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Crime drama returns

Douglas Henshall in his role as detective inspector Jimmy Perez. Photo: BBC

THE THIRD series of BBC crime drama Shetland will hit TV screens in January.

The popular show will return to BBC One on Friday 15 January at 9pm.

The six-part series will see the usual cast – including Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson – joined by a number of new faces.

Among those who will feature in the third series include Games of Thrones‘ Ciaran Hinds, Emmy award winner Archie Panjabi and Anna Chancellor, who has appeared in Downton Abbey.

The six episodes will focus on the disappearance of a man on the ferry journey from Aberdeen to Lerwick. A boy who ends up in intensive care will also form part of the plot.

Filming took place in a number of locations in Shetland last year, such as Lerwick, Sandwater, Voe, Vidlin and Eshaness.

The BBC meanwhile has uploaded a new trailer to YouTube ahead of the new series’ debut, which can be viewed below.

The programme is based on a series of novels by crime writer Ann Cleeves.