REVIEW Shetland (S6 E1/6)

Isn’t it strange. The bleaker and more stark the landscape is – and the less populated an island or country is – the more comforting a crime drama seems to be. Take Shetland for example. Now on to its sixth series, this hardy perennial is set on those beautiful, windswept islands north of Scotland, and…

First trailer released for Shetland series six

As we all know, series six of Shetland is starting next week. The forthcoming new series centres on the doorstep murder of a prominent local figure, a case which strikes at the heart of the Shetland Isles and its people. As Perez and his team uncover a kaleidoscope of motives for the murder, their investigation…

Shetland series six gets transmission date

We knew that series six of Shetland was just around the corner, and now BBC One has confirmed its start date. The forthcoming new series centres on the doorstep murder of a prominent local figure, a case which strikes at the heart of the Shetland Isles and its people. As Perez and his team uncover…

BBC reveals first look image from series six of Shetland

The BBC has released a first-look image from series of Shetland. The BBC One hit returns to our screens in the autumn (soon, then!) and we now know more about the series. The forthcoming new series centres on the doorstep murder of a prominent local figure, a case which strikes at the heart of the…

Shetland resumes filming series six and seven

We do love a bit of Shetland here at The Killing Times. And the good news is that series six and seven have resumed filming on the islands. Director Isabelle Sieb took to social media to let fans know that production had begun. Showing an image of clipboards in the background, she said: “Gearing up…

SHETLAND Series to resume filming season six and seven in April

BBC One favourite Shetland will resume filming in April. The drama, starring Douglas Henshall, will continue to film back-to-back series on the Scottish island. Award-winning writer of the novels, Ann Cleeves, quote-tweeted a message from the revered Shetland Library, who celebrated the fact Henshall and the crew were coming back to island. Cleeves said: “Well,…

Shetland recommissioned for two more series by BBC One

In what will be very welcome news for many, Shetland has been recommissioned by BBC One for two more series. Douglas Henshall reprising his role as DI Jimmy Perez alongside series regulars Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson. Adapted from Ann Cleeves’ celebrated novels, Shetland debuted on BBC One in 2013 and has gone from strength…

REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E5/6)

We’re almost at the end of this fifth series of Shetland, and things are starting to fall into place. At the heart of most viewers’ discussions is Olivia – the mother of murdered Daniel and the currently incarcerated Zezi. Many have said on social media, or commenting on this site, that they don’t buy her…

REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E4/6)

A few of our commenters have been lamenting the quality of this fifth series, opining that the story isn’t as strong as others previously and that something doesn’t quite ring true with Olivia, the frantic mother of murdered Daniel and the abducted Zezi. I agree with them on the second point (more on Olivia later),…

REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E3/6)

There are two things you can rely on when Shetland hits its mid-series mark. One, that Perez (and/or Tosh) will go on a little geographical sojourn (last year it was Norway), and two, Jimmy will transform from the mild-mannered, softly-burred, overcoated dreamboat to Angry Jimmy. Like clockwork, both of these things happened in this third,…

REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E2/6)

Last week, the series five opener of this superior British crime drama saw Jimmy Perez and his team confronted with a head-scratching case – that of a young Nigerian man, Daniel, who had somehow found himself on Shetland. He ended up murdered, chopped up into pieces, body parts washing up on local beaches. By the…

REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E1/6)

One of the best British crime drama shows, Shetland, made a welcome return tonight. I say ‘best British crime drama’ because it really is, and has lots of the ingredients that make up successful and engrossing crime shows: a lead character that’s likeable and watchable, a supporting cast that exhibits the same kinds of characteristics,…