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Scottish Crime on Tv – Ann Cleeves – Shetland Series

Acclaimed BBC One murder mystery series Shetland, returns for a new series of three, two-part stories stating on Tuesday 11th March at 9pm for six weeks with Douglas Henshall joined by an array of guest stars. Based on the novels by Ann Cleeves, the second series of Shetland focuses on three stories ,Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning each told as three two-part episodes.


Douglas Henshall returns as Detective Jimmy Perez alongside Steven Robertson as Sandy and Alison O’Donnell as Tosh. Joining the established cast as a new character is Julie Graham who plays straight-talking procurator fiscal Rhona Kelly. This second series also features guest appearances from Brian Cox, Alex Norton, Nina Sosanya, David Hayman, John Lynch and Bill Paterson, among others.

In the first tale adapted from Cleeves Raven Black novel and guest starring Brian Cox , old wounds are painfully reopened as DI Jimmy Perez and his team look into a past crime to solve the present-day murder of a young teenage girl.

The second two-parter episodes 3 and 4 ,Dead Water guest stars Alex Norton, Nina Sosanya and David Hayman. When a journalist is killed in an apparent road accident, suspicions arise and it looks as though opposition to a gas pipeline might be in some way connected. And when another brutal murder shocks the island, secrets and lies unravel.

And the concluding two-part story guest starring Bill Paterson and John Lynch sees Perez return to his childhood home after the murder of a scientist on the beautiful island of Fair Isle. Tensions run high as a storm on the mainland forces Perez to work in isolation, compelling all of the suspects to remain together under one roof.


One response to “Scottish Crime on Tv – Ann Cleeves – Shetland Series

  1. Love these books, so really looking forward to the TV series coming back.

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