Taggart: Season 9, Episode 1

Death Benefits (16 Feb. 1993)

TV Episode  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Julia Fraser, wife of a police sergeant, is brutally murdered whilst he is on duty. During a search of the house a list of names is found. It appears that the names on the list are rapidly ... See full summary »

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Mark McManus ...
James MacPherson ...
DS / DI / DCI Mike Jardine
Blythe Duff ...
Iain Anders ...
Robert Robertson ...
Anthony Cochrane ...
Dr. Crawford
Harriet Buchan ...
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George Donaldson
Alexander Morton ...
Susie McKenna ...
Julie Fraser
Sean Scanlan ...
Bob McKendrick
Caroline Paterson ...
Cindy McKendrick
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Marco Cellini
Frederick Warder ...
Langford
Siobhan Stanley ...
Christine
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Julia Fraser, wife of a police sergeant, is brutally murdered whilst he is on duty. During a search of the house a list of names is found. It appears that the names on the list are rapidly meeting with a series of accidents - and yet the only connection between them is the list. Written by Anonymous

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Taggart and the case of the murdered stripper
23 June 2006 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

An excellent storyline. "Death benefits" is a complex and well thought out episode which ties together a murdered policeman's wife, the theft of an art gallery and insurance fraud.

The opening scene involves Jardine rushing to attend a silent alarm at the art gallery. Sargeant John Fraser slips away from the robbery to his house and we then see him standing over the battered body of his wife. When Taggart investigates he discovers a list of names on the victim and soon realises that the people on the list are meeting with mysterious deaths. He also discovers the victim was working secretly as a stripper.

Meanwhile, Sargeant John Faser is being blackmailed by the art thieves who saw him slip away. An old colleague of Taggart's is called in to investigate the robbery which complicates life for our veteran detective.

On the home front Jean Taggart is being seen around town with a mystery man who is wining and dining her.

John Fraser is played by Alexander Morton who we saw in episode two "Dead Ringer." Ken Hutchison puts in a good performance. Taggart continues to improve and season 9 is the best so far.


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