Taggart: Season 24, Episode 9

Homesick (8 Dec. 2008)

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A building site security guard and a hotel housekeeper are both shot within a period of twenty-four hours. Both were Polish. When Anglo-Polish lawyer Paula Socacz, who runs the Kaczynski ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Blythe Duff ...
John Michie ...
Katrina Bryan ...
Pathologist Ellis Sinclair
Emma Currie ...
Paula Sobacz
Donald Booth
Kristof Puliaski (as Rad Kaim)
Alasdair Harvey ...
Harry Shaw
Robert Jan Szemis ...
Jan Borowski
Katrina Rose Smith ...
Marlena (as Katrina Rose-Smith)


A building site security guard and a hotel housekeeper are both shot within a period of twenty-four hours. Both were Polish. When Anglo-Polish lawyer Paula Socacz, who runs the Kaczynski social club, is on a local radio phone-in show, a sinister caller owns to being the killer, with a racial motive. However, the discovery that the victims were cousins points towards a more personal reason for their deaths. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Taggart goes Polish.
28 November 2009 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

When Polish security guard Zbigniew 'Ziggy' Lisowski is shot at the building site where he works, DCI Burke and the team are called in to investigate the murder.

Ziggy worked for Livingston Construction, a building company who use Polish immigrant workers on site. Mr Fisher, the site supervisor, proves a difficult customer and ends up in DCI Burke's bad books.

Ross and Reid go to Ziggy's flat to try and find some clues as to who would want to murder him, and they follow a lead to the Kaczynski Polish club. At the club they meet Paula, a Polish immigrant who was helping Ziggy with his English. She is building a case against the building company for exploitation.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city a woman is found dead. The body belongs to receptionist Kate Booth. When Ross and Reid visit Kate's husband, Donald, they discover than she was a Polish immigrant. Could the two murders be connected? The team originally suspect the two victims were involved. However, Ross believes the murders are racially motivated.

Later that night Paula is interviewed by a shock jock. While on air a mystery caller confesses to the murders and promises to continue killing Poles.

While Ross and Burke do their best to try and trace the call and calm Paula, Reid and Fraser are back at Ziggy's flat where they catch someone searching through his things. The interloper, Kristof, is brought in for questioning and it soon becomes clear that he isn't behind the murders – and he reveals that Ziggy was in fact gay. Eventually a DNA examination reveals the two victims were cousins.

This lead and the discovery of the antique gun used in the murder lead to the real murderer. This is a well written episode of Taggart. I didn't see the solution till the very end.

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