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,…

BBC confirms transmission date for series five of Shetland

Ever since last week, fans of Shetland – the BBC’s crime series based on the best-selling novels by Ann Cleeves – have been very excited: the first trailer from series five was released to the world, which meant that the series itself was just around the corner. Now we have confirmation when series five will…

BBC releases first series five trailer for Shetland

One of the more popular British crime dramas, Shetland, is on its way back to BBC One for a fifth series. The channel has released the first trailer for the new run, which is another six-parter. What do we know about the plot? On a windswept hillside, a young man waits patiently, shivering in a…

Douglas Henshall reveals Shetland series five shooting date

Series four of Shetland has been one of our favourite crime series of the year so far. Douglas Henshall and co were terrific in the six-part story, which told the story of two murders – one a decades-old cold case and a new one – a man who was released from prison for a murder…

Review: Shetland (S4 E6/6), Tuesday 20th March, BBC One

Over the past five episodes, Jimmy Perez and his team have had two murder cases to solve, quite probably connected, a trip to Norway and a fascist cop to contend with, and the fact that a probable miscarriage of justice has taken place, perpetrated by another corrupt cop. That’s quite a lot to deal with,…