And what happened with Marty and the baby. After all the plastic melodramatics on EastEnders , this was a series that revelled in mundane minor victories over an absent landlord state: Last week the first five episodes of the new series played out on consecutive nights in a story that had Frank appearing in a variety of classic film and TV settings — Close Encounters of the Third Kind , Alien , Dr Who — but it turned out that he was drugged up in a psychiatric unit, where he’d been sectioned by his ex-wife Monica. I even got to film with the fire service at their station and I loved being in uniform. She lived outside the house and the next day. I haven’t seen any of season 8 yet and that makes me a sad panda because 4oD doesn’t have them. Half of the most famous actors in Britain could never have made it if they had been American, even with their talent. But Debbie was there and the next ‘oh she’s in Afganistan!

This is so much better than the American one! Topics Television Observer TV reviews. UM the UK version is a hundred times better. It reminded me of old photos of my mum. Legitemately all the best ones have left now. For now it can make do with jumping the whale. Which is like saying darker than Noddy.

And what happened with Marty and the baby. The script was a lovely Shameless mixture of sad reality sailing on to fantasy and madness. Legitemately all the best ones have left now. Lip kinda had a goodbye.

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Kidnap and Ransom ITV player. OHH, and i want an update on Veronica and Kev! That may change with the introduction of LeBlanc, who is said to reveal a “darker” side of his 4pd character. Now there really is no point to keep watching. Welcome to the club, VMars. It reminded me of old photos of my mum. Perhaps it’s his face, a handsome arrangement whose default position seems to be set to mild irritation, as though he’s detected a bad smell — perhaps the ashes of his burning ambition.


Top 10 classic Shameless moments as Manchester TV drama celebrates th episode. As no one knows what LeBlanc is like in real life, what that means is darker than Joey Tribbiani, the lovable dope seroes Friends now immortalised on permanent cable rerun. The story when Patty is in the woods, kidnapped by her minder and rescued by her daughter Libby Pauline McLynn. Seriously, how the fuck are we supposed to wait seres January??

This is so much better than the American one! I can’t imagine anyone being as unhinged and awful as a person, not an actor as david threlfall. The Chatsworth estate first burst on to our screens in January with the drama filmed on location in West Gorton and on a Salford studio set before moving seried its current Wythenshawe home.

But Debbie was there and the next ‘oh she’s in Afganistan! Log in No account? The anticonscience is a tough act to maintain, however, and after seven years Frank’s no longer just a drunken bore.

Only watching for Mickey tbh.

Still would be if they didn’t keep having him walk around in his underwear, it’s annoying as hell. Karen came back as the town’s whore. And how come none of them remember the twins? Yeah, Elliott Tittensor tweeted that he’d shot his last scenes the other day.


I always enjoy the big community scenes. Each Channel 4 series includes 16 regular cast, 60 guests, over background artists and 60 main crew members. When I was asked to direct it was a wonderful situation where I had to direct my wife Brana Bajic, who was playing Lena in Shameless at that time.

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Once there, of course, all the promises they were made evaporate as quickly as a spilt cocktail in the Californian sun. When it began inwith a cast that included James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff and Maxine Peake, one of the show’s obvious charms was a manic, scattergun energy that refused to conform to any preconfigured narrative or moral shape.

In one scene, Indonesian fishermen took turns launching themselves from their boats and spearing a sperm whale. It was like an aquatic bullfight, except these sea-matadors ate their quarry afterwards. That’s a tough challenge for a limited comedy actor who had the extraordinary fortune to become a multimillionaire global star. Shameless has been a joy for me so far.

I suddenly feel the need to have a marathon now from series 1. Source Shameless season 8 continues Tuesdays 10pm on Channel 4.

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