Paul Abbott's multi award-winning series returns for its 4th outstanding series
Series 4 of Shameless introduces more mayhem.
Frank (David Threlfall) is sent into a spin when mum Monica (Annabelle Apsion) turns up, claiming to be back for good. Surely the house is not big enough for her and Sheila (Maggie O'Neill)? Lip (Jody Latham) is juggling with parenting, and Ian (Gerard Kearns) is looking for love. Carl's (Elliott Tittensor) busy on a secret crime spree, while Debbie (Rebecca Ryan) decides to interview potential boyfriends. Carol (Marjorie Yates) is still having trouble keeping her mouth shut, while Kash (Chris Bisson) is happy screwing over the council.
And what is the connection between Kev, Veronica, Marty, Sue and a Romanian baby? Meanwhile the Maguires have moved in next door. After a stint in prison, Jamie Maguire (Aaron McCusker) returns and sparks fly with barmaid Karen (Rebecca Atkinson). Then there are his brothers; not-so bright Shane (Nicky Evans) and Micky Maguire (Ciaran Griffiths), a wannabe hard man struggling with his own secrets. Life as normal on the Chatsworth estate.
Series 1: 7 x 60'
Series 2: 10 x 60' & Christmas Special
Series 3: 7 x 60' & 1 x 65' Series 4: 7 x 60' & 1 x 76'
Series 5: 16 x 60'
Series 6: 16 x 60'
Series 7: 16 x 60' Series 8: 22 x 60'
'…the TV equivalent of being on a dipper, twisting and diving until it deposits you at the final credits wondering how an hour passed so quickly.' - The Times 'Rollicking, rambunctious and rude - an instant classic. Magnificent' - Evening Standard
'Watch it. Tape it. Tell your friends' - The Observer 'The best new dramedy of the decade' 'No words could sufficiently express the very goodness of this' 'Genius' - The Guardian
'As good as TV drama gets' - Heat Magazine