With two murders and no strong leads, can Perez apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe?





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hattie James
Alison O'Donnell ...
Alexander Morton ...
Joseph Wilson
Lewis Howden ...
Sgt Billy McCabe
Ronald Haldane
Professor Paul Berglund
Geraldine Alexander ...
Gwen James
Alison Peebles ...
Vicky Kirkland
Claire Rafferty ...
Anna Haldane


When no other prints are found on the knife that killed Hattie suicide is the first thought as her mother says she was prone to depression. However Perez discovers that she had had a fling with Berglund,which could jeopardise his dig. Perez matches a necklace Hattie was holding to one in an old photograph of Mima with Per Lungstad,one of the Norwegian escapees in the war. Per was supposedly drowned but no body found. However the list of suspects grows as Perez discovers that Berglund was also having an affair with Ronald's wife Anna,a fact Mima could have seen and that Ronald was in debt to Duncan Hunter.Ultimately Perez learns that Mima was upset to see the body being dug up on the archaeological site,reminding her of a secret love affair from over sixty years ago. Ailing Andrew Haldane supplies Perez with some of the facts but,as the crowds gather for Up-Helly-Aa Perez must work out the precise link between past and present and the reason for Mima and Hattie being murdered. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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11 March 2013 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


When DC MacIntosh cautions and arrests the chap at the end she uses the English caution rather than the Scottish one. There are massive differences in the Scottish and English legal system. See more »


[last lines]
Jimmy Perez: We've got the sky, and the sea, and razorbills, and kittiwakes. What more d'you want?
Cassie Perez: Top Shop
[They smile]
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