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




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Latham ...
Ian Gallagher
Rebecca Atkinson ...
Karen Jackson
Joseph Furnace ...


Steve reacts furiously when Frank becomes violent towards Ian, the two argue and are split up by the others before disappearing into the night. When Frank fails to return home on disability pay day the Gallaghers fear the worst and their worries aren't helped by reports of a body fitting Frank's description being found in a near by river, but it turns out to be a PR stunt by local police. Frank wakes up on a park bench in France with no idea how he got there and when he scares local residents trying to find out the time he ends up in a French jail. When news of Frank's predicament gets back to the estate Kev & Veronica agree to drive to France to bring Frank back. On his return to Chatsworth, an unamused Frank is greeted by locals with red white and blue french flags. When Fiona refuses to kick Steve out for his part in the fiasco, Frank decides his family don't respect him and after venting his rage in a quick tour of Manchester he heads for the Jockey and a discussion with a fellow ... Written by Richard Wallis (

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Comedy | Crime | Drama



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20 January 2004 (UK)  »

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Steve: [Steve walks into the kitchen and nicks one of Debbie's toast soldiers and dips into the yoke of Carl's fried egg] I bet you hate it when that happens.
Ian Gallagher: They're his tits.
Steve: What?
Ian Gallagher: It's the only reason he does eggs and he's just licked that one.
Lip: And with a stonking abscess so a bit more protein than you banked on, Steve!
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Remade as Shameless: Frank the Plank (2011) See more »

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