- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 8
- Genre: Crime Drama
- Starring: Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Erin Armstrong, Mark Bonnar
- Studio: BBC
- Release Date: 2019
What’s it about
Shetland, originally adapted from a novel by award-winning author Ann cleeves (vera), is set against a hauntingly beautiful landscape and tells the story of Jimmy perez (Douglas henshill) and his team as they investigate a complex crime on a close-knit island. In this isolated and sometimes unfriendly environment, the team must rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing to find out the truth. Seasons 1 and 2 are based on bestsellers red bone, black crow, backwater and the blue lightning. Each subsequent episode focused on original mystery stories created for television, each telling more than six gripping stories. In season 3, perez tackles a plot to bring him back to the Scottish mainland that will cost him and his team a terrible personal loss. In season 4, perez faces disturbing parallels between past and present murders, and an investigation that brings him closer to home than he thought. In the latest in a series of reports, a gruesome beach discovery triggers a disturbing case whose effects extend far beyond the island’s shores.
1. Episode 1
A severed hand washes up on a Shetland beach, with further body parts discovered in a holdall dumped at sea. Perez and the team begin a complex murder investigation.
2. Episode 2
A horrifying discovery at the Hayes house changes the course of the investigation. Perez establishes the probable cause for Daniel’s murder and his sister Zezi’s disappearance.
3. Episode 3
Sandy feels the heat. Convinced that McGuire is the key to cracking the case, Perez travels to Glasgow in an attempt to track him down.
4. Episode 4
Sure that Zezi is being held on Shetland, Perez and the team ramp up the pressure on their remaining leads. Personally, Perez finds himself in turmoil after his kiss with Alice.
5. Episode 5
The discovery of Nikki’s body intensifies the search for Zezi. Perez feels that time is running out. A desperate Olivia ties to get information from Jamie Hayes.