The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

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Series cast summary:
...  DS Jackie Reid / ... 95 episodes, 1990-2010
...  DC Stuart Fraser / ... 75 episodes, 1994-2010
...  DI Robbie Ross / ... 70 episodes, 1990-2010
...  DCI Matt Burke / ... 59 episodes, 1986-2010
Robert Robertson ...  Dr. Stephen Andrews / ... 51 episodes, 1985-2001
James MacPherson ...  DCI Mike Jardine / ... 48 episodes, 1987-2002
...  Supt. Jack McVitie / ... 39 episodes, 1985-1998
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

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6 September 1983 (UK)  »

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While still residing in his homeland, Scottish actor David Tennant auditioned unsuccessfully several times for a role in this series. See more »

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[repeated line]
DCI Jim Taggart: There's been a Murder.
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Followed by Taggart: Wavelength (2000) See more »

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Why Does It Always Rain On Me
Performed by Travis
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Tense, exciting and well written!
19 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Taggart is definitely gritty, but you can't really have a murder mystery that is funny. Sometimes Touch of Frost is like that, but that is because David Jason is a comedy genius, and also knows when to be serious. But if you want a gritty, sombre murder mystery with totally original ideas, Taggart is perfect for you. Such a shame that Mark McManus died during the series' very successful run, though Alex Norton does do a competent job as DCI Burke. Blythe Duff is a very talented actress, and John Michie and Colin McCredie do a credible job also. The episodes are sometimes brutal, but always gritty and tense. Although I am more familiar with the more recent episodes, I wish there were more repeats of the earlier ones with McManus. Another special mention should go to the theme tune, very good indeed, and it was a really original idea to base it around Glasgow. 9/10 Bethany Cox.


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