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

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Cast

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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UK

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English

Release Date:

6 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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Таггерт See more »

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Stereo

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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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Det. Sgt. Jackie Reid: Michael Jardine died as he had lived - a brave and honest man. He was the best friend I ever had, and the worst boss.
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Followed by Taggart: A Few Bad Men Part One (1998) See more »

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Why Does It Always Rain On Me
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Tense, exciting and well written!
19 May 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee 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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