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Crime drama to return

Scottish actor Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez - Photo: BBC/ITV Studios

A FURTHER six parts of the successful Shetland crime drama will be filmed in the isles next year.

On Wednesday, one day after the last part of the current series was broadcast on BBC1, the cooperation announced that it had commissioned further episodes.

The previous second series had received a 29.5 percent audience share in Scotland.

BBC head of drama production Scotland, Christopher Aird, said: “Shetland is a really distinctive crime series that has proved hugely popular with audiences both here in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.

“I am thrilled it has been commissioned for a third outing and rest assured we have some really exciting plans for viewers from DI Perez and his team.”

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