Taggart and Jardine investigate a case linking the world of drug pushers with the world of art and artists.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McManus ...
James MacPherson ...
Valerie Sinclair
Jack Galloway ...
Neil Gallagher
Peter Latimer
Joseph Brady ...
Norrie Walker (as Joe Brady)
Iain Anders ...
Harriet Buchan ...
Robert Robertson ...
Ross Dunsmore ...
Scott Kerr
Jack Greig
Allan Sharpe ...
Frank McGovern
George Drennan ...
Joe Harvey
Joey Cooper ...
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Taggart and Jardine investigate a case linking the world of drug pushers with the world of art and artists.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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31 December 1990 (UK)  »

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Jim Taggart: There's a nutter running around Glasgow, pumping bullets into people, locking them in car boots. I don't want to give them a third chance!
Mike Jardine: But sir...
Jim Taggart: What is it with you? Are you in heat or something?
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Taggart investigates the art world.
8 April 2006 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

The episode opens with a body being found in the boot of a car being crushed in a scrap metal yard. A few scenes later the grizzly details are repeated when a second body is found. This leads Taggart and Jardine on an investigation that links drugs to the art world.

In this episode we have the second appearance of Blythe Duff who has been promoted from uniform to the detective branch as DCI Reid. Fans of the series will note how Jardine and Reid display a brother/sister relationship from the very start.

The outstanding performance from this episode comes from Peter Mullan who plays career criminal Peter Latimer. Mullan would go on to win acclaim in Braveheart and "My Name Is Joe." It took me a while to place Edita Brychta who plays Valerie Sinclair, Jardine's love interest. She would go on to play bit parts in American sitcoms like "Murder She wrote." Look out for her as one of the female wrestlers in "Man on the moon." This is not the best episode of Taggart. But it is not the worst. Most people believe Taggart was at its best with the trio of Taggart, Jardine and Reid. Somehow it is not the same today.

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