Taggart: Season 15, Episode 2

Long Time Dead (11 Jan. 1999)

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In this feature length investigation, Jardine and Reid find themselves embroiled in a disturbing case that leads them to the dark underbelly of human nature. It is the annual Strathclyde ... See full summary »

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James MacPherson ...
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John Michie ...
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Robert Robertson ...
Patricia Ross ...
Marsha Erskine
Martin Ledwith ...
Jay Erskine / Thomas Erskine
John McGlynn ...
Mackie
Duncan Bell ...
David Sutherland
Irene Ng ...
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Peter Yip (as David Y. Cheung)
Adrian Pang ...
Oscar Liang
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Maria
Charneh Demir ...
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In this feature length investigation, Jardine and Reid find themselves embroiled in a disturbing case that leads them to the dark underbelly of human nature. It is the annual Strathclyde CID Dinner at the Crawford Hotel, and the last place you'd think a murder would be committed. However, as the part is in full swing with The Sweet Muffins (The Oddballs) performing on stage, the body of the hotel owner is discovered strangled and dumped in the rubbish. When the main suspect is found murdered before the police can question him it is the start of a complex case that will effect Jardine in a way he cannot yet expect. Written by Anonymous

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Murder at the policemen's' ball
8 February 2008 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

D.C.I. Michael Jardine is hosting the Strathclyde CID Dinner at the Crawford Hotel when the body of the owner is found strangled and dumped in the back lane. A kitchen hand who was behaving strangely immediately becomes the prime suspect. However, he too is murdered before he can be interviewed. So too is the chef after he makes a phone call threatening to blackmail the murderer. All of the victims have had their eyes removed.

Unfortunately for Jardine his girlfriend, an I.T. consultant, becomes a suspect when it is discovered she had an affair with the first victim and the murder weapon is a self locking cable used to tie computer cables.

The storyline takes a brilliant twist when DC Stuart Fraser follows the trail of Eastern European employees who find themselves in a clinic run by a friend of Marsha Erskine - co-owner of the hotel and wife of the first victim. The clinic specializes in organ transplants. What is suspicious is that after being treated for minor complaints all of the patients simply disappear.

This is a clever episode of Taggart and well written.


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