THE GUILTY earns glowing reviews after its opening hour...

The tense and suspenseful first episode of Debbie O'Malley's THE GUILTY aired last night, and here's a snippet of what the reviewers are saying:

***** A feast of red herrings as ITV serves up another crime classic... there was a moment of scene setting that was so clever I wanted to stand up and applaud... Catch up if you missed it last night: it promises to be unmissable.
The Daily Mail

When ITV get it right, they get it so right with their crime drama... extremely enjoyable and striking
The Huffington Post

Powerful new three-part drama... It's terrifically done (and) very well acted too... Who did it? I have no idea.... 
The Daily Express

Heartbreaking and harrowing - and it's only the first episode...

We're so looking forward to next week's episode - if you missed it, catch up here.









ITV commissions Debbie O’Malley’s mystery series


THE GUILTY, an original 3 x 60-minute drama series written by Debbie O'Malley (LAW & ORDER; UK, CASE HISTORIES, SILK), has gone into production. Starring Tamsin Grieg (EPISODES, FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER) as DCI Maggie Brand, the series follows an investigation into the death of a little boy after his body is discovered five years after he went missing. The drama, produced by Hartswood Films, will be set over two time periods - the time of the boy's disappearance and the time of the investigation.

The boy's parents, played by Katherine Kelly and Darren Boyd, hold a barbeque on the night their son vanishes, and a violent, alcohol-fuelled row with neighbours that night causes rifts and suspicion within the community. DCI Brand, stricken with terrible morning sickness at the time of the disappearance, is back in action when the boy's body is found, and is determined to find out what happened to him.

The show was commissioned by Steve November at ITV, and will be directed by Ed Bazalgette. Elaine Cameron will produce, and Beryl Vertue is executive producer. Beryl says of the project: "We're delighted to be working with ITV again on The Guilty and have been buoyed by its enthusiasm for the scripts and the fantastic casting."

THE GUILTY is due to be transmitted in Autumn of this year.