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8 June 1992 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Kitchen ... Steven Vey

Sean Gallagher ... Eddy Doyle
Caroline Catz ... Nicky Lennon

Lee Ross ... Tommy

Andrew Tiernan ... Leo
Carol Starks ... Tanya Penny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Allen ... Robson
Al Ashton ... Insp. Brunskill
Peter Blythe ... Chris Bouch
Adrian Cairns ... Cauldwell
Michael Carter ... Giles
Iain Cuthbertson ... Lord Chancellor
Eleanor David ... Sarah Vey

Tim Dutton ... Harry
Michael Fitzgerald ... Benny
Tiffany Griffiths ... Natasha Vey
Annie Hayes ... Mrs. Lennon
Racheal Joseph ... Mrs. Border
Paul Kember ... Martin Doyle
Margery Mason ... Leonora
Marian McLoughlin ... Maddy Doyle
Esther O'Toole ... Imogen Vey

Tony Osoba ... Inspector Atkinson
Cliff Parisi ... Cliff

Terry Pearson ... TV Chat Show Host
Alan Rowlands ... Usher

Serena Scott Thomas ... Mandy Watson
Brian Stirner ... Colin Roberts
Peter Symonds ... Peter Bell
Karl Tessler ... Mechanic
Sandy Warr ... Newsreader

Philip Whitchurch ... Det. Sup. Fallon

Directed by
Colin Gregg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Burke 

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Sarah Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Hal Lindes 
Cinematography by
Derek Suter 
Film Editing by
Mike Mulliner 
Production Design by
Ian Fisher 
Costume Design by
Eileen Hubball 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jackie Davies .... second assistant director
Andrew Foster .... third assistant director
George Gerwitz .... first assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
John Deaton .... focus puller
Keith Hollingworth .... best boy
Dickie Lee .... grip
John Maskall .... camera operator
Pat Melody .... gaffer
Other crew
Ann Simpson .... script supervisor

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197 min (4 parts)
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One Of The Best TV Movies Ever Made, 17 September 2012
Author: Desertman84 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The Guilty, a two-part TV movie that features Michael Kitchen,Sean Gallagher, and Caroline Catz. Written by Simon Burke, it offers up an amazing amount of twists and turns and double-backs to its clever, dense script, creating complex characterizations fitted into a rape/murder mystery storyline that actually does deliver on that old cliché: it leaves you guessing right up to the end.

Amoral and ambitious barrister Steven Vey has a drunken moment with his new secretary where his aggression gets out of hand--setting in motion a crazily intricate plot: the traumatized secretary, having given up on any legal recourse, threatens to go to the tabloids with her story. Vey's hitherto unknown son comes to London seeking to meet his real father; after a chance encounter, Vey offers the young man (whom he still doesn't know is his son) a job: to eliminate his problem with the secretary. But the son has, by coincidence, met the secretary and started falling in love with her.

This is an absolutely first-class thriller from the U.K. for it fashions another complex and thoroughly ambiguous drama grafted onto a standard murder mystery framework and then pulls out the stops to with clever twists and double-backs. Michael Kitchen, Sean Gallagher and Caroline Catz are excellent here. One of the best made-for-TV dramas I've seen. It is more of a character study and the complexities of being human.Highly recommended for people who likes good films.

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