Guilt on Masterpiece Season 2

Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning on Aug. 28

Hailed by The Guardian (UK) as “a witty, scintillating treat,” the contemporary dramedy set in Edinburgh continues with riveting plot twists and a strong vein of dark humor. When disgraced lawyer Max McCall (Mark Bonnar) is released from prison, he finds himself entwined in a gripping new story with characters old and new, as they battle the consequences of their actions amidst shocking new developments. Emun Elliot returns as Kenny and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) joins the cast as Maggie.


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“It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up” goes the old saying. But that didn’t stop brothers Max and Jake, who hit 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 in “Guilt,” a four-part “Masterpiece” series.

Hit-and-run perpetrators usually leave the body at the scene, but Max and Jake carry Walter’s corpse to his house nearby and set him up in an easy chair. There, they find a letter revealing that Walter had terminal cancer. “He was dying slowly. We just made it quick,” says Max with relief. “He’d probably thank us.” The pair even attend Walter’s wake to retrieve incriminating evidence – but when Jake hits it off with Walter’s niece, Max’s plan to escape justice gets even more complicated.

Although the brothers are no longer close, they are now co-conspirators in a crime that grows in severity as they dig a deeper and deeper pit of evasions and desperate stratagems.

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