His conversation comes in torrents of half-realised sentences, jokes, profane anecdotes and rat-a-tat laughter. Two days! Abbott is now 56, with a distinguished year career in television, but he retains the enthusiasm — and physique — of a man half his age. Which is no mean achievement, given the life he has led. Every writer is engaged in what John Updike called unpacking his own bag, but some have more baggage to attend to than others.
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Shameless is a British black comedy series set in Manchester on the fictional Chatsworth council estate , created and partially written by Paul Abbott , who is also the programme's executive producer. The comedy drama, centred on British working class culture , was accorded critical acclaim by various sections of the British media, including the newspaper The Sun and Newsnight Review on BBC Two. The network Showtime adapted the series into its own American version , which debuted in
Not many of us could feel affection for a father who is regularly delivered home by the police, passed out and covered in piss. But then again, a few years ago, not many would have imagined that a rock star best known for snorting ants and biting the heads off bats would become an internationally beloved family man. So, when, in Shameless , single father of six Frank Gallagher David Threlfall arrives in the aforementioned state, his kids don't throw him out. They accept him, and so do we. Writer-creator Paul Abbott's latest series for Channel 4 challenges expectations of what is right and wrong, but is balanced by the exhibition of some old-fashioned values. This humor-infused drama tells the story of the Gallaghers, living on a crime-ridden Manchester housing estate.