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Episodes cast for
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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Year: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Episode #1.1

13 January 2004
On a night out, Fiona encounters thief-chaser and handsome stranger Steve. Using Karen, Lip proceeds to perform a test on his brother's sexuality.

Season 1, Episode 2: Episode #1.2

20 January 2004
Frank disappears after having a fight with Ian, but his family grow very concerned when he doesn't return home.

Season 1, Episode 3: Episode #1.3

27 January 2004
An uninterested Kev lies to an attracted customer that he's marrying his girlfriend, but a drunken Frank overhears and broadcasts it to the pub.

Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4

3 February 2004
Debbie brings a wondering infant back to her house, but her family must conduct a plan to return him to his parents who believe he's been kidnapped.

Season 1, Episode 5: Episode #1.5

10 February 2004
Frank takes Karen out for some driving lessons, whilst Ian and Kash take steps to ensure their relationship stays secret.

Season 1, Episode 6: Episode #1.6

17 February 2004
Debt predators vulture around the Gallaghers, but Frank has something else on his mind - a plan to get his hands on maintenance from his estranged wife and mother of their children.

Season 1, Episode 7: Episode #1.7

24 February 2004
As the housing officer and bailiffs continue to plague the Gallaghers, Frank feels the pressure and must deal with it.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 0: Episode #2.0

23 December 2004
The Gallagher family celebrate Christmas 2004, bringing mayhem and death to the Chatsworth estate.

Season 2, Episode 1: Episode #2.1

4 January 2005
Frank's father arrives at the Gallagher's, much to his displeasure, whilst Veronica feels threatened by Karen's presence when she begins working at the pub.

Season 2, Episode 2: Episode #2.2

11 January 2005
After Frank remembers to tell Kev and Veronica about a phone call, it emerges the couple are receiving a trial adoption.

Season 2, Episode 3: Episode #2.3

18 January 2005
The council arrange a competition in encouraging people to maintain their properties better.

Season 2, Episode 4: Episode #2.4

25 January 2005
As Fiona and Steve organize their wedding, his car is stolen and he's desperate to retrieve it.

Season 2, Episode 5: Episode #2.5

1 February 2005
Sheila asks Lip to water plants for a neighbor who's on holiday, but the place ends up burgled and he's wrongly accused and arrested.

Season 2, Episode 6: Episode #2.6

8 February 2005
Mandy becomes pregnant. However, as she is continually pretending to be Ian's girlfriend to hide the fact that he's gay, the Maguires threaten him with castration if he doesn't marry their girl.

Season 2, Episode 7: Episode #2.7

15 February 2005
To her horror, Fiona encounters someone from her school days, who's not only a social worker, but engaged to a man she slept with.

Anne-Marie Duff ... Fiona

David Threlfall ... Frank Gallagher
Jody Latham ... Lip

Gerard Kearns ... Ian
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Kev Ball

Maxine Peake ... Veronica

Jack Deam ... Marty
Marjorie Yates ... Carol

Maggie O'Neill ... Sheila Jackson

Rebecca Ryan ... Debbie Gallagher

Elliott Tittensor ... Carl
Joseph Furnace ... Liam

Chris Bisson ... Kash (as Christopher Bisson)
Kelli Hollis ... Yvonne
Lindsey Dawson ... Jez
Brana Bajic ... Lena
Tara Moran ... Katrina Webb
Ryan Pope ... Joey Dawson
Daryl Fishwick ... Maureen Hale (as Darryl Fishwick)
John Donnelly ... Ryan
Amanda Fairclough ... Health Visitor
Rachael Hayden ... Junior Doctor (as Rachel Hayden)

Season 2, Episode 8: Episode #2.8

22 February 2005
After hitting his mouth on Kash's shop door, Frank takes the advice of a nearby accident-salesman and files a claim, much to the anger of the estate residents. Meanwhile, Fiona tells Veronica that she's pregnant with Craig's child.

Season 2, Episode 9: Episode #2.9

1 March 2005
Debbie is set to help Marty as his court date nears, whilst Kev's sister Kelly reappears, much to the displeasure of Veronica.

Season 2, Episode 10: Episode #2.10

8 March 2005
Steve unexpectedly returns, but Fiona doesn't want to know. Elsewhere, Kash is running for Chatsworth's Councillor against dirty-dealing Bernie Creme, whilst Lillian's husband is killed in an accident.

