Shameless (2004–2013)

Episode #1.3 

An uninterested Kev lies to an attracted customer that he's marrying his girlfriend, but a drunken Frank overhears and broadcasts it to the pub.


Jonny Campbell


Paul Abbott (created by), Daniel Brocklehurst


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Fiona Gallagher
David Threlfall ... Frank Gallagher
James McAvoy ... Steve McBride
Maxine Peake ... Veronica Fisher
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Kev Ball
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Carol Fisher
Jack Deam ... Marty Fisher
Jody Latham Jody Latham ... Lip
Gerard Kearns ... Ian Gallagher
Chris Bisson ... Kash Karib
Samantha Siddall ... Mandy Maguire
Rebecca Ryan ... Debbie Gallagher
Anthony Flanagan ... Tony
Rebecca Atkinson ... Karen Jackson
Elliott Tittensor ... Carl Gallagher


A female customer at the Jockey tries to attract the attention of barman Kev, but uninterested he lies and says he's getting married to his long term girlfriend Veronica shortly. Unfortunately for him, a drunken Frank overhears and the news is around the packed pub within seconds. As Jez gets the bubbly out and the jockey goes into celebration mode Kev ends up drunk and staggers home to pop the question to Veronica, but when he wakes in the morning and realizes what he's done he decides to come clean and admit to Veronica that he's already married. Veronica soon accepts they wont be able to get married, but when an excited Carol appears and informs her that her father left her money to pay for her wedding, they decide to fake it and use the money to pay off their home. Meanwhile Ian attracts the attention of female classmate Mandy, but when her advances are rejected she sets her wild brothers on him. The fake wedding plan hits the rocks when Veronica's crazy brother, Marty, escapes ... Written by Richard Wallis (

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Comedy | Crime | Drama



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Marty: You know what they say about Marty.
Marty: [tourettes tick] Marty
Marty: Never misses a party!
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Remade as Shameless: Three Boys (2011) See more »

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27 January 2004 (UK) See more »

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