LIFE continues as normal on the Chatsworth estate in the New Year.
The new series of Shameless is set to begin on Channel 4 in January, but there will be some changes.
Residents of Manchester’s most notorious estate have two new cops to contend with when smart and sexy Carrie (Amanda Ryan) and Tom (Michael Legge) arrive.
TV bosses revealed details of the 2007 series when Channel 4 launched its winter season of programmes yesterday.
The Gallaghers have teamed up with local gangster family the Maguires.
After a stint in prison, Jamie Maguire (Aaron McCusker) returns and sparks fly with barmaid Karen (Rebecca Atkinson).
Then there are Jamie’s brothers – not-so bright Shane (Nicky Evans) and Micky Maguire (Ciaran Griffiths), a wannabe hard man struggling with his own secrets.
Back at the Gallaghers’, Frank (David Threlfall) is sent into a spin when mum Monica (Annabelle Apsion) turns up, claiming to be back for good.
Surely the house isn’t big enough for her and Sheila (Maggie O’Neill)?
Lip (Jody Latham) is juggling with parenting, and Ian (Gerard Kearns) is looking for love.
Carl’s (Elliott Tittensor) busy on a secret crime spree, while Debbie (Rebecca Ryan) decides to interview potential boyfriends.
Carol (Marjorie Yates) is still having trouble keeping her mouth shut, while Kash (Chris Bisson) is happy screwing the council.
And what is the connection between Kev, Veronica, Marty, Sue and a Romanian baby?
*Shameless actor Gerard Kearns also stars in controversial new C4 drama The Mark Of Cain about a group of young soldiers in Iraq.
He plays an 18-year-old private serving on his first tour of duty in Basra in 2003, who later returns home with trophy photos of Iraqi detainees which provoke extreme reactions.
Feb 19 2007 update: Due to popular demand (see comments below), here’s a pic of Aaron McCusker as Jamie Maguire:
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