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Episode #3.1

3 January 2006
After Liam denounces religion in school, Debbie has to act quick when the teachers want a home-visit.

Season 3, Episode 2: Episode #3.2

10 January 2006
Lip and Ian make new friends. Elsewhere, Kev's sister starts lodging at Sheila and Frank's, whilst Marty starts work as a handyman.

Season 3, Episode 3: Episode #3.3

17 January 2006
A heavily pregnant Mandy is knocked aside during a purse robbery at Kash's shop and gives birth to Lip's baby, but her family forbid contact. Elsewhere, Kev is given a racing tip not to be shared with anyone else.

Season 3, Episode 4: Episode #3.4

24 January 2006
When Carol discovers that Lillian slept with her husband years ago, she takes revenge by reporting her as a benefit cheat. Meanwhile, a lustful Carl attempts to take advantage of a complicated love triangle involving Lip.

David Threlfall ... Frank

Maggie O'Neill ... Sheila Jackson
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Kev

Maxine Peake ... Veronica

Jack Deam ... Marty

Gillian Kearney ... Sue
Marjorie Yates ... Carol

Gerard Kearns ... Ian
Jody Latham ... Lip

Rebecca Ryan ... Debbie Gallagher

Elliott Tittensor ... Carl
Johnny Bennett ... Liam
Lindsey Dawson ... Jez
Samantha Siddall ... Mandy
Alice Barry ... Lillian

Anthony Flanagan ... Tony
Rebecca Atkinson ... Karen
Emily Fleeshman ... Emily Lawson

Katy Cavanagh ... Shirley Lawson

Graeme Hawley ... Troy Lawson
Toby Hadoke ... Manager

Rob James-Collier ... Stud (as Rob Collier)
Denise Kennedy ... Gaynor Pierce

Andrew Sheridan ... Nick Anastasiou
Sarah Parks ... Welfare Officer
Dystin Johnson ... Norma Starkey (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 5: Episode #3.5

31 January 2006
As Kev grieves for his mother on his birthday, his wife returns after being released from prison.

Season 3, Episode 6: Episode #3.6

7 February 2006
The Gallagher clan are pleased when Carl starts bringing money into the household, but his mini-enterprise is at the wrath of the Maguires, just as Lip tries to maintain his relationship with Mandy.

Season 3, Episode 7: Episode #3.7

14 February 2006
Debbie becomes friends with a popular girl her own age, but realizes what she's been missing out on and goes on strike. Meanwhile, Frank becomes a medical guinea pig.

Season 3, Episode 8: Episode #3.8

21 February 2006
The day of Frank's wedding to Sheila draws near, but he begins to get cold feet when he learns the fate of her first husband, Sheldon.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: Episode #4.1

9 January 2007
As Lip turns 18, the Maguires expect more of him. Meanwhile, as the Gallaghers witness Kev and Veronica being arrested abroad for illegal baby adoption, their estranged mother Monica, returns.

Season 4, Episode 2: Episode #4.2

16 January 2007
Sheila fears that Monica will destroy her marriage with Frank. Meanwhile, a Maguire son is released from prison.

Season 4, Episode 3: Episode #4.3

23 January 2007
Monica manages to claw onto Frank and has to choose between her and Sheila. Elsewhere, Lip, Ian and Carl organize a garden sale.

Season 4, Episode 4: Episode #4.4

30 January 2007
Ian literally runs into a girl called Anna,who asks his help as she has stolen a case containing thousands of pounds worth of scratch cards from the Maguires and he hides her at his house. Hearing that not only is her son Fergal dead but that her brother has been electrocuted Mimi feels her family is cursed and hopes Mandy might marry Lip but,after Ian has helped Anna escape,relations between the Maguires and Gallaghers are strained. For the Karibs business is so bad that Kash fakes his own death for the insurance.

Season 4, Episode 5: Episode #4.5

6 February 2007
Learning that Sheila is selling her house Frank returns home. Debbie starts dating neighbour Luke Newman at Monica's suggestion but when he hears that Luke's parents are Catholics Frank sets out to end the relationship. Micky tries to get closer to Ian but his advances are rejected when Ian learns about Micky's unusual relationship with his dog. Karen and Jamie get engaged. Mimi is not overly impressed but asks Karen out,leading to her becoming an accomplice on a raid.

