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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Tuesday, 25th December 2012

    BBC Drama, starring Douglas Henshall, when is it going to be shown? Or has it been on and I've missed it?

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    Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Tuesday, 25th December 2012

    Not missed ...... But no date I could find for Tx.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Tuesday, 25th December 2012

    Have to keep an eye on smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

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    Posted by Going_once (U14931925) on Tuesday, 25th December 2012

    Have favourited this - thanks Guv. Been looking forward to it.

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Sunday, 27th January 2013

    Have to keep an eye on smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/progra...  Still no sign of Shetland. Have you heard anything more? Is there a reason it's been delayed?

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Sunday, 27th January 2013

    Reasonably strong rumours (better than 75% probability) suggest sometime in March.

    Note on probability, if you consider the National Lottery a good investment then read the above March as "dunnow"

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    Posted by goodhelenstar (U13943062) on Sunday, 27th January 2013

    No clues about transmission date but you might find this interesting:
    www.shetnews.co.uk/r...

    It includes interviews with the writer, producers and co-star Steven Robertson, who is a policeman in this but tends to play creepy parts - you might remember him from Being Human - and who is actually from Shetland. No interview with DH though there are pics from the promotional event of him with a terrible moustache which I hope is for another part!

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    Posted by Arthur Sixpense (U10838182) on Sunday, 27th January 2013

    Shetland - ah that reminds me - I need a pony.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    It looks like the March probability is better than 90% now for Shetland, this press release....
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space Date: 07.02.2013Last updated: 08.02.2013 at 15.47
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space Ends with "It is scheduled to TX in mid-March (tbc)."
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    So unless there is a real discovery on the Shetland Islands the trailers should start soon for Shetland.

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    It looks like the March probability is better than 90% now for Shetland, this press release....
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space Date: 07.02.2013Last updated: 08.02.2013 at 15.47
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space Ends with "It is scheduled to TX in mid-March (tbc)."
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    So unless there is a real discovery on the Shetland Islands the trailers should start soon for Shetland.
     
    Thanks so much for this update. I've been checking every week or so to try and find a start date. Hopefully, March will be it!

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    Posted by clootiedumplin (U14281026) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    'Shetland' seems to have dropped off the trailers for new drama showing at the moment.
    Don't know why they named it 'Shetland', though. If they film another book in the quartet will they call it 'Shetland 2'?

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Thursday, 21st February 2013

    It looks like the March probability is better than 90% now for Shetland, this press release....
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space Date: 07.02.2013Last updated: 08.02.2013 at 15.47
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space Ends with "It is scheduled to TX in mid-March (tbc)."
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    So unless there is a real discovery on the Shetland Islands the trailers should start soon for Shetland. 

    Confirmation of date now

    Shetland Episode 1/2
    Sunday 10 March 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
    Possible spoilers smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    Shetland Episode 2/2
    Monday 11 March 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
    Possible spoilers smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    Shetland Media Pack
    Possible spoilers smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

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    Posted by QE (U15612083) on Thursday, 21st February 2013

    Shetland Episode 1/2
    Sunday 10 March 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

    Shetland Episode 2/2
    Monday 11 March 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE 
    I wonder at what stage in the production they insert preview clips of episode 2 at the end of episode 1, and if it's too late to suggest that the majority of viewers would probably rather they didn't.

    Or is it just me who likes to see a drama unfold as the writer intended, even if it does mean being kept in suspense for, in this case, 23 hours?

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    Posted by Dame Bouncy Castle (U1358361) on Friday, 1st March 2013



    According to Ann Cleeves, who wrote the book on which it is based:

    Ann Cleeves gave it her approval: "It's great," she said. "It's not faithful to the book but it's faithful to the atmosphere and spirit of the book. It's important that it's a good piece of TV rather than stick rigidly to the book."  

    I've read several of her books set in Shetland and thoroughly enjoyed them. I hope the TV show does them justice.

