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Shetland 

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.
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Douglas Henshall ...  DI Jimmy Perez 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Alison O'Donnell ...  DS Alison 'Tosh' McIntosh / ... 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Steven Robertson ...  DC Sandy Wilson / ... 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Erin Armstrong ...  Cassie Perez 23 episodes, 2013-2019
Mark Bonnar ...  Duncan Hunter / ... 23 episodes, 2013-2019
Julie Graham ...  Rhona Kelly 22 episodes, 2014-2019
Lewis Howden Lewis Howden ...  Sgt Billy McCabe / ... 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Anne Kidd Anne Kidd ...  Cora McLean 14 episodes, 2014-2019
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Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing. Set against a hauntingly beautiful landscape, Shetland is based on the best selling books such as Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning. Written by ahmetkozan

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Julie Graham (Rhona Kelly) & Anne Kidd (Cora McLean) also worked together on Retribution (2016) as Moira Douglas & Meredith respectively. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.45 (2014) See more »

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Good mystery in stunning location
16 March 2013 | by craig-hoptonSee all my reviews

OK, so this wasn't a groundbreaking detective drama. The mystery plot was good (it kept me interested and I wasn't able to work out "whodunit") but it was nothing special.

But I thoroughly enjoyed this two-parter. Why? Well, first of all, the location. The Shetland Islands have an atmosphere and landscape all of their own and provided a wonderful setting. In fact I think they could have made even more of the landscape than they did - they stayed within quite a small area of the islands.

Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez was an excellent lead. He didn't have a particularly strong supporting cast but I found him very engaging and believable.

Finally, I thought they made very good use of the Shetlands' unique history. The Shetland Bus, Up Helly Aa, and an archaeological dig were all weaved into the story, making sure that this drama stayed firmly rooted in its setting. A very diverting and enjoyable two hours.


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10 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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