Taggart (1983– )

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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

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Series cast summary:
Blythe Duff ...
 DS Jackie Reid / ... (95 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 DC Stuart Fraser / ... (75 episodes, 1994-2010)
John Michie ...
 DI Robbie Ross / ... (70 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 DCI Matt Burke / ... (59 episodes, 1986-2010)
Robert Robertson ...
 Dr. Stephen Andrews / ... (52 episodes, 1983-2001)
James MacPherson ...
 DCI Mike Jardine / ... (48 episodes, 1987-2002)
Iain Anders ...
 Supt. Jack McVitie / ... (40 episodes, 1985-1998)
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

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The programme is named after the lead character DCI Jim Taggart, played by Mark McManus. When McManus died in 1994 the series continued without him, or the character. See more »

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Det. Sgt. Jackie Reid: Michael Jardine died as he had lived - a brave and honest man. He was the best friend I ever had, and the worst boss.
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No Mean City
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Sung by Maggie Bell
Music by Mike Moran
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Tense, exciting and well written!
19 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Taggart is definitely gritty, but you can't really have a murder mystery that is funny. Sometimes Touch of Frost is like that, but that is because David Jason is a comedy genius, and also knows when to be serious. But if you want a gritty, sombre murder mystery with totally original ideas, Taggart is perfect for you. Such a shame that Mark McManus died during the series' very successful run, though Alex Norton does do a competent job as DCI Burke. Blythe Duff is a very talented actress, and John Michie and Colin McCredie do a credible job also. The episodes are sometimes brutal, but always gritty and tense. Although I am more familiar with the more recent episodes, I wish there were more repeats of the earlier ones with McManus. Another special mention should go to the theme tune, very good indeed, and it was a really original idea to base it around Glasgow. 9/10 Bethany Cox.


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