Shetland

Raven Black Part 1 of 2

17-year-old Catherine Ross is found murdered on a secluded beach. DI Jimmy Perez rapidly preserves the forensic evidence before questioning local recluse Magnus Bain, whose cottage overlooks the crime scene. He is intrigued to discover that Magnus had recently forged an unlikely friendship with the victim. Perez and his team -- Detective Sergeant Alison 'Tosh' McIntosh and Trainee Detective Constable Sandy Wilson -- begin piecing together the hours leading up to Catherine's death.

Frustratingly, these events prove difficult to pin down as Catherine lived mostly alone while her father worked on the oil-rigs. Perez questions Sally Henry, Catherine's timid best friend whose mother -- local schoolteacher Margaret Henry -- makes no secret of her dislike for Catherine. He follows up with Hugo Scott, Catherine's evidently obsessed teacher, and Alan Isbister, a local playboy philanderer, who admits to seeing Catherine at his open house party on Midsummer Night. When Fiscal Procurator Rhona Kelly draws Perez's attention to the unsolved case of Catriona Bruce, a seven-year-old girl who disappeared from the same village 19 years ago, Perez realises that the two "victims" even shared an address. When revisiting Magnus Bain (who also knew Catriona) he sees an ageing photograph on the mantelpiece of a young girl holding a doll. Magnus reveals that this was a sister who died in childhood.

Although Magnus's name continues to crop up regularly throughout the investigation, Perez refuses to commit entirely to a link between the death of Catherine and the disappearance of Catriona - fearing a 'witch hunt' around Magnus. But when the perfectly preserved body of a young girl is discovered in the peat bogs, clutching the same doll as in the photograph at Magnus's home, Perez is reluctantly forced to turn his attention to Magnus Bain.

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Series 3, Episode 3

Perez and Tosh's investigation leads them to Glasgow, where they hope to uncover the truth behind Maguire's brutal death and his connection to Robbie Morton. But old ghosts return to haunt Perez, and with his enemies trying to prevent him from getting to the truth, the murder mystery continues.

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Series 3, Episode 4

Perez and his team are determined to track down the person who aided Michael Thompson's killer. But as the case gathers pace, the officers involved find they are all under threat. Sandy comes across the killer by chance in a ruined building, and is knocked out. Tosh, returning from Glasgow, is abducted at the airport.

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Series 3, Episode 5

Tosh returns apparently unharmed, but the truth later comes out. Perez continues to investigate the double murder case, but finds bureaucracy getting in the way, until he tracks down a rape victim and discovers that her attacker was the son of Phyllis Brennan.

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Series 3, Episode 6

DI Perez and his team discover that the person responsible for the deaths of Robbie Morton and Michael Thompson is closer to home than they had thought.

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