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‘Guilt’: If the crash gave you a skrik, wait for the wallop


‘Guilt’: If the crash gave you a skrik, wait for the wallop

Unlike epic multi-season dramas, this four-part BBC Scotland miniseries gets down to business right away

Vianne Venter

Luther. Sherlock. Broadchurch. Happy Valley. The Brits know how to do crime dramas. Now BBC Scotland has brought its own contribution, Guilt, to the table, and it’s getting rave reviews, including a Twitter shout-out from Jed Mercurio, creator of two other greats, Line of Duty and Bodyguard. 

Gentle record store owner Jake (Jamie Sives from Chernobyl) and his high-powered lawyer brother Max (Bafta winner Mark Bonnar from Line of Duty and Catastrophe) don’t like one another very much. In fact, the only reason they’re driving along a quiet road late at night together is because they’ve been to a family wedding. Then they hit an old man, killing him instantly. 

With Jake behind the wheel stoned, uninsured and under the influence, Max makes the call to cover up the accident. But their lives begin to fall apart when the man’s neighbours and relatives start asking questions about how he died. Trapped together by their shared guilt, they soon discover that everyone around them seems to have a hidden agenda ... and they’re not the only ones with something to hide...

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