Taggart: Season 22, Episode 9

The Best and the Brightest (29 Mar. 2006)

TV Episode  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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A killer is at work within a university.

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Episode cast overview:
Blythe Duff ...
John Michie ...
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Seamus Gubbins ...
Professor Sean Murray
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Jessica Flowers
Jenny Foulds ...
Ruth Haines
Matthew McVarish ...
Miles
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Ashraf Hassan
Nila Aalia ...
Mrs Hassan
Iain Agnew ...
Professor McBride
Michael MacKenzie ...
Dr Magnus Baird (as Michael Mackenzie)
Puja Panchkoty ...
Mia Hassan
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Brilliant haemotology student Mia Hassan is murdered in her lab when she inhales something which induces a severe anaphylactic shock. The only clue to her social life is a man called Luke, allegedly in Seattle, with whom she exchanged e-mails. Pushy media student Jessica Flowers seems to have known Mia better than she claimed but she becomes the next victim and she also used the internet for sexy chats with a mystery man. Could the link be the handsome and charming Professor Murray who also happens to be an old flame of Jackie's? Written by don @ minifie-1

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The case of the murdered student.
13 July 2007 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

What is distracting about this episode is two characters, played by actors who have appeared in Taggart before. There are two stories running through this show tonight. Firstly, we have the murder of a bright student who appears set to win a scholarship. Secondly, DC Jackie Reid finds romance with Professor Sean Murray, who later becomes the prime suspect.

At first the team suspect the crime is race related because the victim is Muslim. However, when another student is murdered the team suspect a simpler reason - jealousy.

This episode has it all - race, computer espionage and academic snobbery. It is a pleasant change from the drivel of the last few weeks.

Taggart is changing. Once the grubby side of Glasgow featured heavily in the story line. Now the city is seen in a kinder light with clean streets and universities. Even the old police station has had a face lift.

Although I keep wondering, why do they still call it Taggart?


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