Taggart: Season 3, Episode 1

The Killing Philosophy (15 Apr. 1987)

TV Episode  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Taggart investigates a failed rape attempt by a masked attacker. However, his job is complicated when the victim commits suicide and the criminal strikes again, and his attacks soon turn to murder.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Killing Philosophy (15 Apr 1987)

The Killing Philosophy (15 Apr 1987) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Taggart.
« Previous Episode | 6 of 110 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McManus ...
...
DS Peter Livingstone (as Neil Duncan)
Sheila Grier ...
Kim Redman
Philip Dupuy ...
Patrick Clark (as Phillip Dupuy)
Richard Jamieson ...
Alan McMasters
Rod Culbertson ...
Kevin Redman
Jenny Lee ...
Joan Raeburn
Gerda Stevenson ...
Mary Imrie
Kika Mirylees ...
Sylvana Watson
Jon Croft ...
Brian Hogg
David McKail ...
Derek Munro
Iain Anders ...
James MacPherson ...
Robert Robertson ...
Patricia Ross ...
Edit

Storyline

Taggart investigates a failed rape attempt by a masked attacker. However, his job is complicated when the victim commits suicide and the criminal strikes again, and his attacks soon turn to murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Release Date:

15 April 1987 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Genuinely frightening
5 April 2006 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

The opening scene in this episode is genuinely frightening. A young woman climbs into a car only to have the another one tail gate her while trying to get her to stop. Is he trying to rescue her or harm her? You will have to watch it to find out.

The story line is simple. A number of attacks start turning to murder. One of the victims, who survives an attempted rape, commits suicide.

Fans of the series will note this is the first appearance by Detective Micheal Jardine who went on to replace Detective Peter Livingstone. Neil Duncan, who played Livingstone, had given the producers notice that he wanted to pursue his career on stage in London. His relationship with Taggart was always fairly competitive as the two barely tolerated each other. Jardine would become like a son to Taggart and the relationship endured until McManus tragically passed away.

This is a very good episode of Taggart for all the right reasons.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has Taggart been axed? andy_1976
ITV has axed Taggart andy_1976
Favourite episode BerlinDancer
Is Mike Hot? kel_l342
can someone fill me in? merrypsimon
Something's bugging me! Episode 4 annakillick
Discuss The Killing Philosophy (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?