Season 4, Episode 6: Episode #4.6

13 February 2007
New policewoman Carrie Rogers arrives,determined to arrest the Gallaghers at any cost. Carl plans Monica's birthday surprise but is surprised when he catches her with Norma whilst Shane employs Frank to sell Es from an ice cream van. Kelly,finding the Maguires too controlling,calls off her engagement to Jamie but when the family kidnaps her to make her change her mind he rescues her,telling her he will disown them for her if they marry. She accepts his offer.

Season 4, Episode 7: Episode #4.7

20 February 2007
Hearing that Norma has a wad of cash Frank sneaks into her camper van to steal it but wakes her up. She plans to charge him with attempted rape but agrees to back down if she pays him to disappear. However Monica persuades her to drop the charges. Lip is enchanted by the dusky Nadia until Ian points out to him that Nadia is actually a transvestite whilst an explosion rocks the estate - Paddy mixing the Semtex his cousins asked him to mind for them.

Season 4, Episode 8: Episode #4.8

27 February 2007
Monica has to choose between Norma,who pretends she is going to America in her newly decorated van or Frank but opts for Frank when she sees he has money. Karen finds out that Jamie killed those responsible for the death of his brother Fergal and fears that he only proposed to her to give himself an alibi but changes her mind when she sees a tape of Jamie's confession which he gives her to do as she will with it and they are married.

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1: Episode #5.1

1 January 2008
Frank ends up in hospital after mistaking an electrical generator for a toilet and is told his life style is catching up with him. Lip returns from university but Alex,his girlfriend there,has followed him home,ending his relationship with Mandy. Karen takes over the Jockey and Lillian opens a brothel.

Season 5, Episode 2: Episode #5.2

8 January 2008
A visit from an old acquaintance helps Mimi realize some home truths. Carl is furious when Ian starts dating his teacher.

Season 5, Episode 3: Episode #5.3

15 January 2008
Monica believes she might be pregnant and is the only family member to be disappointed when the test proves to be negative. The Jockey is robbed on the eve of Mimi's birthday and the Maguires set out to replace the stolen furniture though Karen is more concerned for the pub's future after a visit by a man from the brewery. Community policeman Stan starts dating shop keeper Yvonne Karib.

Season 5, Episode 4: Episode #5.4

22 January 2008
Frank puts it about that he has won the Lottery - but only so that people will buy him drinks to keep in with him. However Debbie knows that he hasn't even bought a ticket and arranges a 'kidnapping' of Liam for ransom money from his winnings to expose the truth. Karen's marriage is on the line after Ian admits to Jamie her fling with Frank.

Season 5, Episode 5: Episode #5.5

29 January 2008
With the council dishing out initiative grants Debbie invests in hens and potatoes to supply the estate with free egg and chips. Shane meets a desirable woman but gets a shock when they go back to Lillian's and,whilst Yvonne encounters trouble from a girl gang,Stan accidentally runs a woman over. After his admitting that he should be wearing glasses Carrie agrees to take the rap to save his job - until the woman threatens to sue.

Season 5, Episode 6: Episode #5.6

5 February 2008
When Monica finds out that she is pregnant, Liam,envisaging being roped in to change nappies,leaves home. Baby Katie eats an E tablet which she mistakes for a sweet and Frank is blamed for leaving it around. The family throw him out and he joins Liam on the streets. Paddy pays Kelly,Kev's sister and Shane's new girlfriend,to leave the estate for reasons of his own.

Season 5, Episode 7: Episode #5.7

12 February 2008
Following a gas leak at the Gallaghers sexy fireman Sean is in attendance and both Ian and Mandy are out to get into his pants. Eventually it's Ian whose suspicions that Sean is gay are proved right and a relationship seems on the cards until it turns out that the boys are half-brothers and Ian becomes aware of his biological father. Frank ends up in a wheelchair after another binge and Carl starts dating the mother of a girl he went out with at school.

Season 5, Episode 8: Episode #5.8

19 February 2008
Whilst Paddy attempts to blackmail Carrie into being his nark,Debbie,to raise money for a family holiday,takes in two American students, the strait-laced Brandy and her silent brother Barney. Brandy is very religious - but a trip to the Jockey soon has her letting her hair down. Frank thinks he has found love and a new life with antique dealer Rosie,only to find that she will not leave her sick husband. He attempts suicide - in the process saving Lillian from being attacked by a robber she has identified.

