Farid Mamood,son of an Iranian refugee family is burnt to death in an alley way. Joined by liaison officer Mita Rahim,the team initially discount a racial motive and believe a family member... See full summary »
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Blythe Duff ...
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Davood Ghadami ...
Duncan Clark
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William Geddes
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Jal-Al Mamood
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Soheil Mamood
Nalini Chetty ...
Delkash Mamood
Bamshad Abedi-Amin ...
Yusi Mamood
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DS Mita Rahim
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Chief Supt Karen Campbell
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Sammy Kirkwood
Clare Waugh ...
Abbie Geddes
Lesley Hart ...
Carol Anne Mamood
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Thomas Keenan
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Farid Mamood,son of an Iranian refugee family is burnt to death in an alley way. Joined by liaison officer Mita Rahim,the team initially discount a racial motive and believe a family member may be hiding something. Then,after Jackie has discovered graffiti relating to Lockerbie, Farid's sister Delkash is also attacked. Another sibling, Yusi,who is gay,also dies after trying to bribe immigration officer Kirkwood into extending the family's stay,putting Kirkwood in the frame along with Iraqi veteran Billy Geddes,who married into the Mamoud family and smug local entrepreneur Keenan,to whom Mamoud Senior was a business rival. Ultimately the motives are indeed racial though the remaining family members still find themselves facing deportation through insufficient grounds for remaining in Glasgow. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 October 2010 (UK)  »

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Taggart and the refugees
24 June 2011 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is Taggart at its best. The way it used to be.

The episode opens with a horrific attack on an Iranian refugee. The victim's family is scheduled to be deported. The team first suspect a taxi driver who turns out to be a Gulf war veteran with questionable views. A corrupt immigration official and a crime figure complete the cast of characters.

In the final scene Burke and his team manage to find the common link that ties the characters together.

In the end I couldn't help wonder about Taggart's eventual demise. If it had been able to sustain this level of script writing and acting the series could have had a future.


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