Shameless (2004–2013)

Episode #1.2 

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


Jonny Campbell


Paul Abbott (created by), Paul Abbott

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Fiona
David Threlfall ... Frank
James McAvoy ... Steve
Maggie O'Neill ... Sheila
Maxine Peake ... Veronica
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Kev
Jody Latham Jody Latham ... Lip
Gerard Kearns ... Ian
Steve Pemberton ... Eddie
Rebecca Ryan ... Debbie
Anthony Flanagan ... Tony
Elliott Tittensor ... Carl
Luke Tittensor ... Carl
Rebecca Atkinson Rebecca Atkinson ... Karen
Joseph Furnace Joseph Furnace ... Liam


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




Release Date:

20 January 2004 (UK) See more »

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Fiona Gallagher: Debbie missed him like mad, until she realised he was only a walk away and Sheila was lovely.
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Remade as Shameless: Frank the Plank (2011) See more »

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