Taggart: Season 24, Episode 2

Judgement Day (15 Jan. 2008)

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Burke's father Andrew dies, supposedly of liver failure though the actual cause turns out to be more sinister. When another member of Andrew's pensioners' club also dies, coincidence seems ... See full summary »

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Blythe Duff ...
John Michie ...
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Ewan Stewart ...
John Burke
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Dr Marion Vaughn
James Grant ...
Tom Gardner
James Martin ...
Billy Watson
Una McLean ...
Theresa Braithwaite
George Drennan ...
Dr Graham Fletcher
Louise Ludgate ...
Dr Hilary Stewart
Isabelle Joss ...
Angie Hamilton
Andrew Arnold ...
Andrew Burke
James Bryce ...
Undertaker
Maureen Allan ...
Jane Phillips
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Burke's father Andrew dies, supposedly of liver failure though the actual cause turns out to be more sinister. When another member of Andrew's pensioners' club also dies, coincidence seems unlikely, particularly as a twenty thousand pound savings plan is involved. Burke has to keep in check his less than fraternal relationship with his brother John whilst having to consider various helpers at the club as being likely murderers and discern the motive. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode was called 'Lunch Club' when it was broadcast in the Netherlands, by the KRO, in June 2008, and when it screened in Australia, on ABC1, in October 2009. See more »

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Taggart buries his father.
17 October 2009 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

Murder strikes close to home when Burke's father is found dead in his flat.

What looks like an open-and-shut case of liver failure due to alcoholism turns sinister when it's discovered Andrew Burke died of a heroin overdose. Against police regulations, DCI Burke is determined to head up the team and solve his father's murder.

But the investigation throws up plenty of difficult questions. Is a two hundred thousand pound savings plan motive enough for murder?

And could Andrew's friends Tom Gardner, Theresa Braithwaite and Billy Watson be in danger? The elderly members of Andrew's Lunch Club at the local day centre are only just reeling from the sudden death of their friend Ellen Phillips. Is there a connection to the case?

As Matt Burke struggles to keep his emotions in check, and brotherly tensions threaten to destroy his relationship with John once and for all, another murder raises the team's suspicions about the woman who discovered the body - Angie Hamilton, a volunteer at the day-centre.

And the close connection of GP Marion Vaughn, a former doctor at a Hospice, among the ailing group of old folk, raises a disturbing possibility – are the Lunch Club being targeted?

But as DCI Matt Burke races against time to prevent another death, how will he react when he comes face-to-face with the killer? And how will he handle the cold, chilling truth of his father's death?


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