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Shameless Series 3

Alternative title
Shameless Series 3: New Year Special
Synopsis
Offbeat British television drama series created by Paul Abbott. Set in Stretford, Manchester, it follows the lives of the Chatsworth Estate’s Gallaghers, "UK’s most dysfunctional family" (Channel 4 press information). The most pronounced Shakespeare references can be found in the feature-length New Year Special. Confronted with the news that his youngest son Liam has cancer, Vernon Francis "Frank" Gallagher (Threlfall), unemployed drunk and head of the family, takes to roaming the precincts of the estate. Holding a half-empty bottle of beer in his hand, he curses his fate and quotes King Lear (IV.i.) saying: "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. Fuckin’ Shakespeare, fuckin’ King Lear. He had it right ...".
Series
Shameless
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Notes
SHAMELESS Series 3 was released on a 3-disc set 30/10/2006 and is available for sale from retail outlets.
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Catherine Morshead
Producer
John Griffin
Writer
Danny Brocklehurst
Cast
David Threlfall 
Dean Lennox Kelly 
Elliott Tittensor 
Gerard Kearns 
Jack Deam 
Jody Latham 
Johnny Bennett 
Maggie O’Neill 
Marjorie Yates 
Maxine Peake 
Rebecca Ryan 
Rory McCann 

Production Company

Name

Company Pictures

Distributor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Channel 4 DVD

Phone
01273 202220
Fax
01273 426897
Address
c/o Lace International Ltd
38-40 The Old Steine
Brighton
BN1 1NH

Distributor (Sale)

 

Available from retail outlets

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