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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UK

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English

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6 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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Taggart felügyelő See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Because the phrase "There's been a murder!" was so associated with the show, longtime star Alex Norton called his 2014 autobiography "There's Been a Life". 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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"There's a deid boady in Maryhill, Jean !"
10 October 2000 | by paul sloanSee all my reviews

Taggart is total murder fantasy land.Lord knows what the body count is for all the series but it must be substantial.It is usually written to a formula of a whodunnit with one grisly murder following another before the killer is revealed(usually predictable). Mark McManus, who played the part of Jim Taggart up until his untimely death,was quite remarkable. He must have been one of the stiffest actors ever, more wooden than a Californian Redwood. Ironically though, he was perfect for the part of the gruff detective with no time for small talk. The show and its formula became such a brand that it kept the name even after McManus and the character of Taggart both passed away.Every possible angle in the twilight world of homicide seems to have been covered but still they manage to come up with different stories though these are appearing more laboured in recent years despite being superb entertainment. So Taggart continues. Who could imagine Kojak without Kojak or Columbo without Columbo ? As long as there are murders in Maryhill Taggart's old colleagues will have a place.


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