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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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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 »

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Series cast summary:
David Threlfall ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 139 episodes, 2004-2013
Rebecca Atkinson ...  Karen Maguire / ... 129 episodes, 2004-2013
Alice Barry Alice Barry ...  Lillian Tyler / ... 118 episodes, 2004-2013
Nicky Evans ...  Shane Maguire / ... 114 episodes, 2006-2013
Tina Malone ...  Mimi Maguire / ... 112 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 / ... 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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Trivia

In series 8, Frank has a hallucination of himself in the pub. His own self looks the spitting image of his character, Martin Blower, in the film Hot Fuzz. See more »

Quotes

Carol: [Debbie has accidentally burnt Carl's anus while they were lighting farts] You're lucky the house didn't go up, rubbish he eats.
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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #72.40 (2015) See more »

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Some people just don't get it...
18 January 2005 | by martin-520See all my reviews

Co-written by the writer behind 'Clocking Off', This is one the most stand-out, must-see series British television has produced. The exploits of the Gallagher family are no-holds-barred and guaranteed to either offend the viewer, or cause them to slide off their chair and roll around the floor, laughing their behinds off.

Or both.

If you're offended by social depravity, bad hygiene, lawlessness, homosexuality, heterosexuality - any kind of sexuality, or Mancunians then be warned. If not then watch this comedy/drama and prepare to laugh like a drain.


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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shameless See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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