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Series 11-Episode 1

Series 11-Episode 1

Catch Up


It felt like a breath of fresh air when it burst onto our screens in 2004, but as it girds its loins for a final hurrah, the rambunctious drama feels as stale as Frank Gallagher’s rasping breath after a heavy night.

Any warmth for the characters departed long ago and we’re just left with a queasy mix of filthy laughs and stabs at poignancy. There’s both in the storyline of Jamie Maguire (Aaron McCusker) discovering that Paddy wasn’t his father.

The details of the revelation aren’t suitable for the pages of Radio Times, but as Jamie struggles with identity issues, he becomes a fixed point amid the usual screaming vortex of lusty abandon.


The 11th and final season of the popular drama begins as the Maguires toast the expansion of their empire - Mimi has hijacked control of the local school via the PTA and Shane is setting up a new business venture. But just as things are going well, Jamie makes a shocking discovery and withdraws from the family firm. Meanwhile, Frank climbs the employment ladder as a caretaker, conveniently funding his latest leisure activity - a prostitute double act.

Cast & Crew

Jamie Maguire Aaron McCusker
Shane Maguire Nicky Evans
Mimi Tutton Tina Malone
Billy Tutton Michael Taylor
Karen Maguire Rebecca Atkinson
Frank Gallagher David Threlfall
Kelly Maguire Sally Carman
Avril Powell Karen Bryson
Letitia Powell Kira Martin
Randall Thaila Zucchi
Lillian Tyler Alice Barry
Chesney Karib Qasim Akhtar
Gloria Meak Angeline Ball
Dominic Meak Stephen Lord
Aidan Croker Robbie Conway
Marty Fisher Jack Deam
Sherilee Sarah Totty
Derilee Sue Vincent
Patreesha St Rose Jacqueline Boatswain
Mary Mae Adelle Leonce
Kassi Blanco Jalaal Hartley
Photographer Dan Atkinson
Mayor John Branwell
Police officer Tracey Booth
Magistrate Gerard Fletcher
Director Paul Norton Walker
Producer Tim Whitby
Series Producer Jean Holdsworth
Writer Jimmy Dowdall
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