Season 5, Episode 9: Episode #5.9

26 February 2008
Monica's mother Joan turns up with Alzheimers and a bag full of pills. Years earlier she had neglected Monica and let her boyfriend abuse the girl. Now,though only half lucid,she begs forgiveness before over-dosing. The Maguire boys plan a party with Mimi and Paddy away and trust to a scam instigated by Carl to finance it,only to find he has outsmarted them. Stan declares his love for Yvonne in the shop.

Season 5, Episode 10: Episode #5.10

4 March 2008
Karen is wary when Jamie's cell-mate Mark turns up and tricks Jamie into abetting a robbery. Fortunately the Maguires pull together to force Mark to tell the truth. With poor GCSE grades Carl feels he is a somebody at last when Paddy encourages him to box,where he does well . Unfortunately his last fight involves taking a dive. Yvonne is shocked when her schoolgirl daughter Meena declares that she is going to Islamabad for an arranged marriage though Meena's auntie Shaza makes her see sense. Shaza also invites Norma out for a drink and at last Norma seems to be over Monica.

Season 5, Episode 11: Episode #5.11

11 March 2008
When Frank snorts three grand's worth of Mimi's drugs she demands payment. Ian robs the till at the Jockey,leading to temporary suspension,but Debbie and Liam's resourcefulness as pushers saves the day. Paddy is caught on CCTV robbing a chemists and enlists the help of his estranged,gay,law-abiding twin Noel to help him out,which he does - at a price. Carrie passes her sergeant's exams but colleague Tom discovers a secret from her past.

Season 5, Episode 12: Episode #5.12

18 March 2008
Stan's efforts to intervene in Yvonne's on-going row with Meena over her arranged marriage do not endear him to the shop-keeper. However,when the shop is subject to an armed robbery and Yvonne is held at gun-point Stan charges to the rescue and is wounded for his pains. Monica considers inducing the birth of her unborn child in order to get it over with whilst Carl,feeling there is little for him on the estate, ponders joining the Army,where at least he should be able to have a variety of sexual conquests.

Season 5, Episode 13: Episode #5.13

25 March 2008
Stan moves in with Yvonne and witnesses her feud with Mimi after catching Chesney,her youngest,with drugs. Chesney decides he prefers the Maguires as his parents,until he ingests an E,whilst Shane becomes Yvonne's pet, working in the shop. Mandy goes on a date with the handsome Dex,only for him to croak after drug-fuelled sex. She and Karen dispose of the body but next day he turns up in the Jockey with no recollection of the night's events.

Season 5, Episode 14: Episode #5.14

1 April 2008
The Maguires are subject to a stake-out,which causes Mimi to lose her rag and lash out at Mickey. As a result she attends an anger management course which makes her too mellow,so that Paddy's profits from his regulars see a sharp decrease. Mandy sets out to help Tom find his birth mother,bringing in an impostor to help,only for him to have tracked down his family himself. In the process Mandy discovers Tom's relationship with Debbie but agrees to keep silent.

Season 5, Episode 15: Episode #5.15

8 April 2008
Whilst Carl gets brewer's droop Ian finds himself oddly attracted to Mandy and Norma wakes up after a drunken night wondering why she is wearing a stranger's jogging pants - though the answer is a let down. Tom and Debbie find a young girl who has been raped and left unconscious and Tom is charged. Debbie is anxious to come forward but Tom forbids it as their secret will be exposed. However Frank admits to Debbie he has known all along and the real rapist is caught. Paddy subjects Shane to a violent beating in the Jockey over Kelly - before asking her to dinner. After all,she is family.

Season 5, Episode 16: Episode #5.16

15 April 2008
An earth tremor rocks Manchester,knocking Frank off his bar stool and hitting his head on the floor. In a temporary coma in hospital he fantasises about an alternative world where he is actually a success. The tremor has caused Monica to go into labour but she's meaning to hold out for Frank. Meanwhile Kelly announces that she is pregnant and accepts Sane's marriage proposal and Carl finds success with the women by pretending that he is a single parent - until somebody runs off with the baby.

