About the Show
“It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up” goes the old saying. But that didn’t
stop brothers Max and Jake from hiding their guilt after running into an
elderly pedestrian during an inebriated drive home from a wedding. Mark
Bonnar (Unforgotten) and Jamie Sives (To the Ends of the Earth) star as
Max and Jake in a darkly absorbing tale of rascality and deceit, on Guilt,
airing in four parts with back-to-back episodes on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, September 5 and 12 at 9/8c.
Guilt costars Ruth Bradley (Pursuit) as Angie, the niece and closest
relative of the hit-and-run victim, named Walter. Arriving in Edinburgh from her home in Chicago, Angie meets Max and Jake at Walter’s wake, where they have come to retrieve incriminating evidence. Angie and Jake hit it off, which complicates Max’s plan to escape justice.
Also appearing are Emun Elliott (The Paradise) as Kenny, Max’s alcoholic
private detective; Sian Brooke (Sherlock) as Claire, Max’s suspicious wife;
Moyo Akandé (The Hurricane Heist) as Claire’s more-than-gym buddy, Tina; Ellie Haddington (Foyle’s War) as Walter’s pathologically vigilant neighbor, Sheila; and Bill Paterson (Wives and Daughters) as Roy, a sinister mob boss in Edinburgh.
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