Taggart: Season 6, Episode 1

Evil Eye (4 Sep. 1990)

TV Episode  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McManus ...
James MacPherson ...
Jill Gascoine ...
Jane Antrobus
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Danny Bonnar
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Malcolm Durie
John McGlynn ...
DCI Andy McGarry
Gerry Slevin ...
Tom McGarry (as Gerard Slevin)
Gary Webster ...
DS David Tilling
Iain Anders ...
Robert Robertson ...
Harriet Buchan ...
Louise Beattie ...
Marie Rendall
Patrick Hannaway ...
Mark Hamilton
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Colin Breck
Johnny Beattie ...
Frank Rourke
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Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan.

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The case of the murdered gypsy
5 April 2006 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you watch Taggart long enough you begin to see a theme to the writing. In the past we have had "Taggart and the serial killers," "Taggart and the voodoo magic," & "Taggart and the mad motorcycle gang." I can imagine the writers sitting around and thinking "Why don't we try a storyline with a gypsy curse?" The story begins with a gang of diamond thieves holding up a jeweler in London. The heist goes terribly wrong when a policeman is murdered and the villains head for Scotland. Along the way they crash near a gypsy caravan and murder the family matriarch.

Taggart has been credited with getting a number of young actors under way. John Hannah is introduced in the episode and puts in a credible performance. He is best remembered for "4 weddings and a funeral." Taggart spends much of this episode beside his wife who is in hospital in a coma. Watch the amusing tirade that brings her out of it.


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