    Of course, she also wrote the Vera books too, and I thought ITV did them very well.

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Monday, 4th March 2013

    The setting is attractive so I will give this a go. I am hoping it won't disappoint like Mayday.

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    Posted by goodhelenstar (U13943062) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Douglas Henshall was on Loose Ends yesterday talking about this:
    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

    He talks a bit about accents once Clive Anderson has finished making fun of his name.

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    Posted by Jeff (U13971268) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Interesting factoid I learnt from Google maps while doing my prep for the programme just now: Lerwick is not on Shetland Island, which it seems is just one of the Shetland Islands. Confusing!

    Also if you just type Lerwick into the search bar then go straight into Streetview, you are faced with a wall with a load of cannon on top. Presumably there to keep us English out smiley - smiley

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    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    It's very Green.

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    Posted by mal (U5924339) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Boring . miserable, bleak.. Nah not for me . Just another cop show in a different location.

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    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Boring . miserable, bleak.. Nah not for me . Just another cop show in a different location.  


    I just really want to like something new but they just can't make decent, well shot stuff these days.

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    Posted by BryanLuc (U12989423) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Very pretty scenery, looks interesting but oh the strong accents
    Ok if watched with subtitles

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    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Very pretty scenery, looks interesting but oh the strong accents
    Ok if watched with subtitles 
    Totally agree. I had to use subtitles, but gave up because there were too many characters and I hadn't a clue who a lot of people were.

    But, the scenery was amazing.

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    Posted by ferval (U14315357) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    What a shame that this whole drama seems to be predicated on a factual error. In Scotland as soon as human remains are found on a dig the whole thing stops and the police informed immediately so the grandson, as local policeman, would have been called to the site right away. It can't restart until the police give them the OK. If that didn't happen, the D.I. would be wanting to know why.

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    Posted by Twinkles (U14947618) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I can understand every word which makes a change! smiley - ok

    Not sure why they are using a green lens though? Everything has a green hue, sofas, clothes, house furnishings, all look a bit odd.

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    Posted by pedrokelly (U1360661) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I thought it wasn't bad. I will watch again tomorrow.

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    Posted by meddaboy (U15031418) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    truly remarkable scenery i would love to visit,where is it.is it near wales,i think i will go back packing and take a tent with me and maybe a fishing rod next summer. the programme was absolute rubbish,very very slow,henshell is avery poor actor,his accent was mid atlantic / highland / glasgow.dr who would maybe be his limit,or talking nonsense on a jonathon ross / grahaham norton type show.

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    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    truly remarkable scenery i would love to visit,where is it.is it near wales,i think i will go back packing and take a tent with me and maybe a fishing rod next summer. the programme was absolute rubbish,very very slow,henshell is avery poor actor,his accent was mid atlantic / highland / glasgow.dr who would maybe be his limit,or talking nonsense on a jonathon ross / grahaham norton type show. 


    yes, the Shetlands are indeed in Wales........ Just West of Snowdonia.

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    Posted by Brenda Stark (U15643302) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    OK you You Numpties
    Geography lesson.....Shetalnd is of the NORTH coast of Scotland!! Just wanted to mention that if you were to visit, they have their own dialect!.....not a mixture of Glasgow & Edinburgh accents. Good story, but a few locals would have been appreciated!!! Sure the Shetlanders would agree!

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    Posted by ninemaidens (U10751091) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Boring . miserable, bleak.. Nah not for me . Just another cop show in a different location.  


    I just really want to like something new but they just can't make decent, well shot stuff these days.  
    Utterly tedious.

    Scenery is. no compensation for dreary characters and lack of any sense suspense.


    We have brilliant crime writers in this country , I wish the BBC would discover them.


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    Posted by Sinniberg (U15056397) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I'm from Shetland and I'm afraid I gave up on it after half an hour. It was even worse than I feared.

    The only thing Shetland about it was the scenery and real backdrop life - the rest was as Shetland as bagpipes.

