Taggart: Season 11, Episode 2

Prayer for the Dead (11 Jan. 1995)

TV Episode  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Taggart is promoted to Acting Superintendent so when two young girls are murdered and the wife of a leading suspect also, he starts to wonder if Jardine and Reid are up to the job.

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Mark McManus ...
Robert Robertson ...
Iain Anders ...
Blythe Duff ...
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Derek Anders ...
Eddie Campbell
George Anton ...
Rory Macleod
Tomasz Borkowy ...
Paul Smorawinksi
Monica Brady ...
Naomi
Gil Brailey ...
Susan Clyde
Mona Bruce ...
Marjorie McVitie
Andrew Conlon ...
Andy
Lesley Duff ...
Lee Archibald
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Louise Goodall ...
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Taggart is promoted to Acting Superintendent so when two young girls are murdered and the wife of a leading suspect also, he starts to wonder if Jardine and Reid are up to the job.

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Taggart gets a promotion.
20 October 2006 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode tried too hard. Too many sub-plots, too much dialogue and too many characters made it too complicated.

Superintendent McVitie (the biscuit) is taken to hospital with a heart attack after a heated argument with Taggart. Mrs McVitie reacts very badly to Taggarts temporary promotion to Acting Superintendent and takes it out on the whole team, including Jean.

Jacki and Jardine begin investigating the death of drug addict, Scott Graham, who falls from a balcony during a drug fueled party. On the same evening Anna Polaski is abducted and brutally murdered and her body dumped in the Clyde river.

Suspicion falls on Harry McLeod, a taxi driver, when his cab is seen at both murder sites. McLoud has a record for violence and peddling drugs. When Lucy Ferguson is also murdered in identical circumstances suspicion falls on Father Doyle, a priest who isn't a priest.

Meanwhile Taggart is having reservations about Jardine and Jackei's ability to solve the case.

We are coming to the end of McManus' career as Taggart. It is obvious the producers were preparing the cast to carry on without him. Colin McCredie makes an appearance as a car thief. He will soon reappear as DC Stuart Fraser.

Die hard fans will enjoy this episode.


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