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When brothers Max and Jake unwittingly run over and kill an old man, their attempts to cover it up trigger consequences neither of them could ever have imagined in Guilt, a new four-part drama from Scotland with riveting plot twists and a strong vein of black humour. In a residential street in Edinburgh, two disparate brothers, high flying lawyer Max (Mark Bonnar) and Jake a record shop owner (Jamie Sives) accidentally run down an old man, Walter, on their way home from a wedding. Uninsured and under the influence, Jake is persuaded by Max to cover up their deathly deed. However, their hopes that the death will be passed off as natural causes are dashed as neighbours and relatives begin to suspect Walter’s death wasn’t as innocent as it seems. 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 leads them further into a world where everyone seems to have a hidden agenda and they discover they can trust no-one – including each other.

Celtic Media Festival 2020
Title in English
Entry Category
Drama Series
Produced By
Happy Tramp North and Expectation
Jules Hussey
Directed By
Robbie McKillop
Production Partners
BBC Scotland / BBC Two / Screen Scotland
Neil Forsyth
BBC Scotland and BBC Two