    The characters were absolutely dreadful and didn't even resemble anything remotely Shetland. The personal names/surnames were even worse.

    It was supposed to be at the end of January due to the famous Up-Helly-Aa fire festival connection which would equate to wet, cold and windy weather but the weather at times was summer(mist/blue skies).

    I don't know what more I can say apart from rubbish.

    Oh, btw, it's never "The Shetlands", it's just Shetland. Saying "The Shetlands" is like saying "The Scotlands" or "The Englands".

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    Posted by Technicolour (U4590479) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Scenery?

    Cold, barren looking grass and hills. Hardly spectacular - though I dare say it maybe in reality, it was ordinary enough as shown here.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    This isn't working for me. I'm not saying it's a bad drama, it's just a bit ordinary. To be honest it has the feel of a feeble Wallander story, based around a picture post-card experience, within which is a basic and not very interesting story-line.

    To be honest I found myself more interested in the scenery than the story - I will watch the second part, but a few months from now I doubt I will remember this programme.

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    It's not exactly ground breaking but it's pleasant enough for a Sunday evening. I do want to know how it ends. I always thought that the Shetlands was short for the Shetland Islands.

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    Posted by Going_once (U14931925) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I liked it - not brilliant but workmanlike and lovely scenery and so forth. Douglas Henshall as usual easy on the eye. However, worked better when I changed my TV to film sound which cleared up the voices and to dynamic picture - which got rid of the green lens effect. Will certainly watch tomorrow and it's not often I say that about BBC dramas. Good effort.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I quite like it, but I'm having trouble getting my head round who they all are. By the time I've sorted it out it'll be over.

    Could do with a 'Characters' tab on the programme page.

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    Posted by Maria (U14341913) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

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    Twinkles - You may need to have your TV checked out. A green hue on everything?? Don't think so.

    and ........you understood EVERY word? I'm a Scot and once or twice I thought, our friends south of the border might require a wee subtitle now and again. I did myself - but that was for the Irish woman!! a joke..

    Seriously though - wasn't that a brilliant Sunday evening entertainment? Countryfile superb! Call the Midwife - utterly the best ever! Shetland......wait 'til the final one tomorrow.......


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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I liked it, and as it's only two episodes it's worth staying with it, even if you think it's not much cop.

    The scenery is glorious. I've been to Shetland...which is nearer to Norway than it is England, Wales or the rest of Scotland smiley - winkeye

    To the poster who said the BBC should find good crime writers, it's based on a book by Anne Cleeves Red Bones which I think is part of her Shetland Quartet novels.

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    Posted by ARENA (U3567614) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Good stuff...........a tonic after last weeks tripe, Mayday

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    Posted by Weaver (U6224685) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Message 24.

    Twinkles - You may need to have your TV checked out. A green hue on everything?? Don't think so.

    and ........you understood EVERY word? I'm a Scot and once or twice I thought, our friends south of the border might require a wee subtitle now and again. I did myself - but that was for the Irish woman!! a joke..

    Seriously though - wasn't that a brilliant Sunday evening entertainment? Countryfile superb! Call the Midwife - utterly the best ever! Shetland......wait 'til the final one tomorrow.......


     
    I am very south of the border and I had absolutely no trouble understanding everything that was said.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this and am looking forward to tonight's episode.

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    Posted by Alf Hartigan (U2277114) on Monday, 11th March 2013


    even if you think it's not much cop 

    Not much cop...!

    That's what I thought. Just one 'on his own' with a fledgling recruit.

    I liked it. It reminded me of "Single Handed" from about five years ago, set in Ireland with another 'lone' cop sorting out the locals amid the barren landscape of the West Coast.

    Then scenery was bleak and unforgiving and I prefer it to a city backdrop with mass housing and urban sprawl.

    I don't think it's going to be in contention for the best detective drama ever shown, but it was an acceptable hour's entertainment for me.

    I studied "The Shetland Bus" for GCE 'O' Level which also brought back memories.

