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Paul Abbott's critically acclaimed, offbeat drama about the rollercoaster lives and loves of the dysfunctional Gallagher clan

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Paul Abbott's critically acclaimed, offbeat drama about the rollercoaster lives and loves of the dysfunctional Gallagher clan

Series 1 Summary

Meet the Gallagher family as they experience life on the edge in a blur of sexual adventures, triumphs, love, scams and petty crime on a Manchester housing estate. And be thankful they're not your neighbours...

  • Episode 1

    Having her handbag stolen proves to be a blessing in disguise for Fiona when handsome stranger Steve comes to her rescue. Lip discovers Ian is gay and decides he should pay a visit to Karen Jackson.

  • Episode 2

    Frank is nowhere to be seen, which is a bit odd as it's giro day. The family panic when a body is found in the canal, but Frank turns up in Calais, with no passport and no clue how he got there.

  • Episode 3

    Friday night at the Jockey and barman Kev is dealing with the usual pissed-up women on the prowl. When one gets heavy, he tells her he's getting married. But he hasn't told his girlfriend Veronica...

  • Episode 4

    When a small child goes missing from a children's party on the Chatsworth estate, Frank turns the crowd into a lynch mob.

  • Episode 5

    Frank and Karen hit the road for their driving lesson, but Karen adds some extra-curricular manoeuvres to the timetable. Meanwhile, Ian and Kash are caught in the act by Kash's wife Yvonne.

  • Episode 6

    Frank stuns the family by turning up in the morning to get his post when it's not even Giro day. It soon transpires that he's hatching a plan to get his hands on maintenance from his ex-wife.

  • Episode 7

    Frank is only worrying about himself as usual, and things are not looking good. The housing office is on to him, his debts are piling up and the bailiffs are still on the doorstep.

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    Episode 8

    Forget a traditional Christmas and prepare for the outrageous Gallagher clan and the entire Chatsworth Estate to bring their own chaotic brand of Christmas cheer.

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Paul Abbott's critically acclaimed, offbeat drama about the rollercoaster lives and loves of the dysfunctional Gallagher clan

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12 Series, 143 Episodes