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

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Series cast summary:
Blythe Duff ...  DS Jackie Reid / ... 95 episodes, 1990-2010
Colin McCredie ...  DC Stuart Fraser / ... 75 episodes, 1994-2010
John Michie ...  DI Robbie Ross / ... 70 episodes, 1990-2010
Alex Norton ...  DCI Matt Burke / ... 59 episodes, 1986-2010
Robert Robertson Robert Robertson ...  Dr. Stephen Andrews / ... 51 episodes, 1985-2001
James MacPherson James MacPherson ...  DCI Mike Jardine / ... 48 episodes, 1987-2002
Iain Anders ...  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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English

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6 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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Таггерт See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The programme proved to be a training ground for young Scottish acting talent. The likes of Robert Carlyle, Dougray Scott, Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, Iain Glen and Alan Cumming all made early appearances in Taggart. See more »

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[repeated line]
DCI Jim Taggart: There's been a Murder.
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Why Does It Always Rain On Me
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Scotland's great contribution to the "Tv 'Tec" show.
12 August 2005 | by sisalmonSee all my reviews

Taggart is now officially the longest running cop show on British T.V. and indeed has been on for 3/4 of my lifetime. There are several reasons for its longevity but surely the main one is the underlying grim humour that enhances every episode. While it was undoubtedly at it's peak in the Mark "there's been a muurder" McManus years, it has recently returned to peak form with the introduction Alec Norton as the "heid man." Norton combines McManus's tough demeanor with an acting ability that outweighs his predecessor. But then McManus didn't need to be an Al Pacino, he WAS the character, dour and caustic. The other characters always provided a little colour along with occasionally convoluted personal lives. However the real star in Taggart was always Glasgow. while Glasgow has changed greatly since the '80's the city's character and natural humour always shines through. The title song puts it that "this is no mean town, this is no mean city", well it's obviously a mean enough city to sustain a 22 year murder series without ever really seeming unbelievable like the village of "Midsomer Murder" which has a body count higher than New York's! All in all a good cop show and one that as long as it can keep Alec Norton, should continue for a few more years yet.


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