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Shameless 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Series (2004–2013)
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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Cast

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 ...  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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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)

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shameless See more »

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Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 »

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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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Fabulous television
22 February 2005 | by dmcslackSee 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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