Debbie O’Malley’s new three-part drama premieres this week on ITV1 – and it’s been garnering a lot of praise. The Radio Times featured it as one of their 13 ‘best dramas’ for the new season, also naming it ‘Pick of the Day’, deeming it “thoughtful and promising”, and designated it ‘Drama of the Week’.
The TV Times gave it five stars, saying it’s “an evocative piece with well-woven script and superb performances” and the Telegraph on Saturday called it "stylish, simple and devoid of easy answers". Add to that a raft of ‘Pick of the Day’ and ‘Critic’s Choice’ accolades from the Observer, Sunday Times and more, and we think you’ll agree it’s rather exciting.
Produced by Hartswood Films (Sherlock) and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Endeavour, Vera), we at Blake Friedmann are looking forward to tuning in.
THE GUILTY is set across two timelines – 2008 and present day – and tells the story of DC Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig – Episodes, Friday Night Dinner), who investigates the disappearance of little Callum Reid whilst coping with her own young son’s diagnosis with autism.
Following an annual neighbourhood barbecue, Claire and Daniel Reid frantically search for Callum when they awake to find him missing. Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge, Coronation Street) and Darren Boyd (Case Sensitive, Dirk Gently) play the young couple living in hope that their son will one day be found.