Guilt is a 2019 thriller and mystery four-part series, which was the first drama commission of the new BBC Scotland channel before being broadcast on BBC Two. Written and created by Neil Forsyth, the show centres on two brothers played by Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives who get involved in a hit and run. Guilt was broadcast on BBC Two between 30 October and 14 November 2019. The series was confirmed to return for a second season, to be broadcast in 2021.


The show begins with two brothers, Max and Jake, in a car returning from a wedding. When they accidentally run over and kill an elderly man on an Edinburgh street, they make the decision to try to cover up the crime. As the show progresses, the brothers’ difficulties intensify and the story opens up to bring in other characters and storylines, within a thematic narrative of guilt.

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    director Neil Forsyth
    genre comedy-drama mystery thriller
    keywords elderly man wed
    publisher BBC Scotland BBC Two