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. 8 episodes (2 series), 2019 - 2021. Stars Mark Bonnar, Jamie Sives, Ruth Bradley, Sian Brooke and others.

Next new episode is on Tuesday at 10pm. Series 2, Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on BBC iPlayer   Series 2, Episode 2 is repeated on BBC2 tomorrow at 9pm.


Series 2, Episode 1

In an Edinburgh cellar, two gunshots ring out. Across town, Max McCall is released from prison. These two events gradually converge as Max tries to rebuild his life, while new arrival Erin is trying to save hers.

Further details

When Roy Lynch rebuffs Max's efforts at a reconciliation, Max turns to Kenny for help - despite their troubled history. However, this is a newly confident Kenny, with a budding new relationship, and he provides Max with a tougher challenge than expected.

To help his daughter, Roy finally turns to Max and Kenny and forces them to help him. It appears that Max's fall from grace is complete - but he has a secret motivation to reveal.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Tuesday 12th October 2021
BBC Scotland
60 minutes


Guilt - Series 2 review

Scotland's answer to Fargo is still deliciously twisted.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 12th October 2021

Guilt review

As an advert for Edinburgh, the cruelly comic thriller Guilt (BBC2) is inviting.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 15th October 2021

Guilt review

A coiled spring of dour, dry, deprecating drama.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 15th October 2021

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