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 4

Guilt. Image shows from L to R: Jake McCall (Jamie Sives), Max McCall (Mark Bonnar)
The old man's death returns to haunt the brothers, with Max and Jake each deciding who to save and who to sacrifice.

Further details

As the old man's death returns to haunt the brothers, Max and Jake each decide who to save and who to sacrifice.

Sheila plays dumb when she discovers Henry the lawyer has unwittingly uncovered her lies about Angie and informed the police. With Angie taken in for questioning, Max reluctantly sits in on her police interview and uncomfortably listens to her startling confession.

With the truth about Walter's death edging ever closer to being revealed, Max orders Jake to leave with Angie and start a new life while they still can - he's got things covered. However, an untrusting Angie suspects Max is going to hatch a deal with Sheila and double-cross his brother.

Having uncovered Sheila's guilty secret, Max thinks he finally has the upper hand over his blackmailer. With the tables finally turned, Max offers Sheila a tempting deal to bring matters to a close, once and for all. Meanwhile, Claire makes a drastic decision about her future happiness while Kenny puts the final pieces of his investigation together.

As secrets and lies unravel, and guilt becomes unbearable, the brothers reach a crossroads in their relationship with lives changed forever.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th November 2019
BBC Scotland
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 20th November 2019 9:00pm BBC2
Saturday 22nd February 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 3rd September 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 10th October 2021 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 8th November 2021 11:50pm BBC4
Wednesday 8th December 2021 1:10am BBC4
Wednesday 5th 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
Bill Paterson Roy Lynch
Henry Pettigrew Stevie Malone
Gregor Firth Archie
Noof McEwan Cameron Lovat
Gordon Brown Maurice
Guest cast
Sylas Szabolcs Victor Kuqo
Anneika Rose DC Nicola Bowman
David Burns Jaffa
Jayson Bunting Solicitor
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, BBC Two, review

An unexpected Scottish treat with a pitch-black tone.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 20th November 2019

Guilt, episode 4, review

At long last, a drama that stays good to the last episode.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 20th November 2019

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