Following the shocking end to Shetland episode 3, we now have our first look at this week's brand new episode, which will see Ruth and Tosh interviewing new prime suspect, Peter Ayre.


In the clip, as forensics search Peter's eerie house, Tosh and Ruth question him, with the former asking him what he was doing with Ellen Quinn's body the previous night, and whether he was planning to burn it.

Peter suggests that it's what Ellen would have wanted, telling the detectives that her body being burned is better than it "rotting in a drawer".

Ruth points out it's a refrigerated draw, and that Ellen's body wouldn't have rotted until it was taken out - a clarification he doesn't look best pleased about.

You can watch the clip right here now.

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This eighth season has been the first run of Shetland not to feature Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez, with his role being taken up by Ashley Jensen's Ruth.

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Tosh star Alison O'Donnell previously told that this change meant the behind-the-scenes experience on season 8 was "night and day" with what had come before.

She explained: "It was always going to be really, really different because I had cut my teeth working alongside Dougie and learning how to do this job.
"I had grown into that iteration of the show and I felt very comfortable in that. I always felt like I could anticipate what was coming, so everybody knew that was all going to be out of the window [with this season]."

She continued: "It was nice to be reawakened and, to a certain extent, start all over again, although at the same time I was able to bring a decade of experience of what this show is and what my experience of this show is, and Ashley's experience of everything she's done before, and we just tried to meet in the middle.

"It was a really, really thrilling process. I really enjoyed it."

Shetland season 8 continues on Wednesday 22nd November at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer. Ann Cleeves's Shetland novels are available to buy now. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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