Taggart: Season 22, Episode 1

Cause and Effect (16 Sep. 2005)

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When an attractive young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks intrigue around an affluent marina - her husband initially seems to be the prime suspect.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blythe Duff ...
John Michie ...
Gemma Kerr
Carole Cassidy ...
Lucy Anderson
Todd Phelps
Archie Rae
Gavin Paul ...
Trevor Bovey
Clare Waugh ...
Sam Bovey
Walter Glass
Jack Anderson
Dennis Pryde
Paul Donnelly ...
Laura Harvey ...
Margot Phelps


When an attractive young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks intrigue around an affluent marina - her husband initially seems to be the prime suspect.

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Taggart goes sailing
20 February 2008 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

After 90 episodes of Taggart much has changed. Perhaps most noticeable is how the city has transformed. When the show premiered Glasgow was portrayed as a hostile violent environment. These days we have lingering shots of churches and tree lined streets. The police station has changed too. These days our police men and women work in a modern office. It is a far cry from the old brick building Jim Taggart called home.

The episode opens with police attending a report of a break in. We see an ex copper hiding from the constables and the battered body of an attractive women lying on the floor.

The investigation begins with the victim's husband, Dennis Pryde. Eventually it leads to DCI Matt Burke reuniting with an old colleague, Jack Anderson, who was jailed for 5 years for corruption. Burke begins a relationship with Andersonś ex wife which leads to heart ache.

The real villain appears to be Archie Rae who sends his hired thugs to beat up Jack Anderson. In the process they accidentally murder him.

There are several twists and turns before we find out the truth. Adultery, blackmail and drugs all make their appearance. It wouldn't be Taggart without the usual sensationalism.

My summary: Great acting, poor script, lovely scenery.

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