Guilt

From Guilt to revenge: the return of the hit Scottish drama

The stylish and twisty BBC Scotland show, which is shot in Edinburgh and returned for a second series this autumn, opens with the antihero, lawyer Max (Mark Bonnar), being released from jail.

“Guilt is spoken about a lot in this series... but this show is more about revenge. Max’s overarching desire is to revenge what has happened to him,” explained the actor.

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“No one takes a taxi without me knowing about it. Every little bit of movement gets tracked. I have a lot of spreadsheets and things are always being added, so I never take my eye off any of it.”

Alison Sill, a freelance production co-ordinator fresh from the set of BBC TV drama Guilt, filmed on location in Edinburgh, is bubbling with anecdotal evidence of just how much effort she and her team have put into hitting their sustainability targets.

New cast confirmed for Guilt as series two begins filming

Neil Forsyth has written another twisting thriller that picks up where the first series left off, with brothers Max (Mark Bonnar) and Jake (Jamie Sives) facing the consequences of their accidental killing of an old man.

Sara Vickers, Phyllis Logan, Stuart Bowman and Ian Pirie will join returning cast Bonnar, Sives and Emun Elliott.

Bonnar said: “I’m completely overjoyed that Guilt is getting a second series! Neil has crafted four amazing scripts with some cracking new characters and an immensely involving plot, full of twists and turns.

Scottish drama Guilt to return for a second series

Jamie Sives and Mark Bonnar in Guilt (credit: BBC)

Written by Neil Forsyth (Bob Servant), the four-part series is expected to begin filming in Scotland later this year to air in 2021.

The first series, which earned Forsyth an RTS-award nomination for Writer - Drama, follows two dissimilar brothers, played by Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) and Jamie Sives (Chernobyl), who are forced together when they accidentally run over and kill an old man on a darkened street.

Just as the brothers begin to think they have gotten away with their crime, the neighbours raise their suspicions.