Barry ...
 Lillian Tyler / ... 118 episodes, 2004-2013
Nicky Evans ...
 Shane Maguire 114 episodes, 2006-2013
Tina Malone ...
 Mimi Maguire / ... 111 episodes, 2005-2013
...
 Carl Gallagher / ... 109 episodes, 2004-2013
...
 Jamie Maguire 108 episodes, 2007-2013
...
 Kelly Maguire / ... 85 episodes, 2005-2013
Qasim Akhtar ...
 Chesney Karib 85 episodes, 2007-2013
Ciaran Griffiths ...
 Micky Maguire / ... 84 episodes, 2007-2012
...
...
Johnny Bennett ...
 Liam Gallagher / ... 62 episodes, 2006-2011
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Besramnici  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of Frank was originally given to Sean Gallagher, but then it was thought he was too young to play the character. It cost makers Company Pictures £100,000 to re-shoot the scenes already filmed with David Threlfall as a replacement. See more »

Quotes

Frank Gallagher: Now, nobody's sayin the Chatsworth Estate is the Garden of Eden, but it's been a good home to us, to me - Frank GALLAGHER - and me kids, who im proud of! 'Cause every single one of them reminds me a little... of me. They can all think for themselves! Which they've me to thank for. Fiona! Who's a massive help. Lip, who's a bit of a gobshite, which is why nobody calls him 'Philip' anymore. Ian - a lot like his mam which is handy for the others 'cause she's disappeared into thin air. And Carl! We ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #24.1 (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
This is what TV is about........
8 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Shameless" began a couple of nights ago on SBS TV - supposedly an ethnic channel (are Mancunian's ethnic, then??) - in Australia, with no warning, no fanfare. I was blown fair out of my chair by this show, and possibly appreciated it all the more because I had no expectations, although once I noted Paul Abbott's name under 'writer' I knew I was in for something special. His scripts for 'Clocking Off' and 'Linda Green' were, like 'Shameless', both sharp and original. Dialogue is quick and relevant, characters are drawn immediately, and altogether the script treats the viewer as an intelligent participant in the hilarious, and often poignant, exploits of the Gallagher family. Dad Gallagher, always a bit the worse for wear on drugs or alcohol (or both) is raging around the room talking rubbish, and Fiona, eldest child, explains to her posh boyfriend that her Dad's ecstasy dealer is a schizophrenic, like that explains everything. Perhaps it does...... If you get the chance to see this, then don't miss it.


24 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 49 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

The Most Anticipated Shows of 2018

"The IMDb Show" looks ahead at some of the most compelling new shows in 2018. Plus, we challenge "This Is Us" star Chris Sullivan to guess the actors behind their movie makeup.

Watch now