BBC Award-Winning Dark Comedy-Drama ‘Guilt’ Renewed For Season 2

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06 Jul 20

BBC Award-Winning Dark Comedy-Drama ‘Guilt’ Renewed For Season 2

BBC has announced the award-winning dark comedy-drama Guilt, the first drama commission by BBC Scotland, will return in 2021 for second four-part series in 2021 on BBC Scotland and BBC Two.

Written by Neil Forsyth (‘Eric, Ernie And Me’, ‘Bob Servant’) and co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North, the first series starred Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as two disparate brothers, united by guilt when they accidentally run over and kill an old man on a darkened street. Other cast included Emun Elliot, Bill Paterson, Sian Brooke, Ruth Bradley and Ellie Haddington. Casting for series two will be announced in the coming months.

“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,” commented Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two. “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 UK await series two with relish.”

Guilt has won a number of awards including an RTS Award Scotland for Best Drama; RTS Award Scotland: Camera; Celtic Media Festival Torc Award for Best Drama Series and Neil Forsyth was also nominated for the RTS Best Drama Writer award. It will once again be co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North.

“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,” adds Steve Carson, Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning, BBC Scotland. “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 BBC iPlayer.”

The drama is commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning; Steve Carson, Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning BBC Scotland; and Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two. The Commissioning Executives for the BBC will be Gregor Sharp and Gavin Smith and the indie executive producers will be Neil Webster for Happy Tramp North and Nerys Evans for Expectation. Guilt will be internationally distributed by BBC Studios.