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
Produced by Hartswood Films (Sherlock) and directed by Ed Bazalgette
(Endeavour, Vera), we at Blake
Friedmann are looking forward to tuning in.
Watch the trailer here, more info here, and
catch it on ITV1 at 9pm on Thursday.
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.