Returning: Shetland

Season 5 of murder-mystery Shetland begins this week on BBC First.

Please note these episodes are listed as S4 in the guide, due to S1&2 being rolled together previously.

This screened in the UK in February.

Acclaimed murder-mystery Shetland returns for a new thrilling six-part tale, in which Perez’s investigation uncovers a complex and unsettling network of organised crime.

On a windswept hillside, a young man waits patiently, shivering in a grey suit. He’s waiting for someone. A vehicle appears and he tentatively approaches. A few days later, a jogger on her morning run discovers a severed hand on the beach.

Perez and the team are shocked by the discovery. Even more so, when a holdall containing further body parts, including a head, is found at an inlet nearby. An initial forensic investigation reveals that the body parts all belong to the same victim. What events led up to this discovery?

Spotted in Lerwick a few days before, the team use CCTV to trace the victim’s last movements. Having identified him as a young Nigerian man, they start to scrutinise his emails and social media accounts. And it is then that the investigation takes a sinister turn…

Thursdays at 8.30pm from June 13 on BBC First.

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