Season 6

Season 6, Episode 1: Episode #6.1

27 January 2009
Monica has had her baby,delivered with Ian's help and christened Stella Iana. Somewhat bizarrely the baby seems capable of speaking - or is it Frank hallucinating again? As Debbie hits sixteen she and Tom go public and the Gallaghers throw a party. It's bad news for Shane though when Kelly tells him she miscarried and for Ian,who is attacked and wakes up in hospital with total amnesia.

Season 6, Episode 2: Episode #6.2

3 February 2009
Ian leaves the area and Micky enrols on a film course where his penchant for erotic scripts sees him indulging in threesomes with tutor Zeta and her husband Ady whilst Mimi finishes his assignment. As the Jockey reopens after its fire damage with a night of impromptu strip-tease Karen and Jamie fall out but get back together and Carl,working at the hospital,is smitten with nurse Maxine though she wants their relationship to be casual. Mandy gets a new boyfriend in Jamie's friend Joe whilst Stan at last makes a break-through with Yvonne's kids and Norma,obsessed with a possible murder at the pub in the past,finds what she mistakenly believes to be human remains.

Season 6, Episode 3: Episode #6.3

10 February 2009
Frank finds he has been the victim of identity theft,which wipes his criminal record clean and makes him eligible for jury service. Initially resentful he is soon revelling in the joys of expenses and conspiring with fellow juror Helen to delay the verdict for as long as possible. After Shane and Micky are reported for trying to scam tourists with a Madchester tour Carrie pursues Micky to an empty building where his recitation of one of his erotic scripts has an effect on them both whilst Mandy moves out leaving Mimi feeling broody and Stan and Tom indulge in a prank war.

Season 6, Episode 4: Episode #6.4

17 February 2009
The Maguires are horrified to find their late son Fergal's grave has been desecrated and set up a CCTV camera which actually captures a mystery woman tending the grave. Carl gets a job as a car washer,leading to another sexual encounter but when he discovers he has an STD ,on Stan's advice,he is forced to tell all his old conquests - except the sexy customer,who is expecting. Micky learns that Ady is in love with him but,after an ultimatum from Zeta,intends to stay in his show marriage,ending Micky's acquaintance with the couple. Monica uses sham hypnotist Damien De Soto to try and make Frank jealous but ends up having sex with Damien in the toilet. Despite a misunderstanding over body hair Mandy,now living in the Jockey,has a night of passion with Joe.

Season 6, Episode 5: Episode #6.5

24 February 2009
During a James Bond themed evening at the Jockey Paddy meets Maureen,the woman from Fergal's graveside,and Karen suffers a miscarriage. When Mimi and Paddy insist on an elaborate show funeral she wonders whether she wants to bring another Maguire into the world. Debbie enters Liam for a modelling contest,a cash prize accompanying the photo shoot in Blackpool. As the poster is for a child abuse campaign Debbie is not keen for Monica to know but she tags along with Norma and Frank,who ends up being in the poster. Whilst Carl's compilation of a black book of the sexiest women he knows lands him in trouble,Tom's sick prank to make Stan think he has hung himself will lead to his leaving the area with Carrie.

Season 6, Episode 6: Episode #6.6

3 March 2009
After a night of drink Paddy wakes to find himself tied to a bed in Maureen's house. But this is not a sex game. Maureen's teen-aged daughter died of an overdose of heroin supplied by Paddy and now she intends to inject him with his own merchandise. Lonely DSS fraud officer Bernard calls on Frank to find out why he is claiming for children who have left home. Frank tries to bribe him with drink and a session at the brothel but Monica's wiles ensure that the case will be 'lost' though Frank is unhappy with her seduction method. Micky begs Carl to keep quiet after Carl discovers he is into men and Carrie and Tom move on,taking the contents of the police house with them.

Season 6, Episode 7: Episode #6.7

10 March 2009
Mimi celebrates her wedding anniversary at the Jockey,unaware that Paddy is still being fed heroin by Maureen. Kelly and Shane make a sex video which,thanks to Liam,does the rounds of the estate and Debbie and Maxine are locked in a shopping mall overnight after fleeing security guards who catch them shoplifting. Ian returns from Spain to find that he has been smuggling deaf teenager Danny in the boot of his car. Danny is looking for his grandfather but the man seems to have died. Monica,feeling unwanted by the family,takes off again.

