Third season of eight episodes of the offbeat and outrageous Channel 4 family drama following the lives and loves of the anarchic Gallagher family, who live on a rough council estate in Manchester. Mum went AWOL years ago, leaving eldest daughter Fiona (Anne-Marie Duff) to look after her five younger siblings while dad Frank (David Threlfall) hits the bottle so often it's begun to hit back. In this series Mandy goes into labour while in the middle of an altercation with a thug holding up the corner shop. Kev has a bad 35th birthday in which his mum tosses herself from the balcony and his ex wife shows up at the funeral. Carl's dope growing business starts to bring in the big bucks but he's soon arrested. Sheila commissions the building of a conservatory but suddenly remembers her first husband is buried under the patio. When Veronica's last stab at IVF on the NHS fails, she hatches a macabre plan to raise cash for private treatment.