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SHETLAND: Season 5

A severed hand washes up on a beach in a scene from SHETLAND Season 5.
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A severed hand washes up on a beach in a scene from SHETLAND Season 5.

Airs Sundays, June 14 - July 19, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves' bestselling detective series returns for Season 5 as DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) faces a compelling new single mystery.

A human hand washes up on a Shetland beach. A few hours later, more body parts are discovered in a hold-all that has been dumped at sea. The victim is identified as a young Nigerian man, spotted in Lerwick a few days before. What was he doing on the islands?

In investigating his murder, DI Perez becomes involved in the search for a vulnerable young woman, leading him to uncover a complex network of human trafficking across Scotland’s remote rural communities.

SHETLAND: Season 5 Trailer

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1 repeats Sunday, June 14, at 11 p.m. - A severed hand washes up on a Shetland beach. Further body parts are discovered in a hold all that has been dumped at sea. Perez and the team begin a complex murder investigation.

A scene from episode 1 of SHETLAND Season 5.
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A scene from episode 1 of SHETLAND Season 5.

Episode 2 repeats Sunday, June 21 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV - A horrifying discovery at the Hayes house changes the course of the investigation. Perez establishes the probable cause for Daniel’s murder and his sister Zezi’s disappearance.

A scene from episode 1 of SHETLAND Season 5 featuring D.S. “Tosh” McIntosh (Alison O’Donnell), D.I. Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall).
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A scene from episode 1 of SHETLAND Season 5 featuring D.S. “Tosh” McIntosh (Alison O’Donnell), D.I. Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall).

Episode 3 repeats Sunday, June 28 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV - Sandy feels the heat in the aftermath of Calum’s suicide. Convinced that McGuire is the key to cracking the case, Perez travels to Glasgow in an attempt to track him down.

A scene from episode 3 of SHETLAND Season 5.
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A scene from episode 3 of SHETLAND Season 5.

Episode 4 repeats Sunday, July 5 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV - Sure that Zezi is being held on Shetland, Perez and the team ramp up the pressure on their remaining leads. Personally, Perez finds himself in turmoil after his kiss with Alice.

A scene from episode 4 of SHETLAND Season 5.
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A scene from episode 4 of SHETLAND Season 5.

Episode 5 repeats Sunday, July 12 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV - The discovery of Nikki’s body intensifies the search for Zezi. Perez feels that time is running out. A desperate Olivia ties to get information from Jamie Hayes.

A scene from episode 5 of SHETLAND Season 5.
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A scene from episode 5 of SHETLAND Season 5.

Episode 6 repeats Sunday, July 19 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV - 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 traumatized after his discovery on the beach.

A scene from episode 6 of SHETLAND Season 5.
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A scene from episode 6 of SHETLAND Season 5.