Shameless is an award-winning British comedy-drama series set in Manchester on the fictional Chatsworth council estate. Produced by Company Pictures for Channel 4, the first seven-episode series aired weekly on Tuesday nights at 10pm from 13 January 2004. It was shown on the Channel 4 Network, broadcast on Channel 4.
The comedy drama, centred on British underclass and working class culture, has been accorded critical acclaim by various sections of the British media, including The Sun newspaper and Newsnight Review on BBC Two. The programme was created and partially written by Paul Abbott, who is also the programme's executive producer.
In 2005 the show won Best Drama Series at the BAFTA TV Awards and Best TV Comedy Drama at the British Comedy Awards.