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

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 DS Jackie Reid / ... (95 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 DC Stuart Fraser / ... (75 episodes, 1994-2010)
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 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)
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 Supt. Jack McVitie / ... (39 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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6 September 1983 (UK)  »

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The programme proved to be a training ground for young Scottish acting talent. The likes of Robert Carlyle, Dougray Scott, Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, Iain Glen and Alan Cumming all made early appearances in Taggart. 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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Followed by Taggart: A Few Bad Men (1998) See more »

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No Mean City
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Sung by Maggie Bell
Music by Mike Moran
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The second best TV-show in the world - and the best in the detective genre
29 April 2001 | by (Svendborg, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Probably the best detective-show in the world, it is even better than "Rejseholdet". The very best thing about Taggart is probably that you never know who the criminal is until 5 minutes before the credits, so it is intensely thrilling to the very last minute. Another remarkable feature is the constant focus on the personality of the men and women of the Maryhill police, they never end up as boring detective-robots, the show even allows their personal troubles to play a part in the plot. Another thing I like about Taggart is the way that twice (in the parts, I've watched) they borrow the outlines of another story - ex. Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson. It adds a unique taste to the plot and makes you wonder, whether the Taggart-plot will end similar to the plot in the other story, but it never does. Finally I just have to emphasize the unique dialect spoken in the show. It is FANTASTIC!!


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