Shetland Series 8 - Ashley Jensen & Alison O’Donnell

The BBC is returning to Shetland for two more series

With Ashely Jensen leading the investigations, Shetland is commissioned for 2024 and 2025.  Following its successful transition into a post-Jimmy Perez era, after Douglas Henshall left the show, the BBC’s Scottish Isles drama now has its future assured. The BBC have commissioned both Series 9 and 10 of the detective drama Shetland, which is based … >

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Shetland – Ashley Jensen joins the crime drama in 2023

She takes over from Douglas Henshall, who led the show for seven series.  The BBC have announced Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, After Life) as the new lead detective in Shetland. Originally based on the novels by Ann Cleeves, the show began in 2013 with Douglas Henshall starring as the DI Jimmy Perez, for the show’s first … >

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Shetland series 6 — BBC releases a first-look image

BBC release a first-look image for Shetland series 6 coming soon to BBC One Award-winning BBC One drama series, Shetland returns this Autumn for a new thrilling six-part tale with Douglas Henshall reprising his role as DI Jimmy Perez alongside series favourites Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar, Erin Armstrong, Anne Kidd and Lewis Howden. The … >

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Fourth season of BBC One crime drama ‘Shetland’ begins filming

Filming has begun on the next season Shetland on location in Shetland, Glasgow and Norway. Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar and Julie Graham will all be back in the six new episodes. Adapted from Ann Cleeves celebrated novels, Shetland launched on BBC One in March 2013. Henshall returns as DI Jimmy Perez, with new … >

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Final season of ‘Inspector George Gently’ begins filming

The BBC has announced that the next season of Inspector George Gently will the the crime drama’s last. Two new feature-length films have started filming on location in Durham and the North East this week. Created by Peter Flannery and originally based on the Gently novels by Alan Hunter, Inspector George Gently first aired in April 2007 and 23 episodes have … >

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‘Shetland’ Season 3 episode guide

Adapted from the award-winning novels by writer Ann Cleeves, BBC One’s murder-mystery series Shetland returns for a new thrilling six-part tale. DI Jimmy Perez is played by Douglas Henshall, Leanne by Sara Vickers, Robbie by Andrew Rothney, Tosh by Alison O’Donnell, Sandy by Steven Robertson, Freya by Saskia Reeves, Michael by Ciaran Hinds, Rhona Kelly … >

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‘Shetland’ Season 3 Episode 3 review: Perez and Tosh head to Glasgow

Following the climatic death of Ciaran Hinds, Michael Maguire, at the end of Episode 2, and following a two-week absence due to the BBC’s FA Cup coverage, Shetland returned to these shores with more intrigue and drama. In this week’s episode, Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) and Tosh goes to Glasgow to investigate why Michael Maguire’s … >

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‘Shetland’ Season 3 Episode 2 review: Confident, bold storytelling

The second episode of BBC One’s new six-part Shetland story cranked up the tension as the Robbie Monroe storyline gained speed, and Jimmy Perez’s chasing of Michael Maguire continued apace – albeit ending with Maguire being shot and falling off a cliff to his death. The crime drama continues to create an atmosphere of eeriness … >

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