REVIEW Shetland (S7 E6/6)

After nine years and 38 episodes, this was the moment Douglas Henshall bid farewell to Jimmy Perez, the Shetland islands’ very own chief protector and high sheriff. Like all the best crime characters, Henshall and Perez seemed a perfect match – Henshall’s friendly, soft features belying a simmering passion and old-fashioned masculinity beneath the surface….

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E5/6)

Not long to go now. In this penultimate episode of not only the series and of Jimmy Perez’s stewardship of the islands, but there were also a lot of twists. A lot. Series seven is certainly giving us bang for our buck when it comes to surprises. At the end of episode four, Connor Cairns’…

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E4/6)

Well, thank goodness for that. At the end of episode three, we were left with an agonising cliffhanger – Tosh, beloved Tosh, was snooping around a caravan hired by missing Connor Cairns and rigged to its eyeballs with explosives. Surely Tosh couldn’t go up with the rest of the caravan? Thankfully no. She (somehow) managed…

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E3/6)

After a solid start to series seven – including an excursion to Glasgow on the mainland, no less – things really moved on in this episode. Jimmy and co, having ruled out any involvement by Danny Cairns in the disappearance of his son Connor were facing a dead end, especially as the young fellow was…

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E2/6)

After last week’s strong start, this week Shetland went on a little excursion. And let’s face it, Shetland loves an excursion or two. Norway, onto mainland Scotland… Jimmy’s been to them all during the show’s long history. And in this episode – only the second episode of the series – Jimmy was off again, and…

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E1/6)

If you’re a crime drama fan and haven’t heard the news that this seventh series of Shetland is to be Douglas Henshall’s last, where have you been? As for the strategy of releasing this news prior to series transmission, I’m torn. Telling people and making a big deal about the fact that DI Jimmy Perez…