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


  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Scotland
  • 2019 - 2023
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama starring Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as two men who commit a hit and run murder. Also features Ruth Bradley, Sian Brooke, Emun Elliott, Michael Nardone, Ellie Haddington and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2

Guilt. Image shows from L to R: Jake McCall (Jamie Sives), Max McCall (Mark Bonnar)
Max does his best to take control, while Jake finds himself falling in love with Angie, the dead man's niece.

Further details

With suspicions surrounding Walter's death growing, Max desperately needs to regain some control over the situation and starts by trying his best to derail Kenny, the private detective he engaged to assuage Angie's suspicions.

Kenny is a drunken no-hoper whose wife has left him, but this intriguing case has given him the purpose and drive he needs to get back on track and win his wife back - much to Max's horror.

Max's next port of call is Walter's all-knowing neighbour Sheila, who witnessed the brothers' deathly deed. She tells Max their secret is safe but her silence comes at a price.

As Max struggles to lay his hands on Sheila's hush money, the cracks in his marriage to increasingly-suspicious wife, Claire, start to show.

She's suspicious of him but is also guilty of her own deception, as she tentatively embarks on an affair with a woman from her gym, Tina. Not that Max would notice, he's too preoccupied with trying to put out fires.

Broadcast details

Thursday 31st October 2019
BBC Scotland
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 6th November 2019 9:00pm BBC2
Saturday 15th February 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 9th October 2021 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 7th November 2021 11:55pm BBC4
Tuesday 7th December 2021 12:10am BBC4
Tuesday 4th January 2022 11:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Mark Bonnar Max McCall
Jamie Sives Jake McCall
Ruth Bradley Angie Curtis
Sian Brooke Claire McCall
Emun Elliott Kenny Burns
Michael Nardone Henry McKinnon
Ellie Haddington Sheila Gemmell
Moyo Akande Tina Hicks
Henry Pettigrew Stevie Malone
Gregor Firth Archie
Noof McEwan Cameron Lovat
Gordon Brown Maurice
Guest cast
Joe Donnelly Walter
Tom Urie Gordie Gemmell
Tereza Duskova Lena
Kirsty Strain Secretary
Writing team
Neil Forsyth Writer
Production team
Robert McKillop Director
Jules Hussey Producer
Neil Webster Executive Producer
Kirstie Macdonald Executive Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Neil Forsyth Executive Producer
Wendy Griffin Line Producer
Colin Monie Editor
Tom Sayer Production Designer
Caroline Stewart Casting Director
Nanu Segal Director of Photography
Lesley Abernethy Costume Designer
Laura Hill Make-up Designer
Arthur Sharpe Composer
Anna Toffolo Graphics
Craig Wright Graphics
Graham Drover 1st Assistant Director


Guilt, series one, episode two review

Eight months and many thousands of programme hours in, the new BBC Scotland channel has an appointment-to-view hit on its hands with the comedy drama Guilt.

Alison Rowat, The Herald, 1st November 2019

The humour gets bleaker as the plot thickens in this tale of two brothers trying to cover up their guilt after a hit-and-run. Max (Mark Bonnar) pays the dead man's neighbour a visit. Meanwhile, Jake (Jamie Sives) takes a shine to the victim's niece. This episode airs on BBC Two next Wednesday.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 31st October 2019

Guilt review

Plenty of guilty pleasures from darkest Scotland.

Joe Clay, The Times, 31st October 2019

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