“I cannot be weak,” protests Frank Gallagher as Shameless returns tonight.
The new – ninth – series begins with two extended episodes screened at 10pm over consecutive nights.
With many Chatsworth estate residents evicted from their homes in an official crackdown.
A politically-motivated move which aims to eventually clear the entire area.
I returned to the Manchester Shameless HQ late last year to spend another day on set.
WE met in the canteen of the Shameless HQ in Manchester.
But it wasn’t until Manny Ighodaro stood up that I realised just how tall he was.
Of which more below.
Episode six of the new series is on Channel 4 at 10pm this evening, after last week’s burst of episodes one to five.
With a first screening of next week’s episode seven following tonight on E4.
Including a scene involving guest star Pookey Quesnel which is definitely not for the squeamish.