Shetland (BBC-1 2013, Doug Henshall, Mark Bonnar)

Crime drama series in which Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez investigates murder on Scotland’s Shetland Isles.

Based on novels by Ann Cleeves (like ITV series Vera), the series which is mostly not filmed on the Shetland Isles (but obviously does make great play of the amazing Isle scenery when it needs to) began life with a two part pilot broadcast 10-11 March 2013 before graduating to a six part series beginning 11 March 2014.

Season three saw the season format change to one continuous story rather than stand alone two-parters.

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Pilot and first season stories all based on novels by Cleeves, these were Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning.

production details
UK | BBC-1 – BBC Scotland | 60 minutes | 2013
Script: Ann Cleeves,

Douglas Henshall as D.I. Jimmy Perez
Erin Armstrong as Cassie Perez
Alison O’Donnell as DS Alison McIntosh
Steven Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson
David Hayman as Joe Dalhousie
Julie Graham as Rhona Kelly
Bill Paterson as James Perez
Mark Bonnar as Duncan Hunter
Neve McIntosh as Kate Kilmuir
James Greene as Andrew Haldane
Sophie Rundle as Sophie
Alex Norton as Cameron Watt
John Lynch as Frank Blake
Michael Nardone as Donnie Tulloch
Stephen Walters as Thomas Malone
Gerard Miller as Allan Killick
Fiona Bell as Donna Killick
Julia Brown as Molly Kilmuir
Steven Cree as John Henderson
Martin Wenner as Professor Paul Berglund
Leanne Best as Annabel
Sandra Voe as Mima Wilson
Iain Robertson as Jerry Markham
Alexander Morton as Joseph Wilson
Sara Vickers as Leanne Randall
Frances Grey as Jess Collins
Nina Sosanya as Willow Reeves

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