Guilt

Two disparate brothers Max and Jake accidentally run over and kill an old man while driving home from a wedding together one night.

Year: 2019

Director: Robert McKillop

Producers: Jules Hussey

Executive Producers: Neil Webster, Kirstie Macdonald

Writer: Neil Forsyth

Principal Cast: Jamie Sives, Mark Bonnar, Emun Elliot, Bill Paterson, Ellie Haddington, Ruth Bradley, Sian Brooke, Michael Nardone

Broadcast Dates: Thursday 24 October 2019, 10pm

Synopsis

The story follows two disparate brothers Max (Bonnar) and Jake (Sives) who, while driving home from a wedding together one night, accidentally run over and kill an old man on a darkened street. After making the panicked decision to cover their tracks, the brothers seem to get away with their crime.

However, as neighbours and relatives of the dead man begin to suspect his death wasn’t as innocent as it initially seemed, the brothers find their lives rapidly falling apart, as their actions begin to catch up with them. Their increasingly desperate attempts to conceal their guilt lead them further into a world where everyone seems to have a hidden agenda and they discover they can trust no-one, ultimately including each other.

"We have been blown away by the actors who have joined the project"

"With Mark and Jamie onboard as the brothers, we were confident we could build an incredible cast around them, but we have been blown away by the actors who have joined the project. It’s a testament to Neil Forsyth’s writing that Guilt has attracted a cast of this calibre.”

Neil Webster
Executive Producer, Happy Tramp North

More information

Guilt is co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North and is part-funded by Screen Scotland’s Broadcast Content Fund.

The drama is commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning; Steve Carson, Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning BBC Scotland; and Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two. The Commissioning Executives for the BBC are Gregor Sharp and Gavin Smith. The series will premiere on BBC Scotland’s digital channel and follow on BBC Two later this year. Guilt will be internationally distributed by BBC Studios.