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Guilt's cast confirmed as filming begins in Scotland for next series of BBC hit



It was one of the standout screen success stories of 2019.

And now filming is underway in Scotland on the second series of multi award-winning BBC Two and BBC Scotland drama, Guilt.

A new cast has been confirmed for the next run, including Sara Vickers, Phyllis Logan, Stuart Bowman, Greg McHugh, Ian Pirie, Rochelle Neil and Sandy McDade.

They join returning stars Mark Bonnar, Jamie Sives and Emun Elliot.

Mark Bonnar, who plays flawed lawyer Max, is delighted to be back filming Guilt again: “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. He’s really putting us through the mill! And of course, I’m over the moon to be working with Jamie again.

“We’ve assembled a fantastic crew – many returning from series one – and I know they’re just as excited as us to be a part of this wonderful show.”

The new four-part season is once again written by Neil Forsyth (whose previous work includes Eric, Ernie and Me and Bob Servant.

Viewers are promised another twisting, surprising story which picks up the action two years after the dramatic finale.

The cliffhanger finished with  disparate brothers, Max (Mark Bonnar) and Jake (Jamie Sives) facing up to their guilt after accidentally killing an old man.

Characters old and new will now battle the consequences of their actions, amidst shocking new developments.

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Writer and Executive Producer Neil Forsyth adds: “I’m delighted that we’ve been given the opportunity to continue the  Guilt  story. Once again, we have an amazing cast and creative team and I can’t wait to see them bring the scripts to life”.

Co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North, the show is supported by Screen Scotland’s Broadcast Content Fund.

The new series of Guilt is expected to air on both BBC Two and BBC Scotland in 2021.

The programme aired on both BBC Two and on BBC Scotland in 2019.

To date, the joint commission has been watched by 3 million people across the UK, with more than half a million of those in Scotland, and it was the most-requested BBC Scotland title on BBC iPlayer during its initial linear run.

Series 1 of Guilt is available now on BBC iPlayer.





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