Guilt. Image shows from L to R: Jake McCall (Jamie Sives), Max McCall (Mark Bonnar). Copyright: Happy Tramp Productions.


BBC Scotland comedy drama about a hit and run duo. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Mark Bonnar, Jamie Sives, Ruth Bradley, Sian Brooke and others.

Another series is in development.

Guilt. Max McCall (Mark Bonnar). Copyright: BBC.


Comedy drama starring Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as two men who commit a hit and run murder

  1. 29th August via BBC: Guilt - first look picture
  2. 3rd August via BBC: Guilt to be adapted for India
Comedy Drama
BBC Scotland
4   (1 series)
Mark Bonnar, Jamie Sives, Ruth Bradley, Sian Brooke, Emun Elliott, Michael Nardone, Ellie Haddington, Moyo Akande and others
Neil Forsyth
Robert McKillop and Patrick Harkins
Jules Hussey

A stylish, contemporary comedy drama with riveting plot twists and a strong vein of black humour throughout.

The story follows two disparate Scottish brothers Max and Jake 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.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 24th October 2019 on BBC Scotland at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 14th November 2019 on BBC Scotland at 10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Thursday 3rd September 2020 at 10:00pm

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