BBC’s Shetland earns top honours at Scottish Baftas

BBC crime series Shetland triumphed at the Scottish Baftas on Sunday night earning two awards.

Lead actor Douglas Henshall won the best television actor gong against strong competition from Peter Capaldi and Sam Heughan. The show itself also won best television drama.

The third season of the show, which aired earlier this year, was met with positive reviews from critics and high viewing figures resulting in four nominations at this year’s ceremony – more than any other show.

The show was also shortlisted in the directing (Jan Matthys) and writing (Gaby Chiappe) categories

A fourth series of Shetland, which is based on a series of novels by Ann Cleeves, will begin filming next year.


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