Taggart (1983–2010)
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Taggart and Livingston investigate after the discovery of a woman's severed leg.





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Episode credited cast:
Mark McManus ...
DCI Jim Taggart
DS Peter Livingstone (as Neil Duncan)
Harriet Buchan ...
Jean Taggart
Robert Robertson ...
Dr. Stephen Andrews
Supt. Jack McVitie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Anderson ...
Dave McSwean
Monica Brady ...
Edna Bryce
Don Gallagher ...
DS Dave Watson
Scott Adair
Corinne Harris ...
Rosy French
Stuart Hepburn ...
DS Kenny Forfar
Andrew McCulloch ...
Fred Swan
Julie Miller ...
Caroline Patton
Nancy Mitchell ...
Mrs Barnet
Claire Nielson ...
Rhona Cameron


Taggart and Livingston investigate after the discovery of a woman's severed leg.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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24 February 1986 (UK)  »

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Possibly the best episode of vintage Taggart.
14 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

A truck driver stops beside a busy road and discovers a severed arm. The following day a fisherman finds a leg and it looks like a murderer is disposing of his victim one piece at a time. Thus begins possibly the best episode of Taggart starring Mark McManus.

This is the fourth episode in the series and the story line continues to develop the characters that have become familiar to us. We learn why Jean Taggart is in a wheel chair and discover that Jim Taggart is starting to question his future in the marriage. We also see the seeds of discontent which lead to Detective Peter Livingston eventually leaving the series.

Alex Norton gives a brilliant performance as the primary suspect while Corrine Harris shines as the love interest.

Taggart is not formula TV. The writing is clever, the story lines are complex and will keep you guessing right to the end. But perhaps the reason I enjoyed this episode more than others is the way in which Glasgow is put on display. The camera work throughout this episode is brilliant.

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