Landscape Mysteries (2003)

Landscape Mysteries focused on Shetland in Episode 5 with "The Tower People of Shetland".

Professor Aubrey Manning seeks to solve some of the enduring mysteries of the British landscape through clues in geology, archaeology and natural history.

On the remote Shetland Isles, a series of monumental towers, or Brochs, once dominated the landscape. Aubrey sets off to discover what sort of community built the Brochs towers and for what purpose.

The latest clues are coming from a major archaeological site at Scatness in the southern mainland of Shetland. Here the remains of a Broch settlement are helping to build a picture of the life of these ancient Iron Age people. New studies of the foundations of the Broch suggest a much earlier date for the structure than previously thought. It means the Brochs were built centuries before the Romans advanced up the British coast. Their function seems to have been as a home for the elite of the society.

Landscape Mysteries (2003–)
Landscape Mysteries poster Rating: 8.1/10 (17 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Aubrey Manning
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary
Released: N/A
Plot: N/A

Season 1 - Episode 5:-

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Islands of Scotland (2005)

Shetland had a whole episode dedicated to it in the "Islands of Scotland" programme (Episode 4).
Over six distinct journeys, marvel at the staggering beauty of Scotland’s islands from the air. The latest in challenging aerial photography technology shows the islands in a dramatic new light, from some of the remotest islands in the UK, to some that are within easy reach of Scotland’s mainland cities. This stunning television series was funded by Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig and originally produced in the Gaelic language by SMG TV Productions. Its title, ‘Iomall nan Tonn’ – ‘The Edge of the Waves’ – is beautifully appropriate.

Season 1 - Episode 4:-

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Countryfile (1989 – ongoing)

Countryfile took to Shetland in July 2013.

Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson head for the Shetlands, the most northerly inhabited place in the UK. Ellie meets the islanders farming seaweed to eat, tries her hand at an ancient Viking version of chess and goes in search of one of the UK’s rarest birds – the red necked phalarope.

Adam gets up close to rare native Shetland cattle and sheep, then takes a twirl with a dancing pony. And Tom Heap reports on how a new approach to animal inspections is helping improve welfare on farms.


Countryfile (1988–)
Countryfile poster Rating: 7.1/10 (45 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: John Craven, Adam Henson
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: N/A
Released: 01 Jul 1988
Plot: Series looking at people and stories with a rural theme.
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Time Team (1994 – ongoing)

Time Team took a visit to Fetlar, Shetland in Season 10, Episode 4.

Time Team (1994–)
Time Team poster Rating: 8.4/10 (625 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth
Runtime: 55 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary, History
Released: 16 Jan 1994
Plot: A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.
Season 10, Episode 4:-
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Shetland (2013 – ongoing)

Shetland (2013–)
Shetland poster Rating: 7.4/10 (1,140 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Douglas Henshall, Steven Robertson, Alison O'Donnell, Erin Armstrong
Runtime: 60 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 10 Mar 2013
Plot: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing. Set against a hauntingly beautiful landscape, Shetland is based on the best selling books such as Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning.
Season 1 Trailer:-
Season 2 Trailer:-
Season 3 Trailer:-
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Coast (2005 – ongoing)

Shetland has been featured on the BBC2 documentary series 'Coast' several times to date.  These episodes all have Shetland content:-
Season Episode Name
3 1 Shetland to Orkney
6 4 Western Isles and Shetland
7 1 The Mysteries of the Isles
9 6 Winter
10 6 Caves and Coves
Short Northern Islands
Short Shetland Tsunami


Coast (2005–)
Coast poster Rating: 8.0/10 (271 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Nicholas Crane, Mark Horton, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Neil Oliver
Runtime: 60 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary
Released: N/A
Plot: The story of the coastline of the UK and her near neighbours.
Season 3 Episode 1 (Shetland to Orkney):-
Season 6 Episode 4 (Western Isles and Shetland):-
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Simon King’s Shetland Diaries (2010)

Wildlife filmmaker Simon Kings brings his family along for this adventure, which finds them living in the Shetland Islands. King, with wife Marguerite and daughter Savannah, rents a cottage, and the family spends time braving harsh elements, including high winds, driving rain and -- given the proximity to the North Pole -- darkness for eight months of the year. The family tolerates the conditions in order to film wildlife in spectacular settings. And there's plenty of wildlife to film, including otters, killer whales, seals and more in their natural habitats.

Simon King's Shetland Diaries (2010–)
Simon King's Shetland Diaries poster Rating: N/A/10 (N/A votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Simon King
Runtime: N/A
Rated: N/A
Genre: N/A
Released: 04 Feb 2010
Plot: N/A
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Suicide Mission (1954)

Suicide Mission (1954)
Suicide Mission poster Rating: 6.7/10 (131 votes)
Director: Michael Forlong
Writer: Sidney Cole (screenplay), Michael Forlong (screenplay), David Howarth (novel), David Howarth (screenplay)
Stars: Leif Larsen, Palmar Bjørnøy, Anthony Oliver, Johannes Kalve
Runtime: 70 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Drama, War
Released: 01 Nov 1956
Plot: "Shetlandsgjengen", which translates as "the Shetland-gang", relates the true story of the illegal traffic across the North Sea from German occupied Norway to Shetland during World War II. A small group of Norwegian sailors loosely connected to the British navy take refugees from Norway to Shetland in small fishing-boats, equipped only with low-caliber weapons to protect themselves from German airplanes and patrol-boats. The film is closely based on real events, and many of the members of the gang, including the leader, called "Shetlands-Larsen" play themselves.
 
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Return to the Edge of the World (1978)

Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
Return to the Edge of the World poster Rating: 6.9/10 (128 votes)
Director: Michael Powell
Writer: N/A
Stars: Michael Powell, John Laurie, Frankie Reidy, Sydney Streeter
Runtime: 85 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary, Short, History
Released: 03 Oct 1978
Plot: Essentially a re-release of Michael Powell's 'The Edge of the World (1937)', but with color 'bookends' in which director and actors revisit the island of Foula forty years later and talk about their experiences.
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The Edge of the World (1937)

The Edge of the World (1937)
The Edge of the World poster Rating: 7.4/10 (1,256 votes)
Director: Michael Powell
Writer: Michael Powell (story)
Stars: John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry, Kitty Kirwan
Runtime: 74 min
Rated: PASSED
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Released: 09 Sep 1938
Plot: A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.
Full Movie:-
The Edge of the World Intro:-
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Murmerings from far away