Guilt Returning to BBC Two & BBC Scotland for Season Two


BBC Two and BBC Scotland have commissioned a four-part second season of the award-winning drama Guilt.

Written by Neil Forsyth (Eric, Ernie and Me, Bob Servant) and co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North, Guilt centers on two disparate brothers who become united by guilt when they accidentally run over and kill an old man on a darkened street. Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives lead the cast, which also includes Emun Elliot, Bill Paterson, Sian Brooke, Ruth Bradley and Ellie Haddington.

Season two of Guilt is slated to launch on BBC Two and BBC Scotland in 2021, with filming expected to start in Scotland later this year, following government guidelines around the coronavirus. Guilt will be internationally distributed by BBC Studios.

Patrick Holland, controller at BBC Two, said: “Neil Forsyth’s Guilt was a dark gem in last year’s schedules and I am delighted that the team is returning for a new series. It was a real treat to have Neil’s sharp writing and the wonderful performances, weaving a brilliant tale of lies, deception and skulduggery. Audiences across the U.K. await series two with relish….”

Steve Carson, head of multiplatform commissioning at BBC Scotland, said: “Guilt was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of our year on BBC Scotland and we’re thrilled to bring it back for a second series. Neil Forsyth’s ability to marry comedy and drama together and the brilliant cast that brought his scripts to life made for compelling viewing and made Guilt a must-see moment on TV and iPlayer. With guilt finally catching up with the characters at the end of the last series, who knows what direction Neil will take them in the new series?”

Neil Webster, executive producer for Happy Tramp North, said: “Here we go again. We can’t wait to bring more of Forsyth’s light and shade to the world. Series two is going to be a corker.”

Nerys Evans, creative director of comedy for Expectation, added: “Neil set a high bar with his fantastic scripts on series one, so I’m really excited to hear the new twists and turns he has in store for series two.”