Season 6, Episode 8: Episode #6.8

17 March 2009
Maureen releases Paddy who returns home addicted to heroin though Mimi believes he has cancer. Kelly discovers the truth and tells Shane. She has resigned from the brothel and they are working a scam to blackmail married men having sex with her in hotels before Shane bursts in on them. However one man attacks Shane,who ends up in a coma. The Gallaghers believe they have inherited a four-bedroomed house from a deceased aunt but it turns out to only be a caravan. Karen and Jamie have yet another public row when she opposes his being co-licensee as she refuses to let the pub pass to the Maguires.

Season 6, Episode 9: Episode #6.9

24 March 2009
Shane is left temporarily paralysed,causing Mimi and Kelly to fight over which one of them should care for him,which in turn leads to Kelly telling Mimi that Paddy is an addict. Mimi eventually agrees to stand by her husband. Ian and Danny move into Danny's grandfather's house and Norma decides to go back to lorry driving. Old flame Ruby suggests they start over but Norma sees that,with Monica gone,Liam and Stella need a mother and returns to the estate. Suspecting that Joe is overly controlling to Mandy Karen confronts him but ends up having sex with him.

Season 6, Episode 10: Episode #6.10

31 March 2009
Frank is summonsed to Liam's school as the boy is granted a special scholarship due to his brightness. Both parents are required to attend so Norma poses as Frank's wife,the pair of them fancying Liam's school mistress. Kelly engages Meena as Shane's physiotherapist though her methods prove to be rather too hands on and Maxine and Micky grow close due to their mutual lust for Carl. As sole licensee of the Jockey Karen fires Jamie,who retaliates by selling his share of the pub to Joe.

Season 6, Episode 11: Episode #6.11

7 April 2009
Hearing that Joe has been abusing Mandy Jamie hospitalizes him but,given that her son is on licence for killing a man,Mimi takes the rap and is remanded in custody. Zeta's husband Ady is a sergeant on the case and suspects a cover-up,blackmailing Micky into having sex with him though Maxine calls his bluff,as well as showing Carl how to thwart thieves on his milk round. Frank discovers Paddy's addiction and tells the boys. As Shane and Micky are hopeless as drug dealers Jamie must take over the business.

Season 6, Episode 12: Episode #6.12

14 April 2009
When Liam is reported for missing school Ian discovers that,as he has a knowledge of sign language,Liam has been trying to help Danny find his father but this leads to a parting of the ways between Ian and Danny. Yvonne is concerned that Meena,who is now embarking on a modelling career,is posing for raunchier shots than she should and Mandy confides in Frank that she not sure whether or not to leave Joe.

Season 6, Episode 13: Episode #6.13

21 April 2009
Chesney loses his cherry to housewife Lorna and becomes infatuated with her. However,literally caught with his pants down by her tough-looking soldier husband he realises that the man allows his wife's promiscuous indulgence to make up for his own deficiency. Joe agrees to drop the charges against Mimi provided Mandy returns to him and Mandy agrees though she plans to leave him later. However Karen and Jamie are reconciled. Liam and Stella are taken into care after a neighbour finds Frank comatose in charge of them. Debbie lets fly at him and he reacts predictably - by getting drunk.

Season 6, Episode 14: Episode #6.14

28 April 2009
Despite Frank's efforts to stay sober Social Services doubt his parenting abilities and Debbie trying to snatch Liam and Stella from the foster-home does not help. Fortunately Yvonne is accepted as the new foster parent. She has persuaded Meena to return home from the brothel but a larger problem when husband Kash,who faked his suicide,leaving the children to believe he was dead,returns and wants money to vanish again. Desperate Yvonne and Stan devise a plan which ensures that this time he will stay dead. Mimi is released and a contrite Joe sells his share of the pub back to Jamie whilst declaring his love for Mandy.

Season 6, Episode 15: Episode #6.15

5 May 2009
Paddy has gone cold turkey but Mimi still believes he betrayed her with Maureen and is hostile. After Frank has defecated in public Debbie throws him out and he shelters in a church confession box where he overhears Mimi planning to hire an assassin to kill Paddy. He tells Paddy who decides he will pay the hitman more to kill Mimi though in the event the gunman intends to kill them both but is knocked out by Mark,Debbie's new boyfriend. Joe proposes to Mandy and Ian plans to return to Spain despite Liam's efforts to get him to stay by using Micky as a potential lover.

