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Shane (UK TV series)

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Shane (UK TV series)

Created by Frank Skinner
Starring Frank Skinner
Elizabeth Berrington
David Schneider
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Producer(s) Avalon Productions
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ITV
Original release 21 April 2004 (2004-04-21) – 19 May 2004 (2004-05-19)
Related shows Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned
Fantasy Football League

Shane is an ITV sitcom written by and starring Frank Skinner and directed by Audrey Cooke, with the first series originally broadcast in 2004. Reviews were generally poor, but a second series was commissioned. After the second series had been recorded contract differences between Frank Skinner and ITV arose; the second series is yet to be broadcast and its future is uncertain, since Skinner no longer works for ITV.

An American version of the show is to be piloted by CBS,[1] with Skinner working as executive producer.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
    • Regular Cast 2.1
    • Guest Cast Members 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The show was about the title character, Shane (Skinner), a middle aged taxi driver, and his long suffering family. His wife, Mertyl, is a mature student who enjoys creative writing and amateur dramatics. Their children are daughter Velma, a seventeen-year-old feminist, and son Lenny, a pre-pubescent child who, much to Mertyl's disappointment, shows signs of developing a similar sense of humour to Shane.

Shane's best friend and boss is Bazza, with whom he spends much time down the pub. The barmaid at the pub is Sheila, whom Shane has a keen interest in.


Regular Cast

Guest Cast Members

  • Will Ashcroft - History teacher
  • Lauren Buglioli - Audrey
  • Harry Burton - Clive
  • Robert Cameron - English teacher
  • Richard Clues - Man with bird
  • Angela Curren - Compère
  • Simon Day - Suicidal Man
  • Edna Dore - Great-gran
  • Fiona Gillies - Violet
  • Gerald Home - Crocodile
  • Seeta Indrani - Fiancee
  • Rosalind Knight - Gran
  • Lily Lovett - Amelia
  • Tanya Moody - Drama teacher
  • Simon Slater - Gordon
  • Leon Garner - Sam
  • Matthew Thomas - Spotty kid
  • Glenn Wrage - Vet


  1. ^ British Sitcom Guide - News - Shane gets an American re-make

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