361 votes


BBC One 2013

Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Shetland

Shetland - S4E6

#1 - Episode 6


Season 4 - Episode 6

Troubled by historical DNA evidence results, Jimmy has to face the fact that Duncan may have been involved in Lizzie Kilmuir's murder, and potentially Sally McColl's as well. A shocked Duncan is brought to the station for questioning, hurt that Perez would even think him capable of murder. However, the detective knows Duncan's lying - perhaps not about the murder, but about something else significant. So when Duncan finally admits he had an affair with Donna, it's not long before a bombshell is dropped.

The episode was rated from 290 votes.

Shetland - S5E6

#2 - Episode 6


Season 5 - Episode 6

With Olivia giving up hope, Perez at last closes in on Zezi's location. But can he reach her before it's too late? Duncan is traumatised after his discovery on the beach.

The episode was rated from 259 votes.

Shetland - S3E6

#3 - Episode 6


Season 3 - Episode 6

As the investigation reaches its final stages, Detective Inspector Perez and his team discover the person responsible for the deaths of Robbie Morton and Michael Thompson is closer to home than any of them thought.

The episode was rated from 314 votes.

Shetland - S4E5

#4 - Episode 5


Season 4 - Episode 5

Following Jo's assault, the team is devastated. While Sandy feels guilty for not protecting her more, Jimmy tries to keep everyone focused, but pressure mounts on him to re-arrest Malone. However, in the absence of evidence, Perez resists. Adding to his stress, DI Cole and DS Jackson from the MIT arrive and begin picking holes in his investigation. Stunned that a search of Malone's farmhouse has not been carried out, Cole and Jackson conduct their own. However, when they arrive, Malone is nowhere to be seen.

The episode was rated from 273 votes.

Shetland - S3E5

#5 - Episode 5


Season 3 - Episode 5

Perez struggles to deal with what has happened to Tosh as he continues to investigate the murders of Robbie Morton and Michael Thompson, but a shocking discovery finally leads him to the identity of who Thompson was going to testify against.

The episode was rated from 323 votes.

Shetland - S3E1
#6 - Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1

When a young man disappears on the Aberdeen to Shetland ferry crossing and a small boy ends up in intensive care, DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate, becoming convinced the two events are connected.

The episode was rated from 355 votes.
Shetland - S4E4
#7 - Episode 4
Season 4 - Episode 4

Perez and Tosh are warned to stay away from Mathias Soderland by the Norwegian Secret Service, who tell them they're meddling in an operation they don't understand. With Soderland their prime suspect for Sally McColl's murder, Perez and Tosh won't be bullied. However, their investigation is suddenly derailed by a shocking discovery.

The episode was rated from 277 votes.
Shetland - S5E3
#8 - Episode 3
Season 5 - Episode 3

Calum is rushed to the hospital after attempting suicide while in custody, which brings Sandy under internal investigation for providing him with a pen. Jimmy travels to Glasgow to investigate human trafficking, but has he brought his family into danger? Meaning, Zezi sees a way to escape from her captor.

The episode was rated from 256 votes.
Shetland - S4E1
#9 - Episode 1
Season 4 - Episode 1

When Shetlander Thomas Malone has his murder conviction overturned after 23 years, which he's spent behind bars, Perez has to reopen an investigation into the 1994 death of local teenager Lizzie Kilmuir. Later, Perez gets a text from Cassie saying she is unexpectedly flying back to Shetland, so he and Duncan meet her at the airport.

The episode was rated from 313 votes.
Shetland - S5E1
#10 - Episode 1
Season 5 - Episode 1

When body parts belonging to a young Nigerian man are discovered on the island, Perez and the team investigate. They use CCTV to trace the victim's last movements, and after scrutinising his emails and social media accounts, the case takes a sinister turn.

The episode was rated from 277 votes.

Last updated: jul 28, 2021



Great show as always. Bummed i have to wait a year for new episodes


Yeah!! Love this show! Glad to see it back!!


Is the show coming back?


I just finished the third season. The whole season revolves around one murder mystery. It was fantastic! I've upgraded my rating from an 8 (great) to a 9 (superb) out of 10. Much see drama, in my books. Now I'm going to revisit season 1 & 2. I think I missed most of it because of my pain meds. It's worth a second look.


While in recovery from surgery, I've started watching Shetland, a crime drama on the island communities of the Shetland Islands. Slow paced, as one might expect from unusual activities being investigated among people who know everyone, but good story lines, excellent, believable character development. I give the series an 8 (great) out of 10, but I'm going to have to rewatch some of it as I was knocked out by pain meds between a part one and a part two of one of the episodes sets.


Really enjoyed the series. Great acting and great stories. Real heart breaker at the end of season 3.


is shetland real? can i move? ^^


Brilliant series - hoping for more episodes.

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