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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While still residing in his homeland, Scottish actor David Tennant auditioned unsuccessfully several times for a role in this series. See more »

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[repeated line]
DCI Jim Taggart: There's been a Murder.
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Greatest English'', crime-television show ever.
29 September 2008 | by (Reykjavík, Iceland) – See all my reviews

Scottish detective television programmer, created by Glenn Chandler (who has written many of the episodes), and made by SMG Productions (STV) for the ITV network. Taggart is a Glaswegian detective television programmer, originally set and filmed in the area of Maryhill police station in Glasgow, Scotland, but is internationally famous and is now translated into many languages including Dutch, French and Japanese. The series revolves around a group of detectives in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police. It is the world's longest continually running police drama,[1] although "Woodentop", the one-off drama that later served as a the pilot for another ITV police drama, The Bill, aired one month before the first episode of Taggart.

The Scottish English and Glasgow Patter used by the characters in the show has been the subject of a number of skits. The 1980's BBC Scotland comedy series Naked Video regularly featured a series of 'Taggart' sketches in which Tony Roper portrayed Mark McManus/Jim Taggart complete with his "There's been a murder!" catchphrase pronounced with an extremely thick Glaswegian accent rolling the 'r' in murder. There is also a Tennents lager advert where CG-animated pints of Tennents play Taggart characters. "There's been a murder!" was commonly used to stereotype the show - especially in the Mark McManus era.


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