Taggart: Season 11, Episode 3

Black Orchid (25 Feb. 1995)

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Tony Sabina is in town again, "The Great Sabina" to his fans. His hypnotic show relies on volunteers, among who is a young man called Stuart Fraser, and a girl called Frances Shaw. Frances ... See full summary »

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Robert Robertson ...
Iain Anders ...
James MacPherson ...
DS / DI / DCI Mike Jardine
Blythe Duff ...
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Stevie Allen ...
Len (as Stevie Allan)
Andrée Bernard ...
Terri Gordon
Matt Bradley ...
Darren Temple
Harriet Buchan ...
Trevor Byfield ...
Bob Rosen
Graham De Banzie ...
Brian Welch
Joyce Falconer ...
Frances Shaw
Frank Gallagher ...
DI Malcolm
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Supt. Drummond
Alex Harvey ...
Ken
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Tony Sabina is in town again, "The Great Sabina" to his fans. His hypnotic show relies on volunteers, among who is a young man called Stuart Fraser, and a girl called Frances Shaw. Frances who is hypnotized to believe that she could swim the channel is found drowned after the show. The resulting publicity leaves Sabins career in tatters and he decides to get even with all those who contribute to his downfall. Jardine and Reid investigate a series of killings that may have been carried out "to order". Written by Anonymous

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Goodbye Taggart
21 May 2007 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the episode that marked a new era. The show opens with Jim Taggart being buried by his family and colleagues. But there are murders to solve and bad guys to catch.

Tony Sabina is played by James Laurenson, the New Zealand actor who also appeared in Double Jeopardy (1988)as Maurice Bain. This time he is a hypnotist out for revenge. Or so it seems.

When a young girl throws herself into the Clyde River after being hypnotised, the resulting bad publicity ruins Sabina's career. Sabina then hypnotises a young man into performing a number of gruesome murders. As Jardine and Reid investigate they are frustrated when Sabina's girlfriend continues to provide the perfect alibi.

There are some great performances in this show. Amanda Redman, (New Tricks) is stunning. Andrew Tiernan is equally powerful. It is easy to see why these two actors have gone on from strength to strength.

This episode also introduces Colin McCredie as DC Stuart Fraser. I have never felt comfortable with this choice of casting. The producers have tried him out in two previous episodes as a car thief and the victim of an initiation rite. But there you go.


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