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

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Paul Abbott
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Series cast summary:
David Threlfall ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 138 episodes, 2004-2013
Rebecca Atkinson Rebecca Atkinson ...  Karen Maguire / ... 129 episodes, 2004-2013
Alice Barry Alice Barry ...  Lillian Tyler / ... 118 episodes, 2004-2013
Nicky Evans Nicky Evans ...  Shane Maguire 114 episodes, 2006-2013
Tina Malone Tina Malone ...  Mimi Maguire / ... 111 episodes, 2005-2013
Elliott Tittensor ...  Carl Gallagher / ... 109 episodes, 2004-2013
Aaron McCusker ...  Jamie Maguire 108 episodes, 2007-2013
Sally Carman ...  Kelly Maguire / ... 85 episodes, 2005-2013
Qasim Akhtar Qasim Akhtar ...  Chesney Karib 85 episodes, 2007-2013
Ciaran Griffiths ...  Micky Maguire / ... 84 episodes, 2007-2012
Gerard Kearns ...  Ian Gallagher / ... 80 episodes, 2004-2010
Rebecca Ryan ...  Debbie Gallagher 65 episodes, 2004-2009
Johnny Bennett 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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Besramnici See more »

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(2 episodes) | (32 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Mark Mylod directed the first episode of both Shameless shows, the British one and its American remake. See more »

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Frank Gallagher: Human misery - you can't get enough of it! Willing a bloke to chuck himself to his death so that you can have a bit of fucking "entertainment"! Serves you right if he lands on your heads, you brainless cunts.
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13 April 2004 | by indiglo_miloSee all my reviews

Definitely the best series i have ever seen on TV. Non stop Laughing all the way through. the realism of the program is great and allows a lot of people to actually relate to it. i would recommend everyone should watch this and hopefully enjoy it as much as i have. the characters are fantastic, frank is hilarious! there are also the characters who you befriend throughout the series, like Lip and Ian. the story lines have been fantastic and each one has left you wanting to see what happens in the next episode. this program is a definite 'thumbs up' and hopefully there will be a second series with all the same characters, because i am sure people would welcome the return of the show.


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