The Guilty

Series 1 - Episode 3



The final episode of what’s been an effective thriller is weighed down by far too much plangent piano music and soft-focus memories aimed at pushing us into feeling oh so sad. But both are superfluous. The writing and acting can do that all by themselves as we discover what really happened to little Callum Reid.

As DCI Maggie Brand (excellent Tamsin Greig) digs deeper into the backgrounds of Callum’s family and his neighbours, and with everyone apparently nursing burdensome secrets, she’s having problems with her own troubled little son. Her boss, as TV detective bosses tend to do, is also breathing down her neck, desperate to wrap up the murder inquiry. “You have to let it go, it’s over,” he tells her. But is it?


Maggie has no choice but to charge her prime suspect when he reveals information only the killer could have known, but she's not convinced he is the culprit. A brutal death then seems to close the case for good and the detective faces a tough decision. Will she protect her career or expose the truth? Meanwhile, Claire and Daniel's marriage is pushed to breaking point by the return of their neighbour Teresa, and the reappearance of an old face leaves Luke shaken. Crime drama set across two timelines, starring Tamsin Greig, Katherine Kelly and Darren Boyd. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Reid Darren Boyd
DCI Maggie Brand Tamsin Greig
Claire Reid Katherine Kelly
Tom Rose Christopher Fulford
DC Max Cauldwell David Pusey
DC Lenny Jackson Jade Ogugua
DC Ron Singer Jay Simpson
DS Vinesh Roy Arsher Ali
Jeb Colman Jamie Sives
Sam Colman Tommy Potten
Sister Anne Lorraine Hilton
Older Luke Reid Jude Foley
Ruth Hyde Pooky Quesnel
Felix Hyde Joe Zanetti
Teresa Morgan Ruta Gedmintas
DSI Alan Reece Tom Beard
Miss Brenner Nicola Sian
Young Luke Reid Teddy Fitzpatrick
Callum Reid Daniel Runacres-Grundstrom
Frank Lawson Alan Williams
Lynn Brand Linda Marlowe
Dr Mike Rowntree Adam Kotz
Educational psychologist Rick Bacon
Child psychologist Jenny Howe
Director Ed Bazalgette
Executive Producer Beryl Vertue
Producer Elaine Cameron
Writer Debbie O'Malley
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