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.

First Air DateJanuary 13th, 2004
Last Air DateMay 28th, 2013
GenresComedy, Drama
NetworkChannel 4
ProducersJean Holdsworth, Tom Higgins, Johann Knobel, Jonathan Leather, Michelle Frances, Tim Whitby, Diana Barton, Emma Burge, Rob Glassborow, Nick Goding, Lawrence Till, Ed McCardie, Susan Dunn
Executive ProducersPaul Abbott, George Faber, Charles Pattinson, Matt Jones, David Threlfall, Claire Ingham
Number of Seasons11 Seasons
Number of Episodes138 Episodes
Plot Keywordsnorthern england, sibling relationship, self-destruction, white trash, dark comedy, big family, dysfunctional family, sexual humor, scam, working class, drugs, family, single father, alcoholic father, council estate, unemployed, manchester, family problems
Aaron McCusker
Aaron McCusker
Jamie Maguire
Karen Bryson
Karen Bryson
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Shameless UK
Shameless UK