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    Posted by goodhelenstar (U13943062) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    I found this quite confusing - a lot of characters and exposition to absorb, with tonight's second half presumably resolving everything.

    Sandy the pc is Mima's grandson and Joseph's son, and father and son don't get a long - that was clear. Jimmy and Cassie's natural father - can't remember his name - seemed to be remarkably chummy given that Jimmy had married Cassie's mother. Hardy too, sitting outside in what is supposed to be the middle of winter.

    I was puzzled by Hattie - why was she so upset about Mima's death? Is she related to her too or did I make that up? Her surname is James and her mother lives in Glasgow, so was she only there for the dig? If so, was she upset because she's a sensitive soul (or, please no, another supernatural crime drama)?

    I'm going to have to watch this again before the denouement.

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    Posted by Lemon Sabotage (U9577550) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    I don't think we found out the answers to any of your questions in last night's episode, so presumably all will be revealed tonight.

    I thought it was good, but then I've never been further north than Skye.
    I sympathise those who complain about inaccurate accents, but they must have made some concession to us Sassenachs being able to follow what was being said.

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    Posted by goodhelenstar (U13943062) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    I'm not familiar with the Shetland accent but Steven Robertson, pc Sandy, is from Shetland so his is the real deal.

    Douglas Henshall said on Loose Ends that they didn't attempt Shetland accents - I suppose, given the moaning that went on with the Mummerset accents in Broadchurch and others, that was a sensible decision, though I confess it does irritate me a bit when Scottish casting directors assume that any Scottish accent will do. Gemma Chan's accent was very impressive though.

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    Posted by ARENA (U3567614) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    There seems to be confused and scarce information about it on IMDB


    It's not going to be a series, is it?

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    Posted by Vickytorious (U14098212) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    I didn't think this was a patch on Mayday....and I think the main reason is that Mayday was shown over 5 episodes which let the characters, their relationships and their stories unfold gradually. Shetland has too much going on for it to be easily absorbed in just two, one hour, episodes. It's worth watching though for the scenery and for Douglas Henshall who is one of my favourite actors.

    Having seen the trailers I thought I would need subtitles so turned them on right from the start. After about 10 minutes I found my ear had become attuned to the accents and I was able to turn the subtitles off.

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    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Dear God ~ I hope not.

    There were far too many characters in it and I couldn't get my head round all of them.
    Fortunately, I'm not the only one who found it very difficult to follow - and understand who was related to whom.

    I switched off after 30 minutes as my brain was beginning to hurt.

    Let's have something funny on instead ~ without the necessity of gutter language.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    I was puzzled by Hattie - why was she so upset about Mima's death? Is she related to her too or did I make that up?  
    We weren't told that they were related, but like you I thought they might be.

    The scene that made me think so was the one where it switched rapidly between Perez looking at the pictures of Mima & the Norwegian in wartime and Mima & Hattie in the present day, and Hattie looking at the drawing of the charm thing.

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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    There seems to be confused and scarce information about it on IMDB


    It's not going to be a series, is it? 

    Have a read of this link Arena, and from that I don't think that it is, but they do have 3 more books to do if they want to.

    www.anncleeves.com/s...

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    Posted by mal (U5924339) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    They thought Mayday was slow! Mayday was different. This is just run of the mill cop stuff. Too many of them on tv.

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    Posted by Alsdouble (U524298) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Looking forward to this a lot. Channels clogged rather, this last few weeks. Mayday, Broachurch, The Crash, Lightfields. So, much use of the brain cells and hard drive, recording.

    Disappointing drab and dreary load of rubbish as though thrown together by 'ammer chewers.

    If it built up at all to something the stiff in the grave at the end was like a token offering that maybe this was good. She's Chinese, or Mongolian, or something...Nealy posed, twisted in the corner, deaded.

    I'll watch the conclusion, I suppose but....

    but nothing really...none event. 2 episodes has to be magnificent to matter. This wasn't, so far.

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