Season 6, Episode 16: Episode #6.16

12 May 2009
Angry to have lost his Child Benefit to Yvonne Frank gets her to pay him to baby-sit whilst farming the kids out to a woman in the pub at a lower rate. Maxine comes up with a novel way to declare her feelings for Carl in public whilst Karen finds she is pregnant. Suspecting that Joe might be the father she tells Mandy about their fling and asks her not to marry Joe. However Mandy is lured to Maureen's house where the older woman,desperate and deranged,aims to show Paddy what it means to lose a daughter and blows the house up,killing herself and Mandy.

Season 7

Season 7, Episode 1: Episode #7.1

26 January 2010
Eight months have elapsed. Debbie has joined the Army and left the area. On his fiftieth birthday Frank saves librarian Libby from being run over and believes she is the one for him,despite her narcolepsy and interfering mother. Frank is also present when Nin,his grandmother,kills the severely disabled husband whose care has been a long-time burden to her and who revels in the relative luxury of being sent to jail and waited on. Whilst Joe is trying to persuade the heavily pregnant Karen to go away with him she goes into labour and he delivers the baby. At the christening he also gets a lingering kiss from her.

Season 7, Episode 2: Episode #7.2

2 February 2010
Baby Connor's christening day looms but Karen still finds herself attracted to Joe. Mimi organizes the proceedings,denying Kelly her wish to be godmother,which requires a little chicanery on the part of Kelly and Shane to ensure that Mimi's first choice fails to show. Shane and Jamie refuse to join Paddy in the family 'business' and he rejects Micky as being too stupid. However when Paddy goes missing only Micky bothers to look for him and Mimi insists Paddy apologize - which Paddy does,in a very bizarre and not wholly successful manner when he is called upon to be the children's entertainer at the christening.

Season 7, Episode 3: Episode #7.3

9 February 2010
Ian and Micky are living in Danny's old house and Maxine joins them after rowing with Carel over his drinking. At his new school Liam falls for classmate Holly and tells her his father is dead as he is ashamed of Frank. However,when Frank is called to the school and Holly lets fly at him Liam shows his loyalty to his father. Karen succumbs to severe post-natal depression leading to a breakdown and hospitalization whilst Yvonne and Stan,having scammed Paddy out of the money they owe him,do a runner,selling the shop to Joe,in whose care they leave Chesney.

Season 7, Episode 4: Episode #7.4

16 February 2010
With Karen in hospital still Mimi leaves Paddy to help Jamie run the Jockey and acquires a toy-boy,Billy,the pub's football team's star - but under-age - striker. However,when he becomes infatuated with her Mimi has to pull a bizarre stunt to frighten him out of town. Paddy,meanwhile,failing to pull at the disco pays Kelly for sex and Chesney watches Joe getting barred from every casino in town for cheating. Frank,temporarily blinded by boot-leg vodka,has a bizarre sexual encounter.

Season 7, Episode 5: Episode #7.5

23 February 2010
Karen returns home and is cared for by Mimi,who tries to keep her daughter-in-law's illness a secret. However Jamie finds it hard to accept and on a night out has casual sex with Michelle,who runs an escort agency. Maxine gets Ian to pose as her boyfriend to impress her parents, a fact which makes both Carl and Micky jealous and when Micky catches the couple in bed together and tells Carl the brothers end up fighting. Kelly runs Lilian's brothel in her absence and does well, but refuses to cut Paddy in as he requests her to.

Season 7, Episode 6: Episode #7.6

2 March 2010
Paddy has met a woman called D'reen who shares his love of salsa and with whom he hopes to emigrate to Cuba but Mimi commits him to a final job,robbing the family's enemy,the psychopathic Roscoe. With the bailiffs calling on the Gallaghers Liam has to make money fast by joining Joe on his illicit gambling. Ian and Carl are still at loggerheads over Maxine and Jamie,as well as helping his father,is working as a male escort for Michelle as Karen sinks under the weight of her post-natal depression,rejecting Connor.

Season 7, Episode 7: Episode #7.7

9 March 2010
Having served a short prison term for inciting a riot over the library closure Libby is back,driving a mobile library van and,after some misgivings,Frank agrees they should make a go of it. Lilian buys a HD television whose white noise leads her to believe that she has a link to the after-life and conducts a seance but it turns out to be a technical fault. After Karen accuses him of infidelity Jamie quits working as a male escort and Carl willingly takes his place.

