Burke investigates a killing inspired by a 20 year old case. With the help of a forensic psychologist, he tries to solve the case before there are more victims, because it seems the ultimate target may be someone on the investigation team.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Peebles ...
Dr Irene Russell
Colin McGuigan
Brian Paterson
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ...
Layla (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Grant Todd
Deborah Arnott ...
Mary Clark
Sheila Greer Smith ...
Elizabeth Todd
Tony Donaldson ...
David Todd
Claire Nielson ...
Mrs Paterson
Helen McAlpine ...
Jo Freer ...


Burke investigates a copycat killing inspired by a murder committed 20 years ago. With the help of forensic psychologist and author, Irene Russell, he attempts to solve the case before the killer claims more victims. As the case continues, it appears that the ultimate target may be someone at the heart of the investigation. Written by Kevin Mooney

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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11 November 2005 (UK)  »

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The case of the murdered girlfriend
23 June 2007 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

A woman throws a tantrum in a crowded bar and is promptly evicted. Minutes later she is brutally murdered in a similar way to a victim 20 years previous. This reunites Burke with celebrated crime writer Dr. Irene Russell, who publicised the case in a book critical of the police.

When DI Robbie Ross tracks down the boyfriend, Brian Paterson, it leads him to a coffee shop that is not all that it appears to be. Colin McGuigan is running an illegal brothel using girls brought in from Eastern Europe. Soon more murders are committed and all of them have a connection to McGuigan.

Unfortunately you will see the answer long before the credits roll.

Taggart just isn't what it used to be. However, Glasgow does appear in a favourable light. Not the dingy, dangerous place that it was in McManus' time.

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