Season 7, Episode 8: Episode #7.8

16 March 2010
As Libby and Patty move in Frank offers to paint Patty's room but,when he falls over absconding with the paint,he feigns injury to get out of the task before buying cheap road marker paint from the workmen. Karen improves but Kelly,ashamed of her session with Paddy,repeatedly turns down Shane's marriage proposals until Paddy tells his son the truth and the couple wed. Chesney and Carl go on the run after seeing the ultra-violent Jimmy beat to death a boy who has sex with his sister and threaten to claim that Chesney was the killer.

Season 7, Episode 9: Episode #7.9

23 March 2010
The council ask the residents to make a film to improve the estate's image though Micky's violent take on 'Taxi Driver' is not what they expected. Meanwhile the Gallaghers use the filming to shadow Jimmy but when Ian confronts him he gets a severe beating. Chesney and Carl hole up with the free-spirited Hazel on her cannabis farm in Wales but she is also hiding a deadly secret and Carl decides to return home. Mimi joins the W.I. to soften her image and gets her revenge when the others look down on her.

Season 7, Episode 10: Episode #7.10

30 March 2010
Chesney and Carl return to the estate,hiding out with Joe,who dissuades Carl from shooting Jimmy. Eventually Shane,increasingly angry at how the cocky Jimmy and his gang see themselves as beyond the law whilst terrorising the Gallaghers,persuades his family to take them on and teach them a lesson. Maxine persuades Jimmy's sister to tell the police the truth and the fugitives are cleared though Maxine still aborts Carl's child. Shane also finds that he is infertile,leading to his family offering to be sperm donors though Kelly declines their offer as she and Shane continue to be surrogate parents to Liam.

Season 7, Episode 11: Episode #7.11

6 April 2010
Missing Debbie,who has been posted to Afghanistan,and getting on badly with Libby,Liam spends more and more time visiting Reggie,an elderly ex-Spitfire pilot whom he has been seeing to help with his World War Two school project. Libby and Carl suspect that Reggie is a paedophile but he is just a lonely old man who dies in Liam's presence. Maxine's gay brother Bruce turns up,claiming his father Cameron hit him and threw him out. Cameron follows and Frank,rather unusually,offers Cameron advice on paternal tolerance. Joe opens out to Karen as he tells her he is attending an anger management course.

Season 7, Episode 12: Episode #7.12

13 April 2010
Libby makes it clear to Frank she wants a child but she and Liam do reconcile. However,at the Jockey's Talent Contest night it's Liam's new friend Dean who helps him win - approval. Ian is involved with the local boxing club and discovers that its owner Jock and Paddy have ill-feeling which goes back a long way. Jock owes Paddy money and to prevent him taking his gym he torches it. Fortunately Micky,recently accepted as a fireman,is on hand to act and to save Paddy - at long last gaining his father's respect.

Season 7, Episode 13: Episode #7.13

20 April 2010
When Kelly's fifteen year old sister Tonya arrives to stay her child has been taken into care but she has a chance of reclaiming it if she proves she can look after a robotic baby. However she dumps it on the Maguires whilst she goes out on the lash and Micky sadly acknowledges that her child would be better off without her though he rallies the family to scare off her father Homer,who is also the father of her baby. Frank accompanies Patty to Lourdes,where they masquerade as clerics to steal the altar wine and Frank appears to be on the receiving end of a miracle.

Season 7, Episode 14: Episode #7.14

27 April 2010
When Paddy plans to move on with new lady friend Rosalita he and Mimi decide to divorce,only to discover their marriage was never they have to get married again quickly to make the children legitimate. They hope to keep things secret but Micky finds out. After Frank has stolen from her Patty sets him up for benefit fraud,leading to a day in the cells for them both whilst Micky gets picked up by attractive Gary. Unfortunately Gary thinks Micky is Paddy and is only sleeping with him for the status,which he publicly declares.

Season 7, Episode 15: Episode #7.15

4 May 2010
Bruce,now live-in barman at the Jockey,takes over the football team and enters them in an all gay football contest,much to the disgust of Chesney. Maxine meets her old art teacher,Marc,recently widowed,and agrees to pose topless for his class. However she turns down a relationship with him so as not to betray Ian. Joe learns of his father's death on his birthday and determines to run away with Karen and Connor. However Ian follows and,when Joe violently attacks Karen,who wants to return to Jamie,he brains him.